Last night UFC 263 had some historical moments from some of the UFC’s biggest stars on the main card, as well as some amazing moments in the preliminary matchups. Here is a recap of last night’s action.
In the prelims, Terrance McKinney set a new UFC record for lightweights by defeating Matt Frevola in just seven seconds.
The main cards began with light-heavyweights Paul Craig and Jahamal Hill. The fight started at a fast pace, as Craig submitted Hill into a triangle hold where Hill’s arm was also dislocated. The referee didn’t notice as Hill’s arm was limp while the two still fought. The fight was ultimately stopped with 1:59 left in the first round with Paul Craig winning by TKO.
In the next fight, Welterweights Demian Maia and Belal Muhammed faced off in a 3 round bout. Belal Muhammed was the more aggressive and accurate fighter throughout, as he landed 92 strikes as opposed to Maia’s 23. The fight went three rounds and Belal Muhammed won by unanimous decision.
For the co-main event, Brandon Moreno took on Dieveson Figueiredo in a flyweight championship bout. The two fought each other in December, but that match ended in a majority draw. Moreno had momentum throughout the bout when it all came to a finish in the third round by submission when Moreno locked in a rear nake choke which made the Champion tap out. Brandon Moreno is now the Flyweight championship. Moreno is the first ever Mexican born UFC champion.
And in the main event, Israel Adesanya took on Marvin Vettori as Adesanya defended his Middleweight belt. The two fought in 2018, where Israel Adesanya won by decision. This time around, the fight was the same stylistically. Vettori tried to bully Adesanya with his size, but Israel’s versatility matched with his precision, and length once again proved to be too much. The fight went the distance, and Adesanya successfully defended his belt.