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UFC 263 live results: Adesanya vs. Vettori, Diaz vs. Edwards

Welcome to F4WOnline.com's live coverage of UFC 263: Adesanya vs. Vettori 2, emanating from the Gila River Arena in Glendale, Arizona.

The Octagon returns to Arizona for the first time since in over two years, bringing an absolutely stacked card to Glendale, with two title fights and three five-round bouts, including two of the biggest stars currently in the sport on the card.

UFC Middleweight Champion Israel Adesanya defends the title against Marvin Vettori in the main event. This is a rematch of an April 2018 bout won by Adesanya, which coincidentally took place in the same arena as this show. Adesanya is looking to rebound from his first career loss, as he dropped a decision to Jan Blachowicz in his attempt to become a two-division champion in March. Vettori comes into this fight riding a five-fight win streak.

In the co-main event, it is another rematch as UFC Flyweight Champion Deiveson Figueiredo defends against Brandon Moreno for the second time. The two fought to a draw at UFC 256 in December in one of the best fights of 2020, and they look to settle the score here.

In another big fight on the card, Leon Edwards welcomes Nate Diaz back to the Octagon in the first-ever non-headline five-round bout in UFC history. Edwards is looking to secure a title shot, while Diaz fights for the first time since November 2019 and is looking to get back in the win column.

Also on the main card, Demian Maia takes on Belal Muhammad in a welterweight bout, and Paul Craig battles Jamahal Hill in a light heavyweight bout. The prelims have several great match-ups, capped off by a lightweight bout between Drew Dober and Brad Riddell, and a potential title eliminator bout in the women's flyweight division as Lauren Murphy takes on Joanne Calderwood.

Follow along with our live coverage of the event beginning at 6 p.m. Eastern time with preliminary action all the way through the main card.

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> Carlos Felipe (10-1, 2-1 UFC) vs. Jake Collier (12-5, 4-4 UFC)
Heavyweights

Collier with some early kicks. They trade right hands. Both are swinging hard. Collier with a combo ending with a right hand. Collier mixing his strikes. Felipe with a right hand. They trade in close. Collier with the jab. Collier with a leg kick. Collier throwing kicks high and low. Felipe with a left hook to the body and lands an overhand right. Felipe with a right hand to the body. Collier with a good combo. They trade in close range. They are throwing big punches in close as Felipe rips to the body. Felipe with a leg kick. They both land big punches in the pocket and the crowd is going wild. Entertaining round. 10-9 Collier.

Collier with a high kick then the jab to start the second. They trade in close range. Both landing some good shots. Felipe with the jab. Felipe with a combo. Collier with a leg kick. Collier landing the jab and Felipe with a hard right and then a leg kick. They are both landing and Felipe is telling Collier to hit him harder. Felipe with a right hand. Collier taking deep breaths. Felipe landing a little more towards the end of the round. Collier with a body kick. Felipe with a body kick. 10-9 Felipe, 19-19.

Collier with some leg kicks to start the third. They trade in close range. Collier with an inside leg kick. Felipe with a jab. They are starting to swing for the fences and Felipe lands some big punches. Collier shoots for a takedown but Felipe easily defends. Felipe landing more after a quick break in the action. Collier lands a nice jab. Collier tries a spinning back fist but Felipe blocks it. Felipe with the jab and Collier with a body kick. Collier with a leg kick and Felipe with a counter right hand. They are trading and Collier is landing more while Felipe is taunting. Felipe landing more as the round gets to the end. Collier with a late combo ending with a body kick. Close fight. 10-9 Collier, 29-28 Collier.

Official Result- Carlos Felipe def. Jake Collier by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

> Fares Ziam (11-3, 1-1 UFC) vs. Luigi Vendramini (8-1, 1-1 UFC)
Lightweights

Ziam landing the jab at the start. Vendramini tried a body lock but Ziam was ready for it and shook him off. Ziam landing the jab and Vendramini's face is already showing damage. Ziam with a leg kick. Vendramini lands a right hand. Ziam lands a nice left hook. Ziam lands a right hand and then a leg kick. Vendramini with a leg kick. Both missing on most of the strikes they're throwing. 10-9 Ziam.

Ziam is landing the jab early in the second. Vendramini lands a nice combo and then a leg kick and tries a takedown against the fence but Ziam defends and they break. They trade left hands and Ziam back working the jab. Ziam still working the jab and mixing the left hand to the body. They trade in close range. Ziam with a body kick. Vendramini fights hard for a takedown and Ziam with fantastic defense as he pushes him off. Ziam with the jab. Ziam with a leg kick. 10-9 Ziam, 20-18 Ziam.

Vendramini lands some big shots to start the third and Ziamis retreating. Vendramini chasing him down and landing big shots as he's trying for the finish. Ziam gets taken down by Vendramini and Vendramini lands big punches from the top and is now in the half-guard. Vendramini moves to side control and was looking to set something up but gets to the full mount and is landing. Vendramini looking for an arm-in guillotine but the positioning is wrong and he gives up on it. Vendramini in the half-guard and lands a big hammerfist. Vendramini lands some elbows. They get to the fence and Ziam works his way up. Vendramini with a combo against the fence. They clinch against the fence at the end. 10-9 Vendramini, 29-28 Ziam.

Official Result- Fares Ziam def. Luigi Vendramini by majority decision (29-28, 29-28, 28-28)

> Chase Hooper (10-1-1, 2-1 UFC) vs. Steven Peterson (18-9, 2-3 UFC)
Featherweights* (Peterson missed weight by 2.5 pounds)

They trade in close range to start. They clinch and Hooper drags him down and Peterson lands from the top and then they get up. Hooper drags Peterson back to the mat and Peterson on top. They get up and are clinched against the fence. Hooper pulls guard and they scramble up and Hooper has the back standing. Peterson with a knee. Hooper pulls it to the ground and Peterson on top and lands some elbows. They stand. Peterson with a right hand. Peterson with a leg kick. Hooper with a left hand and gets a takedown. Hooper now trying for a heel hook. Peterson defending and lands a hammerfist. Hooper now looking for a calf slicer. Peterson with some hammerfists. Hooper stands and gets on top and now both are looking for the leg. Hooper lands some hammerfists. Hooper going for another leg lock. Hooper lands at the end. 10-9 Peterson.

Hooper with a high kick. Hooper lands some left hands. They trade in close range and Hooper with a head kick. Hooper shoots for a takedown but Peterson defends. They are clinched against the fence. Peterson with a right hand in the clinch. Peterson drops down looking for a guillotine but Hooper escapes. Hooper pulls guard. Hooper keeping Peterson in his guard and Peterson with some nice elbows from the top. Peterson landing big punches at the end of the second. 10-9 Peterson, 20-18 Peterson.

Peterson with a Superman punch and landing more as the third starts. Hooper lands some punches. Hooper lands a left hand and tries a takedown but Peterson defends. They're clinched against the fence and Peterson with some shoulder strikes. They go to the mat and Peterson is on top and landing. Hooper with some soft punches from the bottom. Peterson looking for an arm-triangle but Hooper rolls out and they scramble to their feet and are clinched. Hooper gets it to the mat and takes the back. Hooper trying to find the neck but Peterson defending. They both land on the mat late. 10-9 Peterson, 30-27 Peterson.

Official Result- Steven Peterson def. Chase Hooper by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)

> Matt Frevola (8-2-1, 2-2-1 UFC) vs. Terrance McKinney (10-3, 0-0 UFC)
Lightweights

McKinney lands a combo right at the start that drops Frevola and then starts landing hammerfists and it is quickly stopped. One of the quickest stoppages ever. McKinney then celebrated and looked to blow out his knee as he was celebrating. What a crazy sequence of events.

Official Result- Terrance McKinney def. Matt Frevola by knockout (punches) at :07 of Round 1

> Pannie Kianzad (#11, 14-5, 3-2 UFC) vs. Alexis Davis (20-10, 7-5 UFC)
Women's Bantamweights

Kianzad lands a left hand right away. They trade in close range. Kianzad with a left hand. They clinch and Davis with some uppercuts. They continue to trade and Davis landing with slightly more volume. Kianzad with a left hook. Kianzad landing some good shots as Davis presses forward. Davis lands a leg kick and Kianzad counters with a right hand. Kianzad with the jab. They trade right hands. Kianzad lands a nice right hand. Davis with a leg kick. Davis with a nice right hand. Davis is landing more but Kianzad is doing more damage. Davis with a body kick. Kianzad with a left hook and then another. 10-9 Kianzad.

Kianzad with the left hook. Davis with a leg kick. Kianzad with a nice right hand. Kianzad with a combo. They clinch and Davis lands a right hand on the break. Kianzad with the right hand. They trade punches. Davis staying busy landing more but Kianzad doing more damage and lands a nice left hook and a nice right hand. Davis with a calf kick. Davis with a step-in knee but eats a right hand from Kianzad. Davis with another calf kick. Kianzad with a hard right hand. Davis with a combo then a leg kick. Davis with a combo and a body kick. They trade jabs. Kianzad with a right hand as Davis lands a calf kick. Davis with a calf kick and then trips Kianzad to the mat and lands some right hands at the end of the round. 10-9 Davis, 19-19.

They are trading to start the third and Davis continuing with the calf kick. Kianzad still landing punches as she's working the jab more. They trade in close range. Davis with an uppercut and a knee to the body and she lands the jab as they break. Davis landing with more volume as the third wears on. Kianzad with a combo. Davis with the jab and Kianzad lands a nice counter right hand. Kianzad lands a right hand and Davis with a nice right hand in countering. They trade punches. They trade late. Close fight. 10-9 Davis, 29-28 Davis.

Official Result- Pannie Kianzad def. Alexis Davis by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)

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> Movsar Evloev (#14, 14-0, 4-0 UFC) vs. Hakeem Dawodu (#15, 12-1-1, 5-1 UFC)
Featherweights

Evloev lands a big right hand. They trade in close range. Evloev lands a right hand. They trade jabs and Evloev with a leg kick. Evloev grabs a single leg and gets a takedown but they quickly scrambled up. Evloev has the back and gets a big takedown and lands some left hands. They get to their feet and Evloev still has the back. They get back to the mat and Evloev looking for a choke. He's got it in but not under the chin and lets go. Evloev still has back control and lands some punches. Evloev peppering the body and head with the left hand. They get to their feet and Evloev gets another brief takedown. 10-9 Evloev.

Dawodu with a body kick. Evloev gets a takedown and gets Dawodu's back. They get to their feet and Evloev drags Dawodu back down. They scramble to their feet and Evloev still has a hold of Dawodu and takes him back down again. Evloev trying for the choke again but is always getting it across the face. Evloev landing left hands from the back. Dawodu unable to get out of the bad position. Evloev just peppering with punches. Evloev just dominant as he's landing big shots from the back. 10-8 Evloev, 20-17 Evloev.

Dawodu trying to land the right hand but missing. Dawodu with a leg kick. They clinch for a second and both land before breaking. Dawodu lands a left hand. Dawodu with a leg kick. Evloev lands an uppercut. Dawodu with the double jab. Evloev goes for a takedown but Dawodu sprawls out of it. Dawodu lands a right hand. They trade the jab. They trade in close range and Dawodu lands to the body and then a left hook to the jaw of Evloev. They trade leg kicks. Dawodu lands a left hand and Evloev is rocked. Dawodu lands another that hurts Evloev more. Dawodu lands a right hand. Evloev gets a takedown and has the back. Evloev lands some left hands as they stand. Evloev gets another takedown and has the back as the fight ends. 10-9 Dawodu, 29-27 Evloev.

Official Result- Movsar Evloev def. Hakeem Dawodu by unanimous decision (29-27, 29-27, 29-27)

> Lauren Murphy (#3, 14-4, 6-4 UFC) vs. Joanne Calderwood (#6, 15-5, 7-5 UFC)
Women's Flyweights

Murphy lands an early combo. Calderwood with a side kick and lands a spinning back fist. Calderwood with a body kick. Murphy with a left hand. They clinch and Murphy with short uppercuts. They trade knees in the clinch. Calderwood lands a body kick as they break. Calderwood with some leg kicks. Murphy with a combo. They trade and Calderwood with some leg kicks. Calderwood with a right hand. Calderwood landing more as the round wears on. Murphy with a right hand and lands a knee and Calderwood lands some elbows. Murphy with an uppercut. They trade late. 10-9 Calderwood.

They are trading before they clinch and Murphy gets a takedown and is landing punches from the top. Murphy still landing as she moves to the top and is looking for an arm-triangle. Murphy in the half-guard and is still landing left hands from the top. Murphy looking for a kimura late in the second as she lands elbows to the body. A clear round for Murphy. 10-9 Murphy, 19-19.

They trade to start the third. Calderwood with the jab. They trade in close range and Murphy lands a right hand. Calderwood with a combo. Calderwood lands a right hand. Calderwood with some body kicks. Murphy landing the jab. Murphy still landing it as she rushes in. Murphy tries a takedown Calderwood defends and they both land knees and punches in the clinch. They clinch and trade knees and Murphy lands an uppercut. Murphy lands the jab and then follows with some right hands. They trade and both land. Calderwood with a right hand and then a left hook. They trade and Calderwood with a body kick. Close fight. 10-9 Calderwood, 29-28 Calderwood.

Official Result- Lauren Murphy def. Joanne Calderwood by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

> Eryk Anders (13-5 1 NC, 5-5 1 NC UFC) vs. Darren Stewart (12-6 2 NC, 5-5 2 NC UFC)
Light Heavyweights

Stewart with a leg kick and Anders lands a counter left hand. Stewart with a leg kick. They clinch against the fence. They trade knees. They are battling for positioning against the fence. Anders with a knee. Stewart gets a takedown and is landing in the half-guard. He ends the round on top. 10-9 Stewart.

Stewart with a leg kick and Anders with a left hand. They clinch against the fence and Stewart with a knee. Stewart lands a nice knee and a shoulder strike. They are broken up by Jason Herzog. Stewart with a leg kick. Anders shoots for a takedown but Stewart defends and they are clinched again. They break and Anders lands a left on the break. Anders lands a left hand and they were both throwing before clinching. They are battling for underhooks but break. They both land and Anders shoots for a takedown but Stewart defends. They break and trade late. 10-9 Anders, 19-19.

Anders with a body kick. Stewart gets a big takedown and was in side control but Anders is able to reverse to the top. Anders gets to side control. Anders landing left hands from the top. Anders is looking to get the mount as he's looking for an arm-triangle. He lets go and lands some nice left hands. Anders now looking for a rear-naked choke. He lets go and is working from the top. Anders with some left hands from the top. Anders landing left hands as they get to their feet. Several punches from Anders and now the fans aren't booing. Strong final round for Anders. 10-9 Anders, 29-28 Anders.

Official Result- Eryk Anders def. Darren Stewart by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-27, 29-27)

> Drew Dober (#13, 23-9 1 NC, 9-5 1 NC UFC) vs. Brad Riddell (9-1, 3-0 UFC)
Lightweights

They both land left hands at the start. They're swinging early. Dober with a leg kick. Riddell with a body kick. Dober with a leg kick followed by a left hand. Dober rocks Riddell with a left hand. Riddell tries for a takedown but Dober defends and is landing left hands to defend. Riddell gets Dober down but they get to their feet. Riddell with an elbow as they break. Dober with a high kick. They trade hard shots. They trade again. Riddell with a combo to the body. Dober with a combo and then a leg kick. Riddell has a cut open. They both land in close. Riddell with a right hand. Dober with a body kick and Riddell counters with a massive right hand. They both land hard shots. Dober with a head kick. Riddell with a hard right hand. Riddell lands some more hard punches at the end. Fun round. 10-9 Dober.

They trade to start the second. Dober lands a left hand. Riddell with a combo and they have a wild exchange in close range. Dober with a high body kick. Riddell lands a hard right hand. Dober gets a takedown. They get to their feet. Riddell trying to get Dober down. Dober lands an elbow and they are on their feet. They break to the center as Riddell lands an elbow. Dober lands a combo and Riddell gets a takedown. They scramble to their feet. They both land wild bombs in close range. Dober with a body kick. Riddell with a right hand to the body. Riddell lands a nice left hook. Dober with a spin kick. 10-9 Riddell, 19-19.

Riddell lands a right hand to start the third. Riddell with a leg kick. Riddell lands another right hand. Dober shoots for the takedown. Riddell with the body kick. They trade in close range and Riddell lands a right hand and is circling around. Dober goes for a takedown but Riddell defends and Dober lands an elbow. Riddell lands a leg kick and some punches. Riddell with a right hand to the body. Dober lands a nice left hand. Riddell lands a big right hand and Dober is hurt. Dober backing up and Riddell after him. Dober goes for a takedown and Riddell landing punches to defend. Riddell sweeps to the top and is landing big shots as the fight ends. Great, great fight. 10-9 Riddell, 29-28 Riddell.

Official Result- Brad Riddell def. Drew Dober by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

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> Paul Craig (#14, 14-4-1, 6-4-1 UFC) vs. Jamahal Hill (#15, 8-0 1 NC, 2-0 1 NC UFC)
Light Heavyweights

Hill with a leg kick. Craig with a body kick. They trade body kicks. Craig gets the body lock and pulls guard. Craig trying to extend the arm and has Hill in a little trouble. Craig goes for the armbar and has it locked in and it looked like he tapped. Craig gets the triangle choke locked in and is landing big punches and Hill's arm is flopping around as it's clearly broken. It is finally stopped by the referee. Horrible job by the referee but Craig gets the first-round finish in a big way.

Official Result- Paul Craig def. Jamahal Hill by TKO (strikes) at 1:59 of Round 1

> Demian Maia (#9, 28-10, 22-10 UFC) vs. Belal Muhammad (#12, 18-3 1 NC, 9-3 1 NC UFC)
Welterweights

Muhammad lands a right hand. Maia shoots for a takedown but Muhammad too far away. Maia lands a left hand. Muhammad with a right hand. Maia grabs a single-leg and Muhammad lands some punches as he gets to the fence. Maia still working hard for the takedown. Maia gets Muhammad briefly down. They break. Muhammad lands a right hand. Maia lands a left hand. Muhammad lands a right hand and then another. Maia gets a leg and is looking for a takedown. Maia working hard for the takedown but Muhammad defending well. They break at the end. 10-9 Muhammad.

Neither landing inside the first minute of the second round. Maia finally lands a left hand. Maia tries a takedown but Muhammad defends. Muhammad with a leg kick and then a right hand. Maia lands a couple of punches. Maia attempts another takedown but Muhammad defends. Muhammad landing the right hand more and more. Muhammad with a leg kick. Muhammad continues to land as Maia tries for a takedown but Muhammad is defending against the fence. Muhammad lands some elbows and punches at the end of the round. 10-9 Muhammad, 20-18 Muhammad.

Maia ducks under a punch and tries a takedown but Muhammad slips away. Muhammad with a high kick and then lands a jab. Muhammad lands a right hand. Maia lands a left hand. Muhammad lands a left hand. Maia tries again for a takedown but Muhammad defends. Muhammad with a combo. Maia lands a nice left hand and Muhammad lands a solid counter right. Muhammad with a head kick. Maia trying again for the takedown but Muhammad defends again. They trade punches. Maia trying again for the takedown but Muhammad defending. They end the fight there. 10-9 Muhammad, 30-27 Muhammad.

Official Result- Belal Muhammad def. Demian Maia by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)

> Leon Edwards (#3, 18-3 1 NC, 10-2 1 NC UFC) vs. Nate Diaz (20-12, 15-10 UFC)
Welterweights

Diaz playing possum and lands a flurry. Edwards with a leg kick. Edwards lands in close. Diaz with a leg kick and then another. Edwards lands a left hand. Edwards with a hard leg kick. Diaz with a body punch and then a jab. Diaz lands a combo. They clinch against the fence. Edwards gets a takedown and has the back of Diaz. Diaz landing left hands. Edwards just holding on but has one hook in. They scramble on the mat. Edwards lands some left hands. They get up. Edwards with a leg kick. 10-9 Edwards.

Edwards with a leg kick. They both land punches. Diaz doing more of the possum playing and then throwing as they both land. Edwards with a leg kick. They trade. Diaz with a leg kick and Edwards returns with a hard leg kick. They trade in close before clinching. Edwards gets a takedown. Diaz grabs a leg and Herb Dean warns Edwards about grabbing the fence. Edwards escapes and they get to their feet. Edwards with a hard leg kick. Edwards lands a hard left hand. They trade in close. Edwards with a leg kick. Diaz lands a left hand and they clinch. Edwards with a back elbow. 10-9 Edwards, 20-18 Edwards.

Edwards lands a big elbow after a clinch to start the third. Diaz with a body kick and Edwards lands a left hand. Edwards with a calf kick. They clinch against the fence. Diaz lands a left hand. They clinch against the fence and Diaz lands some short punches. Edwards gets Diaz down. Edwards lands from the top. Diaz is cut open. They get to their feet and Diaz lands. Edwards with a leg kick. They clinch and Edwards has body control. They go to the ground and Diaz goes for the leg and Edwards has the back. They get to their feet. Edwards with a spinning elbow. 10-9 Edwards, 30-27 Edwards.

Edwards with a body kick. Diaz lands a left hand. Diaz lands another. Edwards with a leg kick. Edwards lands a big left hand. Diaz with a kick up the middle. Edwards trips Diaz to the mat but Diaz gets up and tells him good job. Edwards with a left hand. They trade in close. Edwards with a leg kick. Diaz lands a combo and they clinch. They break. Edwards with a left hand. Edwards lands again. 10-9 Edwards, 40-36 Edwards.

Edwards trips Diaz down but Diaz gets up. They clinch. Diaz lands a right hand as they break. Edwards with a left hand. Both are throwing in close but neither landing. Edwards with a right hand. Diaz lands a left hand. Diaz pressing forward and lands another left hand as they clinch. They break. Edwards with a leg kick. They trade in close range. Edwards with a combo ending with a hard left hand. Diaz is bleeding badly. Diaz rocks Edwards with a left hand and Edwards is wobbly. Diaz with a flurry late and is trying to finish but he doesn't have enough time as Edwards is able to make it to the end. 10-9 Diaz, 49-46 Edwards.

Official Result- Leon Edwards def. Nate Diaz by unanimous decision (49-46, 49-46, 49-46)

> Deiveson Figueiredo (C, 20-1-1, 9-1-1 UFC) vs. Brandon Moreno (#1, 18-5-2, 6-2-2 UFC)
UFC Flyweight Championship

Moreno with a leg kick. Moreno lands the jab. Moreno with a leg kick. Moreno with a combo. Moreno with a left hook. Figueiredo not doing much early. Moreno with a big combo. Figueiredo with a left hook to the body. Moreno with a leg kick. He lands another. Figueiredo lands a right hand. They trade elbows. Moreno with a combo then lands a jab. Moreno drops Figueiredo with a punch and gets on top. Figueiredo sweeps and they scramble up and break. Moreno with a body kick. 10-9 Moreno.

They trade to start the second. Moreno landing the jab at will and Figueiredo gets a takedown. Figueiredo passes over half-guard and is looking to lock his arm around the neck of Moreno. Figueiredo landing body punches. There isn't much going on here. Moreno escapes and they get to their feet. Moreno has the back against the fence and is landing knees. Moreno gets a takedown and Figueiredo was clearly grabbing the fence. Moreno tried for a choke but Figueiredo spun out and Moreno got into the guard of Figueiredo. Moreno with short left hands. Moreno still working from the top and lands some elbows to the body. 10-9 Moreno, 20-18 Moreno.

They trade to start the third. They trade left hands. Moreno with a leg kick. Figueiredo lands a left hook. Moreno gets a takedown and has the back and has the hooks in. Moreno trying for a choke. Figueiredo is defending but in trouble. Moreno lets go. Moreno landing left hands. He has the choke locked in. It is in deep and Figueiredo taps! Moreno has submitted Figueiredo to become the new UFC Flyweight Champion. What an unreal performance.

Official Result- Brandon Moreno def. Deiveson Figueiredo by submission (rear-naked choke) at 2:26 of Round 3 to win the UFC Flyweight Championship

> Israel Adesanya (C, 20-1, 9-1 UFC) vs. Marvin Vettori (#3, 17-4-1, 7-2-1 UFC)
UFC Middleweight Championship

Adesanya with a leg kick. He lands a body kick and then another leg kick. He lands a couple more. Vettori gets a takedown in the guard of Adesanya. They get to their feet. Vettori trying to get it back down and Adesanya lands an elbow and they break. Adesanya with another leg kick. Vettori missing on his punches but is pressuring. Vettori lands one against the fence. Adesanya with a leg kick. Adesanya with a combo ending with a leg kick. Adesanya with a head kick. Adesanya with a leg kick. Adesanya lands an uppercut and just misses a head kick. Vettori lands a leg kick. 10-9 Adesanya.

Adesanya with a leg kick. He lands another. Adesanya with a head kick. Adesanya landing with a combo as Vettori was coming in. Adesanya with his back against the fence and dodging Vettori's punches as he's landing lots of leg kicks. Vettori shoots for the takedown but Adesanya defending against the fence and landing hard elbows. They break. Adesanya with a high kick. Adesanya still landing the leg kicks as he's avoiding the punches of Vettori. Vettori drops down for the takedown but Adesanya is landing big elbows as he defends. They break. Adesanya with a high kick. Adesanya with a late head kick. 10-9 Adesanya, 20-18 Adesanya.

Adesanya with a leg kick. Vettori gets a takedown against the fence. Vettori landing and takes the back and had a choke almost locked in but Adesanya reverses out and is now in the guard of Vettori. They scramble up and Adesanya accidentally pokes Vettori in the eye and notices it and they take a break. Adesanya lands a right hand and then a leg kick. Adesanya just misses a high question mark kick. Vettori with the jab. Adesanya with another leg kick. Vettori lands a right hand. Adesanya still landing hard leg kicks. Adesanya lands a leg kick and Vettori goes to the mat and Adesanya lands a couple of punches then Vettori gets up. Adesanya then lands a kick to the groin and we have a timeout before the end of the round. 10-9 Adesanya, 30-27 Adesanya.

Adesanya with a leg kick. Vettori trying a takedown but Adesanya easily defends and lands a punch on the break. Adesanya with a high kick. Adesanya with a combo and then a leg kick. Vettori goes for a takedown and Adesanya landing elbows and punches. Vettori gets Adesanya down but Adesanya reverses to the top and stands and Vettori is ordered up. Adesanya with a leg kick. Vettori lands a right hand. Adesanya with some body kicks. Vettori lands a leg kick. They trade punches. Adesanya with a leg kick. Vettori trying to land but Adesanya slipping away. Adesanya with a head kick that just misses landing completely flush. Vettori tries for a late takedown but is just holding on. Vettori did nothing with it. 10-9 Adesanya, 40-36 Adesanya.

Adesanya with a leg kick. Vettori going for a takedown against the fence but Adesanya defending. They end up clinched and Adesanya landing ear shots. They break and Adesanya with an uppercut on the break. Adesanya with a head kick. Vettori with a leg kick. Adesanya lands a combo. Adesanya with a high kick but Vettori blocks it. Adesanya with a combo ending with a leg kick. Vettori shoots for the takedown but can't complete it. They're clinched against the fence. With not much happening, they are broken up by Marc Goddard. Adesanya with a high kick. Vettori tried for a takedown with seven seconds to go, don't think that will get the finish. 10-9 Adesanya, 50-45 Adesanya.

Official Result- Israel Adesanya def. Marvin Vettori by unanimous decision (50-45, 50-45, 50-45) to retain the UFC Middleweight Championship