Israel Adesanya is Matrix-like inside the Octagon, and a charismatic presence on the stage — so let’s relive the UFC middleweight champ’s best moments and trash talk ahead of UFC 263, which takes place this weekend (Sat., June 12, 2021) inside Gila River Arena in Glendale, Arizona.
Ahead of Adesanya’s ESPN+-streamed pay-per-view (PPV) rematch against Marvin Vettori, relive some of his most memorable moments from interviews, open workouts, press conferences, weigh-ins and face-offs.
Adesanya always looks for a way to add a little flare to his fight week: whether it be engaging in an impromptu dance-off with Yoel Romero (watch it) or manifesting his inner “Stone Cold” Steve Austin and “The Rock” at an open workout (see it). “The Last Stylebender” never bites his tongue when it comes to exchanging words with rivals like Paulo Costa and Jon Jones.
You can watch the entire compilation video embedded above.
In addition to the Adesanya vs. Vettori 2 main event, UFC 263’s PPV main card also features a Flyweight title rematch between division roost-ruler, Deiveson Figueiredo, and top-seeded challenger, Brandon Moreno. It also marks the first five-round non-main event, non-title fight in UFC history as Leon Edwards and Nate Diaz wage war.
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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