This coming weekend, a rematch between Israel Adesanya and Martin Vettori takes place at the Gila River Arena. Current champion Israel Adesanya will defend his middleweight title. The pair first stepped into the ring in 2018, when Adesanya claimed a split-decision victory. It was also his first year in the UFC.
However, Vettori thought otherwise of the results, and he has been looking for a rematch since then, making this a must-watch fight for MMA fans and bettors alike. That being said, we get an opportunity to see two fighters in their prime giving their all when they enter the octagon this Saturday.
The NitroBetting news team brings you a preview of UFC 263, featuring the Israel Adesanya vs. Martin Vettori main card. Here, we look over the important details of each competitor, along with the latest MMA odds. Furthermore, we make your betting experiences more rewarding by providing you with timely trends and expert betting predictions. Don’t forget to check out the rest of MMA odds and lines at our online Bitcoin sportsbook.
UFC 263 Event Info
- When: Saturday, June 12, 2021, 10:00 PM ET (Main Card)
- Where: Gila River Arena, Glendale, California/li>
- TV: ESPN+
- Live Stream: UFC Fight Pass
UFC 263 Main Card Odds
|Israel Adesanya||-278||Marvin Vettori||+210|
|Deiveson Figueiredo||-222||Brandon Moreno||+171|
|Leon Edwards||-667||Nate Diaz||+434|
|Demian Maia||+185||Belal Muhammad||-244|
|Paul Craig||+248||Jamahal Hill||-333|
Adensaya vs. Vettori Preview
- MMA Record: 20-1-0
Adesanya heads back to the 185-pound weight class to defend his middleweight title against Italian challenger Marvin Vettori running on all cylinders. After putting his skills to the test one division up at UFC 259, he suffered the first loss of his MMA career to Jan Blachowicz.
However, in his return to the division he took over since showing up to the UFC four years ago, the 31-year-old fighter will look to establish his presence there again. If he can accomplish this feat, this will be his third successful title defense and second win over Vettori.
Although Adesanya failed to make a statement in the light heavyweight division, he managed to take down some of the biggest names in the middleweight division, including Whittaker, Gastelum, Romero, and Costa. These pairings alone can cement his name as one of the best fighters to grace the division. More than that, Adesanya seems to be better following mediocre performances, which leads us to believe that the next one will be a showstopper.
- MMA Record: 17-4-1
Since his loss to Adesanya, Vettori has gone on to produce five straight wins, with his win over Kevin Holland giving him the ticket he needs for this title fight. The 27-year-old challenger is looking to ride his momentum and take advantage of Israel Adesanya coming off a loss. This means that his opponent’s wall of invulnerability begins to fade away and creates more room for challengers like himself to seize the opportunity. Vettori remains determined and continues to believe that he should’ve won their first meeting, and we expect him to channel every once of that as soon as the bell rings.
What “The Italian Dream” managed to accomplish in recent months is nothing short of impressive. The list includes back-to-back unanimous decision victories in five-round main event bouts where the final results swung his way. Ultimately, Vettori improved since the loss to Adesanya, but he has to outdo himself to overcome this challenge. If he can connect early and land clean hits to rattle “The Last Stylebender” he can set the tempo and use it to get the upper hand.
Adensaya vs. Vettori UFC 263 Betting Trends
- Israel Adesanya is coming off a loss but won his last 5 fights before that.
- Two of the last four fights of Israel Adesanya ended in the second round with a KO/TKO.
- Israel Adesanya records only 5 decision wins in his 20 recorded victories in his professional career.
- Marvin Vettori is coming off 5-straight wins with 4 unanimous decisions.
- Marvin Vettori’s last submission win was in June 2020, against Karl Robertson.
- Marvin Vettori records 9 submission wins in his 17 recorded victories in his professional career.
Figueiredo vs. Moreno Preview
- MMA Record: 20-1-1
“Deus De Guerra” or “The God of War” is one of the most imposing fighters in the organization, recording 20 wins and just a loss in his professional career. He is known for his aggressive fighting style with explosive attacks that take his opponents by surprise. This is largely why Figueiredo is one of the most exciting fighters to watch today.
Once he gets into his rhythm, the 33-year-old Brazilian starts to bring in the rain with explosive attacks. His punching power can take fighters beyond his weight division, and we’ve seen how hard he can hit in his previous fights. Figueiredo picks his punches well, making him an effective toe-to-toe fighter. This is one of the major elements that brought him to where he is right now, and his record alone speaks for it.
Furthermore, his grappling technique is up to par with the best. Once he catches his rival off guard, there’s no turning back. His grappling technique is almost unstoppable, with 8 submission wins under his belt. In his last five fights, Figueiredo managed to end two via submission.
- MMA Record: 18-5-2
Moreno was exceptional in the first match. He took his time dissecting the fight and played his cards right against Figueiredo. This is an essential strategy that has to be put into play if the opponent leaves no breathing room and very few attacking opportunities. The “Assassin Baby’s” trademark is fighting in a calm and collected manner and a somewhat unassuming manner. Certain characteristics make him an effective fighter, such as his skills on the mat. He also has a 2-inch reach advantage over his opponent, which he can employ to land more accurate strikes in the process. Nonetheless, Moreno should avoid open exchanges in the middle of the octagon as he lacks firepower in this department.
As of this writing, Moreno holds an impressive record of 18 wins with 10 submissions. He is worthy enough of a title fight, but he has to step up if he wants to take that belt home. Ultimately, we anticipate a high-level fight between Moreno and his opponent on Saturday night.
Figueiredo vs. Moreno UFC 263 Betting Trends
- Figueiredo records 9 TKOs in his 20 career wins.
- Figueiredo’s only loss came by decision.
- In his last 5 fights, Figueiredo finished 3 in the first round.
- Moreno records 10 submissions in his 18 career wins.
- Moreno records 2 draws, 2 decisions, and 1 TKO in his last 5 fights.
- All 5 losses of Moreno came by decision.
UFC 263 Expert Betting Predictions
No matter how the fight pans out, we anticipate an entertaining and thrilling middleweight clash before us. But as tough as Vettori may seem, he will have to be at his best to put pressure on Adesanya. Getting a head start early on is key here, and “The Italian Dream” might have to end this fight before the final bell sounds.
Meanwhile, Adesanya is looking to bounce back from his first career loss and will try to restore some of the shine. He still has the edge over his opponent, but he can be in trouble if he puts his guard down even for a second.
For the co-main event, looking at the statistics of each fighter, Figueiredo gets the slight edge here. His aggressive tactics and sense of urgency can put some pressure on Moreno. He is one of the most dominant fighters in the past few years thanks to his consistency and accuracy. On the other hand, if Moreno can stay composed and if he plays the long game here, there’s still a glimpse of a win for the 27-year-old. All in all, we look forward to a fun and exciting bout coming before us. Don’t miss the opportunity to place your bets and win!
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