A high-profile fight originally scheduled for UFC 262 will take place about a month later than originally planned.
According to a report by Yahoo Sports, Nate Diaz suffered a minor injury that resulted in the postponement of his welterweight clash against Leon Edwards. The untitled five-round contest has been moved from UFC 262 on May 15 to UFC 263 on June 12. UFC 263 takes place at Gila River Arena in Glendale, Ariz., And is featured by a Middleweight Championship tilt between Israel Adesanya and Marvin Vettori. In the co-main event, Deiveson Figueiredo will face Brandon Morena in a flyweight title rematch.
Diaz will compete for the first time since his loss to Jorge Masvidal via a third-round physician stoppage for the “BMF” title at UFC 244 in November 2019. The Stockton, Calif., Native has competed infrequently in recent years. , splitting two fights with Conor McGregor in 2016 and defeating Anthony Pettis at UFC 241 in August 2019 before the aforementioned “Gamebred” setback.
Edwards returned from a long hiatus at UFC Fight Night 187, where an accidental glance from the Briton ended his headlining fight against Belal Muhammad 18 seconds after Round 2 on March 13. Prior to that, “Rocky” edged out Rafael dos Anjos in the UFC Main Event on ESPN 4 in July 2019. Edwards is undefeated in his last nine promotional appearances dating back to 2016.