WATCH: UFC 263 Face Offs Get Intense

Published 06/12/2021, 1:46 AM EDT


UFC 263 is almost upon us and fans can’t wait to see the marquee pay-per-view-event unfold in Glendale, Arizona. All fighters have weighed in successfully and the ceremonial weigh-in produced some intense moments between the fighters. UFC fans expect the final three fights on the card to be all-time classics and if the face-offs are any indication, they will be.

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The main and co-main event are title fight rematches that came down to the wire when the fighters first met. Additionally, Nate Diaz’s bout against Leon Edwards is historic as it’s the first five-round fight that’s neither for a title nor in the main event slot. There’s a lot to look forward to on the card and the fighters are ready to deliver.

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Israel Adesanya vs Marvin Vettori

When Adesanya and Vettori came face-to-face, their bad blood was clearly ready to boil over. Both men have been going back-and-forth before the fight and the intensity is palpable. ‘The Last Stylebender’ was seen trying to get into Vettori’s head by reading into his stance at the face-off.

As Marvin Vettori has no love lost for Israel Adesanya either, Dana White was on high alert during their face-off. It’s safe to say that this middleweight title clash will be one for the ages.

Deiveson Figueiredo vs Brandon Moreno

The ceremonial weigh-in face-off between Figueiredo and Moreno went quite differently than their previous encounter. ‘Deus de Guerra’ shoved Moreno the last time they faced off. However, his disposition was slightly more tempered this time around. Brandon Moreno reluctantly responded to Figueiredo’s attempt to bump fists, and both men faced the roaring crowd.

Despite the intensity between both fighters having somewhat dissipated, they will undoubtedly bring the heat on Fight Night.

Leon Edwards vs Nate Diaz

The aforementioned face-off went much like fans expected as Nate Diaz and Leon Edwards stoically stared each other down. There isn’t much animosity going into their fight, and it’s strictly business for both men.

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However, the high-stakes nature of the UFC 263 fight means that when the cage door closes, fans can expect an all-out war.

What did you make of the face-offs?

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Darryl Pinto is a senior MMA writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his graduate degree in Mass Media (with a specialization in Journalism) out of Xavier’s College and has a year's experience in his current role. Darryl specializes in predictions, reporting, and covering UFC events live.

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