Israel Adesanya logically retained his middleweight title by successful by unanimous resolution in opposition to Marvin Vettori on the evening of Saturday to Sunday at UFC 263. An night additionally marked by the victory by submission of Brandon Moreno over the champion of the flies Deiveson Figueiredo or the shedding return of legend Nate Diaz after 19 months of absence.
About three years after their first struggle in April 2018, Israel Adesanya and Marvin Vettori gave the duvet this weekend at UFC 263 in Glendale, Ariz.
Unlike their earlier conflict, the 2 rivals have been preventing for the middleweight title this time round. But like the primary time “The Last Stylebender” gained the (unanimous) resolution of the judges and saved his belt.
More incisive within the standing duel, the Nigerian completely managed this struggle in opposition to his rival Italian opponent. Yes Marvin vettori tried to carry the champion to the bottom, Israel Adesanya confirmed an ideal serenity throughout the vast majority of this battle.
Beaten by Jan Blachowicz In his try and win the sunshine heavyweight title final March, Israel Adesanya recalled that he remained the king of means. Apart from a small alert when Marvin Vettori tried to move a choke, the Nigerian was not often anxious and has already chosen his subsequent opponent: Robert Whittaker.
Moreno strangles Figueiredo
If “The Last Stylebender” managed to keep away from submission, Deiveson Figueiredo did not do the identical within the different important struggle of this UFC 263. The flyweight champion was shocked by Brandon Moreno in the course of the third spherical and the challenger gained with a pleasant choke.
Caught in his opponent’s embrace, Deiveson Figueiredo was compelled to faucet and quit. Six months after their first struggle resulted in a tie, Brandon moreno let his approach converse for a nineteenth victory in MMA (5 losses and a couple of ties) and grow to be at 27 years outdated the primary wrestler born in Mexico to champion the UFC.
Diaz bleeding after horrible battle with Edwards
UFC Legend, Nate diaz hadn’t fought since his defeat for the BMF belt in November 2019. Almost 19 months after his return to the Octagon, the 36-year-old veteran might nonetheless dream of an opportunity for the welterweights title from Kamaru Usman. It was nonetheless mandatory to achieve crossing the impediment Leon Edwards.
In nice form with 9 unbeaten fights in a row (8 wins and one no-contest), “Rocky” proved too strong for Nate Diaz. After an excellent battle between the 2 fighters, Leon Edwards gained by unanimous resolution of the judges on the finish of the 5 rounds and will properly be entitled to a possibility in opposition to Usman within the coming months.
Quickly forward on this duel, the third within the classification of the class managed to maintain his benefit regardless of a pleasant begin from Diaz within the remaining. Decided to offer all the things to win a twenty first victory in 33 fights for the professionals, Nate Diaz even completed with a bloody face however did not win.
“What a war”, reacted Francis Ngannou on social networks whereas Daniel Cormier additionally praised Diaz’s satisfaction. “And again Nate Diaz shows up and even after losing a fight his odds go up,” mentioned the previous heavyweight champion. This flurry is all we’ll speak about! It’s about recollections and Diaz leaves behind. recollections to individuals. “
In different notable occasions of the night, younger French prospect Farès Ziam gained his second consecutive struggle (a loss) within the UFC.
At 24, the Franco-Algerian fighter gained by majority resolution in opposition to the Brazilian Luigi Vendramini (29-28, 29-28, 28-28). What to contribute to extend its ranking with the bosses of the distinguished North American group.