UFC 263 Set for Arizona with Israel Adesanya-Marvin Vettori Rematch on June 12

By Tristen Critchfield May 2, 2021

The Ultimate Fighting Championship is gradually filling out its schedule with events in front of capacity crowds.

The Las Vegas-based promotion on Saturday announced that UFC 263 will take place at Gila River Arena in Glendale, Ariz., on June 12. Built in 2003, the 18,000-seat venue is the home of the NHL’s Arizona Coyotes and is a featured attraction of the area’s 223-acre Westgate Entertainment District. Tickets go on sale May 14.

UFC 263 is headlined by a rematch between Israel Adesanya and Marvin Vettori for the middleweight crown, while Deiveson Figueiredo and Brandon Moreno square off for a second time with flyweight gold on the line in the co-main event. The main card airs on pay-per-view and is available via ESPN+.

The UFC held its first event in front of a capacity crown on April 24 when UFC 261 took place at Vystar Veteran’s Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Fla. Other cards expected to be held with no audience restrictions include UFC 264 at the Toyota Center in Houston on May 15 and UFC 264 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on July 10.

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