Tensions erupt between Israel Adesanya and Marvin Vettori, Deiveson Figueiredo goes physical with Brandon Moreno and Nate Diaz was cool as a piece of cake during the UFC 263 press conference showdowns.
The six headliners of UFC 263 – which takes place at the Gila River Arena in Glendale, Ariz. On Saturday, June 12 – faced off on mic and face-to-face during Thursday’s pre-fight presser. .
Adesanya appeared to shake Vettori from start to finish. At one point near the end of the presser, Vettori had to be restrained by UFC staff. He even threw his sunglasses on the table.
Surprisingly, the headliners were a bit more reserved during their confrontation.
Jeremy Stephens and Ion Cutelaba got physical in recent closed looks, but apparently Figueiredo didn’t get the memo that pushing was a no-no. During what appeared to be a rather calm showdown, the Flyweight champion pushed Moreno firmly. To the challenger’s credit, Moreno was totally out of step with the physical contact.
Leon Edwards had competitive words for Diaz at the press conference, but their confrontation was rather pedestrian.
UFC 263 will be broadcast live on ESPN + pay-per-view (PPV). The fan-packed event is highlighted by a rematch between UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya and Marvin Vettori. Also on the card is a Flyweight title rematch between division champion Deiveson Figueiredo and No. 1 challenger Brandon Moreno.
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