Israel Adesanya returned to the win column with a successful middleweight title defense over Marvin Vettori at UFC 263 earlier this month in Glendale, Arizona, and you can now watch the action in super slow-motion.
Adesanya, who was coming off a loss to Jan Blachowicz in his quest for double-champ status, absolutely dominated Vettori from bell to bell with incredible precision, takedown defense, and shot selection. In the end, “Last Stylebender” captured his third-straight title defense at 185 pounds and pushed his overall middleweight record to 21-0 (10-0 UFC).
In addition to Adesanya’s main event dominance, flyweight contender Brandon Moreno stepped up in a huge way to pull off an upset in his rematch with UFC champion Deiveson Figueiredo. Moreno wasted little time in attacking the champion and started to really shine on the feet. In Round 3, Moreno worked his way to back control and finished Figueiredo via rear-naked choke. He became the first fighter to finish the Brazilian and also walked away with his first UFC title.
Last, but certainly not least, Leon Edwards and Nate Diaz also met at UFC 263 in an entertaining five-round welterweight clash. Edwards got the best of Diaz over the course of the first four rounds, but Diaz landed a crisp left hand in the fifth that badly hurt “Rocky” and nearly closed out the comeback win.
All of this action can be seen above as part of UFC 263’s “Fight Motion” video, courtesy of UFC
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