When and Where To Watch UFC 263: Date, Timing and More

Published 05/31/2021, 9:56 AM EDT

UFC 263 event will take place June 12, 2021, at the Gila River Arena in Glendale, Arizona, United States. It will be the third event this year to feature a live crowd after the Covid-19 pandemic. The event will be the second that the promotion will contest in Glendale, following UFC on Fox: Poirier vs. Gaethje in April 2018.


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Israel Adesanya vs Marvin Vettori 2 will headline the event and will fight for the UFC Middleweight championship. Their earlier battle had taken place at UFC on Fox: Poirier vs. Gaethje, where Adesanya won via split decision.


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The co-main event will feature a UFC Flyweight Championship rematch between the champ Deiveson Figueiredo and Brandon Moreno. Their last battle ended in a majority draw at UFC 256 in December last year.

The main card will also feature a highly anticipated welterweight clash between Nate Diaz and Leon Edwards. The duo was initially scheduled for a face-off at UFC 262 before a minor injury to Diaz postponed their clash to this event.

The fight will be a 5 round affair, which will be the first time in UFC that a non-title clash other than the main event is scheduled for five rounds.

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UFC 263: Date, timing, and live stream for USA and Canada

For the viewers in the USA and Canada, the event will take place on June 12, 2021. Early Prelims will start at 6:30 p.m. ET and UFC 263 Preliminary Card will start at 8 p.m. ET. The UFC 263 main card will start at 10 p.m. ET.

The viewers can expect Adesanya and Vettori to enter the ring around 12:15 a.m (depending on the duration of earlier fights).

The viewers in the USA and Canada can watch the live event through ESPN+. The PPV price for UFC 263  for ESPN+ subscribers is $69.99. While the new subscribers have the option of buying an annual ESPN+ subscription and the fight for $89.98. The prelims are also available on TSN5 for Canadian viewers.

Event timing and streaming for countries outside the USA and Canada

Global viewers will need a subscription to watch the event on UFC Fight Pass. The monthly subscription is $9.99, and the annual subscription is $95.99. Viewers can access this from the promotion’s website.

The event will take place on Saturday, June 12, 2021, in the UK. They can watch the prelims live from 10:15 p.m. GMT and the main card at 3 a.m. GMT on Sunday, June 12, 2021. The event will be live-streamed on BT Sport 1 TV channel and BT Sport’s website and app for subscribers.

Viewers in Brazil can access the event through the UFC Fight pass and also through Fox sports. The same goes for the viewers in Mexico.

Because of the time zone of the viewer’s location, the date and timings of the event will differ accordingly. For viewers from other parts of Europe like Spain, Germany, Italy (available on DAZN, the global sports streaming service), etc, the event takes place on Sunday, June 13, 2021. The main card will begin at 4 a.m. CET.


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The UFC PPVs will be accessible to viewers in New Zealand via Spark’s digital services. The dedicated sports streaming provider will allow audiences to purchase UFC PPV events for NZD$39.95 with no monthly subscription required.

For Indian viewers, the event will also take place on Sunday, June 13, 2021. The early prelims will begin at 4 a.m. IST, and the prelims will kick off around 5:30 a.m. IST. Indian viewers can expect the main card to begin somewhere around 7:30 a.m. IST.


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