We are just a few weeks away from one of the biggest rematches in UFC flyweight history as current champion Deiveson Figueiredo defends his 125-pound strap once again against top contender Brandon Moreno at UFC 263 on June 12 live on ESPN+ PPV from Glendale, Arizona.
This will be a rematch of Figueiredo’s first clash with Moreno back at UFC 256 in Dec. 2020. The two flyweights went toe-to-toe in an epic five-round war that saw both flyweights land monstrous shots on the feet. Figueiredo was deducted one point in the third round for an illegal groin strike and it ended up costing him, as the flyweight title fight ended in a majority draw.
Luckily, UFC is rolling out the footage in advance to the rematch and featuring the first fight between Figueiredo and Moreno in its entirety. The full fight video can be seen in the above player.
UFC 263 will be headlined by a middleweight rematch between current champion Israel Adesanya and rising contender Marvin Vettori. The PPV main card will also feature a five-round welterweight bout between Leon Edwards and Nate Diaz.
Remember that MMAmania.com will deliver LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire UFC 263 fight card right here, starting with the early ESPN+ “Prelims” matches online, which are scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. ET, then the remaining undercard balance on ESPN/ESPN+ at 8 p.m. ET, before the PPV main card start time at 10 p.m. ET on ESPN+ PPV.
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