Israel Adesanya would love nothing more than to get back on track after losing his light heavyweight debut at UFC 259.
Luckily for “The Last Stylebender” (20-1, 15 KOs) he has already faced — and beaten — his UFC 263 opponent: Marvin Vettori. The two last fought in April 2018, a split-decision victory in favor of Adesanya. Likewise, Vettori (17-4-1, two KOs) has won each of his five previous matchups, four via unanimous decision and one via submission. His last loss? Against Adesanya.
Now, the two face off as champion and No. 3-ranked contender, respectively, in UFC’s middleweight division — slightly higher stakes than their first bout. Here’s what you need to know about Saturday night’s UFC event.
What channel is UFC 263?
The UFC 263 main card will air on ESPN+, though the event will be pay-per-view. The early preliminaries and prelims can each be watched on ESPN or ESPN+.
What time does Israel Adesanya vs. Marvin Vettori start?
The early prelims and preliminaries are expected to start at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. ET, respectively. The main card is scheduled to start at 10 p.m. ET. Depending on the length of the main card, Adesanya and Vettori are expected to make their ring walks around midnight.
How much does UFC 263 cost on PPV?
The main card broadcast only on ESPN+, and even then you need to pay to view the fight:
Click here to learn about the different pricing and bundling options with the ESPN+ platform.
UFC 263 fight card
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