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UFC 263 heads to Arizona for Adesanya vs. Vettori 2

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

UFC 263 is headed to Arizona for a full capacity event featuring a rematch between middleweight champ Israel Adesanya and Marvin Vettori.

The pay-per-view event takes place June 12 at the 18,000-seat Gila River Arena in Glendale, Ariz., the UFC announced during the main card of UFC Vegas 25 on Saturday. UFC President Dana White previously teased a trip to the Grand Canyon State with the promotion’s return to live crowds at UFC 261 this past month.

Adesanya attempts the third defense of his middleweight title after falling short in a bid to become a two-division champ with a loss to light heavyweight titleholder Jan Blachowicz at UFC 259. Vettori, whom he beat via split decision in his second octagon bout, earned his rematch with a five-fight winning streak.

In UFC 263’s co-headliner features a title rematch between flyweight champ Deiveson Figueiredo and Brandon Moreno, who fought a five-round battle at UFC 256 that was declared a draw.

Here is the current lineup for the pay-per-view card:

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