UFC 263 Weigh-in Results: Two Title Fights Official; Steven Peterson Heavy

By: Tyler Treese
Jun 11, 2021

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Crisis averted, as all four involved in the upcoming Ultimate Fighting Championship title fights have made weight.

Both the UFC's middleweight and flyweight belts will be on the line at UFC 263 after both champions and challengers successfully made weight. The 14-fight card is now official after all fighters weighed in. Every fighter made weight except for Steven Peterson, who came in 2.5 pounds over the featherweight limit.

The main event will see Israel Adesanya return to middleweight after failing to capture the light heavyweight crown against Jan Blachowicz. The decision loss was the first career defeat for "The Last Stylebender" in mixed martial arts. Prior to the setback, Adesanya (20-1) successfully defended his belt against Paulo Costa via brutal knockout, and won a dull decision over Yoel Romero. The Nigerian fighter officially weighed 183.5 pounds, making championship weight with relative ease.

Marvin Vettori is the latest title challenger for Adesanya, and the two have bad blood. The fighters first met in 2018, where they fought to a hotly contested split decision. While Adesanya got the nod, Vettori (17-4-1) has rebounded nicely with five straight wins over the likes of Kevin Holland, Jack Hermansson and Karl Roberson. "The Italian Dream" stepped on the scale at 184.5 pounds.

The co-main event will run back a 2020 "Fight of the Year" contender between flyweight king Deiveson Figueiredo and challenger Brandon Moreno. Both fighters have unfinished business after the fight ended in a draw. In a bit of high drama, Figueiredo (20-1-1) made weight during the final minute of weigh-ins at exactly 125 pounds. His opponent Moreno (18-5-2) stepped on the scale much earlier, hitting the 125-pound mark as well.

UFC 263's preliminary card begins at 6 p.m. ET/3 p.m. PT on UFC Fight Pass and ESPN+. Later prelims will air on ESPN and ESPN+ at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT, while the main card kicks off at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT via ESPN+ pay-per-view.

UFC 263 Weigh-in Results:

Israel Adesanya (183.5) vs. Marvin Vettori (184.5)
Deiveson Figueiredo (125) vs. Brandon Moreno (125)
Nate Diaz (170) vs. Leon Edwards (170.5)
Demian Maia (170.5) vs. Belal Muhammad (170.5)
Paul Craig (204.5) vs. Jamahal Hill (205.5)
Drew Dober (154) vs. Brad Riddell (155)
Eryk Anders (205) vs. Darren Stewart (204.5)
Joanne Calderwood (125) vs. Lauren Murphy (125.5)
Hakeem Dawodu (145.5) vs. Movsar Evloev (145.5)
Alexis Davis (134.5) vs. Pannie Kianzad (135.5)
Matt Frevola (155) vs. Terrance McKinney (155.5)
Chase Hooper (145.5) vs. Steven Peterson (148.5)*
Luigi Vendramini (155.5) vs. Fares Ziam (156)
Jake Collier (264.5) vs. Carlos Felipe (262.5)

* Peterson missed weight by 2.5 pounds and has been fined a percentage of his purse. Advertisement
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