UFC Real or Not -- Adesanya has cleared out middleweight; Edwards missed his chance

UFC 263 was a night of clear answers to a lot of questions. Israel Adesanya had a much easier time in his rematch against Marvin Vettori, and added to his legacy as middleweight champion. So has he done everything he has to do to prove his greatness in the division, or does another rematch -- against Robert Whittaker -- carry high stakes for Adesanya's legacy?

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Moreno submits Figueiredo to become new flyweight champion at UFC 263

Brandon Moreno wasn't even supposed to be competitive with Deiveson Figueiredo the first time they fought in December. And after showing he could be competitive in a majority draw, he still wasn't supposed to win their rematch on Saturday. No one will count out Brandon Moreno anymore.

- Brett Okamoto
Moreno submits Figueiredo to become new flyweight champion at UFC 263

Calgary featherweight Dawodu loses decision on UFC 263 undercard

Unbeaten Russian Movsar Evloev used a string of takedowns to defeat Calgary featherweight (Mean) Hakeem Dawodu on the undercard of UFC 263 Saturday night.

Figueiredo vs. Moreno - Round 6

It was one of the best fights of 2020 - Last December, Deiveson Figueiredo and Brandon Moreno put on a show. The two went five grueling rounds only to see it end in a draw. Tonight the pair will step into the ring once again to try and settle the score. TSN's Aaron Bronsteter is calling it "Round 6."

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Nate Diaz: Combat Genius

Nate Diaz: Combat Genius

He has just four fights in the last five years, but Nate Diaz remains one of the most compelling fighters in the UFC. The 36-year-old makes his much anticipated return to the Octagon Saturday at UFC 263, and despite losses in two of his last three fights, Diaz is just as popular as ever. So how do you explain it? Robin Black has more.

Olympic, professional boxing champ Shields wins PFL debut

Olympic, professional boxing champ Shields wins PFL debut

From the squared circle to the cage, Claressa Shields simply can't lose. Shields made short work in her MMA debut of Brittney Elkin, and the two-time boxing gold medalist proved she might have a future in the sport with a TKO win on Thursday night in the main event of a Professional Fighters League card.

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Dream Bouts: Koepka vs. DeChambeau

Dream Bouts: Koepka vs. DeChambeau

Brooks Koepka vs. Bryson DeChambeau is a fascinating fantasy matchup - two young men, both in their athletic primes, both with something to prove. Analyzing a potential fight like this starts by dissecting the dynamics at play and, in this case, the difference in their body types is a primary factor. Robin Black imagines what a grudge match between the two would look like in this edition of 'Dream Bouts'.

Diaz fight provides Edwards a shot at stardom

Leon Edwards already owns victories over Rafael dos Anjos, Donald Cerrone and Vicente Luque, but a date with Diaz can change one's whole career narrative.

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White excited for Adesanya, Vettori main event, says Whittaker is next

Israel Adesanya and Marvin Vettori will come full circle from their first meeting this Saturday when they clash in a rematch in the main event of UFC 263 with the middleweight title on the line. Neither man has lost in the middleweight division since that fight and UFC president Dana White believes that much improved versions of both fighters will enter the Octagon in Saturday’s headliner.

- Ken Rodney, TSN.ca
White excited for Adesanya, Vettori main event, says Whittaker is next

Rozenstruik authors another buzzer-beater, stopping Sakai at UFC Fight Night

Jairzinho Rozenstruik has a knack for getting finishes right before the bell. Less than two years after he earned the latest finish in UFC heavyweight history, Rozenstruik uncorked another buzzer-beater Saturday. The kickboxing standout stopped Augusto Sakai via TKO with punches at 4 minutes, 59 seconds of the first round in the main event of UFC Fight Night.

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UFC Real or Not: Diaz may be on verge of title shot

UFC Real or Not: Diaz may be on verge of title shot

UFC 263 kicks off a busy summer Saturday with a pair of title fights between familiar foes. Three years ago, Israel Adesanya squeezed out the only split decision win of his career against Marvin Vettori. Adesanya went on to win the UFC middleweight championship, and Vettori has won five straight fights.

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