Israel Adesanya would love nothing more than to get back on track after losing his light heavyweight debut at UFC 259.
Fortunately for “The Last Stylebender” (20-1, 15 KOs), he has already faced – and beaten – his opponent in UFC 263: Marvin Vettori. The latter two fought in April 2018, a split decision victory in Adesanya’s favor. Likewise, Vettori (17-4-1, two KOs) has won each of his previous five clashes, four by unanimous decision and one by submission. His last defeat? Against Adesanya.
Now the two face each other as the champion and No.3 ranked contender, respectively, in the UFC middleweight division – slightly higher stakes than their first fight. Here’s what you need to know about Saturday night’s UFC event.
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Which channel is UFC 263?
- First preliminaries: ESPN / ESPN +
- Preliminaries: ESPN / ESPN +
- Main card: ESPN + (pay-per-view)
The main card for UFC 263 will air on ESPN +, although the event will be pay-per-view. The first preliminaries and preliminaries can each be watched on ESPN or ESPN +.
What time does Israel Adesanya vs. Marvin Vettori start?
- First preliminaries: 6 p.m. ET
- Preliminaries: 8 p.m. ET
- Main card: 10 p.m. ET
The first preliminaries and preliminaries are scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. ET, respectively. The main card is scheduled to begin at 10 p.m. ET. Depending on the length of the main card, Adesanya and Vettori should be doing their ring walks around midnight.
How much does UFC 263 cost in PPV?
- Dated: saturday 12 june
- Network: ESPN +
The main card only airs on ESPN +, and even then you have to pay to see the fight:
- For current annual subscribers, the price is $ 69.99 on the ESPN + app.
- Current monthly subscribers can get UFC 263 and an upgraded package for a reduced rate of $ 84.99. They can also purchase the event itself for $ 69.99.
- New subscribers will be able to take out a recurring annual subscription and the PPV for $ 89.98, which represents a saving of over 30 percent.
Click here to learn more about the different pricing and bundling options with the ESPN + platform.
UFC 263 Fight Card
- Pianni Kianzad vs. Alex Davis (female bantamweight)
- Frank Camacho vs. Matt Frevola (lightweight)
- Chase Hooper vs. Steve Peterson (featherweight)
- Fares Ziam vs. Luigi Vendramini (lightweight)
- Carlos Felipe vs. Jake Collier (heavyweight)
- Drew Dober vs. Brad Riddell (lightweight)
- Eryk Anders vs. Darren Stewart (light heavyweight)
- Lauren Murphy vs. Joanne Calderwood (female flyweight)
- Movsar Evloev vs. Hakeem Dawodu (featherweight)
- Israel Adesanya vs. Marvin Vettori (Middleweight Championship)
- Deiveson Figueiredo vs. Brandon Moreno (Flyweight Championship)
- Leon Edwards vs. Nate Diaz (welterweight)
- Demian Maia vs. Belal Muhammad (welterweight)
- Paul Craig vs. Jamahal Hill, (light heavyweight)