UFC 263 Adesanya vs Vettori 2 Full Card Betting Odds, Prop Bets, Free Picks and Predictions
Friday, June 11, 2021
by LVSB Team

Two Title Fights Both Rematches Headline Saturday’s Fight Card

UFC 263 Adesanya vs Vettori 2 Full Card Betting Odds, Prop Bets, Free Picks and Predictions

The middleweight championship will be on the line at UFC 263 when Israel Adesanya (-275) faces off for a second time against Marvin Vettori (+220).

Adesanya is undefeated in this weight class (9-0 in UFC and 20 in his MMA career), but he did suffer his first career loss when he jumped up to light heavyweight and took on Jan Blachowicz. It remains to be seen how that effects his confidence in a weight class he has dominated.

The includes a 2018 win over his challenger on Saturday night, Marvin Vettori who has not lost since that fateful night. It’s been five wins in a row after a narrow split decision and he seems to be getting better with each match.

On that night three years ago he took down Adesanya twice -the first time he’d ever been taken down- but could not finish the deal.

Adesanya is considered among the very best technical strikers in the UFC. His kicking ability, length and quickness are elite and helps to confuse opponents when he unleashes his power game.

Vettori’s last fight might have been his best as he put down his oppoenent Kevin Holland 11 times on the way to a unanimous win. He is a boxer and a wrestler first and foremost.

Vettori was 24-years-old the first time these two met. Now a seasoned veteran at 27, this could be his time to shine over the 31-year-old Adesanya.

The second title fight features flyweights Deiveson Figueiredo (-220) and Brandon Moreno (+175) in a rematch of one of the best fights of 2020. It’s a fight that ended in a draw, as such Figueiredo retained his title.

The champ is 4-0-1 in his last five fights including his first title defense when he took down Alex Perez last November. He is a terrific finisher with seven of his nine UFC wins ending before the final bell.

Moreno has come into his own with a 4-0-2 record in his last six fights with the other draw coming against the number two ranked flyweight contender, Askar Askarov. He is a terrific grappler and boxer and his hard to knockout thanks to his solid chin.

Figueiredo figures to put that to the test as he is a powerful striker, one of the best ever for his weight class.

The final marquee match of the night has Nate Diaz (+390) taking on Leon Edwards (-575).

Diaz is a shell of himself in his past three fights, even if he remains a legend of UFC. He is 1-2 in those fights including a loss to Conor McGregor who came down in size to fight him and an absolute pounding at the hands of Jorge Masvidal.

He is however one of the most entertaining and tough fighters in recent UFC history.

Edwards has only fought once since 2019 and it was a disappointing no-contest finish in March when he accidentally poked the eye of his opponent Belal Muhammad.

He looked good in the five minutes of fight time, but they are his only fight minutes since 2019. At the same time he’s a huge favorite because he has not lost a fight since 2015 when he went down to current champ Kamaru Usman.

Similarly, Diaz has only fought twice in the last 55 months.

Edwards is a technical marvel and well-rounded even if there is nothing too flashy about his style. He simply gets the job done.

Read on to see our picks to win…

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UFC 263: Adesanya vs Vettori 2 - Gila River Arena, Glendale, Arizona, United States

Carlos Felipe vs Jake Collier
Carlos Felipe    -175
Jake Collier    +145

Fares Ziam vs Luigi Vandramini
Fares Ziam    -130
Luigi Vandramini    +110

Steven Peterson vs Chase Hooper
Steven Peterson    -120
Chase Hooper    EVEN

Matt Frevola vs Terrance McKinney
Matt Frevola    -250
Terrance McKinney    +200

Pannie Kianzad vs Alexis Davis
Pannie Kianzad    -200
Alexis Davis    +160

Movsar Evloev vs Hakeem Dawodu
Movsar Evloev    -230
Hakeem Dawodu    +185

Joanne Calderwood vs Lauren Murphy
Joanne Calderwood    -140
Lauren Murphy    +115

Eryk Anders vs Darren Stewart
Eryk Anders    -155
Darren Stewart    +130

Drew Dober vs Brad Riddell
Drew Dober    -150
Brad Riddell    +125

Jamahal Hill vs Paul Craig
Jamahal Hill    -310
Paul Craig    +240

Belal Muhammad vs Demian Maia
Belal Muhammad    -225
Demian Maia    +175

Leon Edwards vs Nate Diaz
Leon Edwards    -575
Nate Diaz    +390

Deiveson Alcantra Figueiredo vs Brandon Moreno
Deiveson Alcantra Figueiredo    -220
Brandon Moreno    +175

Israel Adesanya vs Marvin Vettori
Israel Adesanya    -275
Marvin Vettori    +220

Odds source: Bovada Sportsbook

Co-Main Event Prediction: Middleweight Title Fight:
Idrael Adesanya -275 vs. Marvin Vettori +220
Both fighters have improved dramatically since their last fight and that should help make this a terrific match. The blueprint was revealed in Adesanya’s loss to Blachowicz on how to beat him and Vettori has the kind of wrestling skills and stamina to make it happen. Whoever wins, expect it to last the full five rounds. Six of Adesanya’s last nine fights have gone the distance and the number is eight of nine for Vettori.
The Pick: (Vettori at +220 & by decision at +400)

 

Co-Main Event Prediction: Flyweight Title Fight:
Deiveson Figueiredo -220 vs. Brandon Moreno +175
I think Figueirdo’s power will be too much and that he’ll have learned from the first fight how to beat his challenger. I think he’ll also be helped by a longer time span in between fights to harness all his energy. It was one month last time. Figueirdo has 17 wins that have ended early while Moreno has never been stopped early.
The Pick: (Figueiredo at -220 & TKO in the 4th round at +2200)

 

Welterweight:
Leon Edwards -575 vs. Nate Diaz +390
Upsets of this magnitude do happen in UFC, but it’s hard to see it happening here no matter how tenacious Diaz is. He’s barely fought in 4.5 years and hasn’t looked great doing it. At the same time, his experience and tenacity should help to see this one go the distance against the more talented Edwards.
The Pick: (Edwards at -575 & by decision at +145)

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alex perez - brandon moreno - deiveson figueiredo - israel adesanya - jan blachowicz - jorge masvidal - kamaru usman - leon edwards - marvin vettori - nate diaz

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