When is UFC 263? Date, Time, Location
UFC 263 takes place this Saturday, June 12 at Gila River Arena in Glendale, Arizona.
The main card starts at 10pm EST / 7pm PST, with prelims at 8pm EST / 5pm PST. The early prelims have a start time of 5:15pm EST / 2:15pm PST.
Adesanya, 31, suffered the first loss of his career fighting up at light-heavyweight at UFC 259, and has dropped back down in weight to defend his UFC Middleweight title in a rematch against Italian Marvin Vettori.
The Gila River Arena in Glendale, Arizona plays host for the event which also sees Nate Diaz make his long-awaited return to the Octagon against Birmingham sensation Leon Edwards.
What TV channel and live stream is UFC 263: Adesanya vs Vettori on?
UFC 263 will be broadcast live on BT Sport 1 in the UK.
In the US it’ll be live on ESPN+.
The UFC Fight Pass app will be showing the early prelims.
How can I watch UFC 263: Adesanya vs Vettori for FREE?
EE customers can get BT Sport INCLUDED to their plan at no extra cost if they are on a plan with Smart Benefits – simply log in to EE and choose BT Sport app.
And then get it on the big screen by texting SPORT to 150 to get a FREE three-month trial of large screen so you can cast all the action on your TV.
At the end of the three months you will automatically roll onto the £15 per month subscription unless cancelled.
UFC 263 full fight card
Main card (from 3am)
Main card (from 3am BST live on BT SPORT 1/ ESPN+)
Israel Adesanya (c) vs Marvin Vettori (UFC Middleweight title – main event)
Deiveson Figueiredo (c) vs Brandon Moreno (UFC Flyweight title – co-main)
Leon Edwards vs Nate Diaz (Welterweight)
Demian Maia vs Belal Muhammad (Welterweight)
Paul Craig vs Jamahal Hill (Light Heavyweight)
Prelims (from 1am live on BT SPORT 1/ ESPN+)
Drew Dober vs Brad Riddell (Lightweight)
Eryk Anders vs Darren Stewart (Light Heavyweight)
Lauren Murphy vs Joanne Calderwood (Women’s Flyweight)
Early prelims (from 11pm BST LIVE ON UFC FIGHT PASS APP)
Pannie Kianzad vs Alexis Davis (Women Bantamweight)
Frank Camacho vs Matt Frevola (Lightweight)
Chase Hooper vs Steven Peterson (Featherweight)
What have they said?
Adesanya, on their first fight: “I can’t for the life of me understand, or how he and another judge can give that fight to him and say ‘no, he won two of those rounds.’ What? What? Excuse me, what? Huh, nah, it doesn’t work that way,”
And he has promised a knockout this time: “The judges are gonna be removed from the equation this time, guarantee you, 100 percent, they are going to be removed from the equation, I’ll guarantee you that.”
How to watch UFC 263: Israel Adesanya and Marvin Vettori face off in a championship rematch this Saturday on ESPN+
UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya will face Marvin Vettori for the second time in the main event of UFC 263. The pay-per-view match costs $70 and will stream live from Glendale, Arizona, on ESPN+.
Adesanya returns to the middleweight division he’s dominated since 2018 after suffering the first defeat of his career against UFC light heavyweight champion Jan Blachowicz at UFC 259. Vettori lost a split decision to Adesanya in April 2018 and has expressed confidence entering the rematch.
Vettori has won his last five fights since losing to Adesanya, including a UFC Fight Night main event win over Kevin Holland in April. Flyweight champion Deiveson Figueiredo will also defend his title in a rematch against Brandon Moreno at UFC 263. Figeuiredo and Moreno fought to a five-round draw in December 2020.
The UFC 263 main card costs $70 and requires an ESPN+ subscription for $6 a month or $60 per year. ESPN also offers a discounted bundle for $89.98 with UFC 263 and one year of ESPN+; a 30% discount.
Here’s the fight card for UFC 263: Adesanya vs. Vettori
Early Prelims — 6 p.m. ET, 3 p.m. PT on UFC Fight Pass
Carlos Felipe versus Jake Collier [Heavyweight]
Fares Ziam versus Luigi Vendramini [Lightweight]
Chase Hooper versus Steven Peterson [Featherweight]
Matt Frevola versus Terrance McKinney [Lightweight]
Pannie Kianzad versus Alexis Davis [Women’s Bantamweight]
Prelims — 8 p.m. ET, 5 p.m. PT on ESPN+ and ESPN
Movsar Evloev versus Hakeem Dawodu [Featherweight]
Lauren Murphy versus Joanne Calderwood [Women’s Flyweight]
Eryk Anders versus Darren Stewart [Light Heavyweight]
Drew Dober versus Brad Riddell [Lightweight]
Main Card — 10 p.m. ET, 7 p.m. PT on ESPN+ for $70
Paul Craig versus Jamahal Hill [Light Heavyweight]
Demian Maia versus Belal Muhammad [Welterweight]
Leon Edwards versus Nate Diaz [Welterweight]
Deiveson Figueiredo versus Brandon Moreno [Flyweight title]
Israel Adesanya versus Marvin Vettori [Middleweight title]
How to watch UFC 263
You can watch the main event of UFC 263 live on ESPN+ at 10 p.m. ET on June 12. The event is separated into three portions: the early prelims, the prelims, and the main card.
The early prelims start at 6 p.m. ET and are only available to UFC Fight Pass subscribers. The prelims will begin at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN+ and the ESPN cable channel. The main card is scheduled for 10 p.m. ET and is an ESPN+ exclusive pay-per-view event.
This means you have to subscribe to the ESPN+ streaming service before you’re able to purchase the main card PPV. An ESPN+ membership costs $6 a month or $60 a year. The UFC 263 PPV event requires a one-time fee of $70 on top of your ESPN+ subscription.
You can access the ESPN+ app on all major mobile and streaming devices, including Amazon Fire, Apple, Android,
, PS4, Xbox One, Roku, Samsung Smart TVs, and more.
Ways to save on the UFC 263 pay-per-view price
If you plan on signing up for ESPN+ to watch UFC 263, you can take advantage of a special discounted package.
New subscribers can purchase a year-long ESPN+ membership with access to UFC 263 included for a total of $89.98. That’s over 30% off the regular combined price of an annual plan and a PPV match. Following your first year of service, ESPN+ will then renew for the regular annual price of $60.
UFC 263 free live stream: Israel Adesanya vs Marvin Vettori in a huge UFC middleweight pay-per-view
UFC 263 will witness a huge night of MMA between Israel Adesanya and Marvin Vettori this Saturday at the Gila River Arena in Arizona. The middleweight title fight tops a packed bill that will see Deiveson Figueiredo defend his flyweight belt against Brandon Moreno. UFC 263 is a $70 pay-per-view in the US but cheaper in other parts of the world. Make sure you know how to watch an UFC 263 live stream for less and from anywhere.