How to watch UFC 263 Adesanya vs Vettori 2 live in Australia
The rematch between undisputed champion Israel Adesanya and Marvin Vettori headlines a stellar fight day in UFC 263. Here's how to watch.
"I'll see you again, I'll see you again," undisputed middleweight champion Israel Adesanya said to Marvin Vettori after defeating him in their first bout in April 2018. In UFC 263, that pledge comes true when Adesanya defends his middleweight crown against Vettori once more.
Vettori believes he won that fight and is ready to prove himself to Nigerian-born Kiwi Adesanya and the world in a rematch that headlines an awesome card for UFC 263.
The middleweight crown is not the only title up for grabs in UFC 263, nor is the Adesanya-Vettori rematch the only anticipated rematch of the event. In fact, it may not even be the most anticipated rematch on the card.
Another rematch between Deiveson "Deus da Guerra (God of War)" Figueiredo and Brandon "The Assassin Baby" Moreno, who meet to decide the UFC Flyweight Championship, is also garnering plenty of attention. It comes 6 months after their incredible draw in one of the greatest fights in UFC history at UFC 256.
Add Nate Diaz's return to the Octagon to the card and you have a must-watch day of UFC action.
When is UFC 263?
It all starts at 8:30am AEST on Sunday 13 June with the early prelims. The preliminary card starts at 10am AEST before the main events begins at 12pm AEST. Adesanya and Vettori should begin around 3pm AEST.
How to watch UFC 263
There are a range of viewing options for UFC 263. ESPN is showing the preliminary card, while the main card is exclusive to pay-per-view on Main Event. You can see our complete guide to watching the UFC here.
How to watch Adesanya vs Vettori 2 preliminary card
How to live stream UFC 263 via Kayo Sports
Kayo has more than 50 sports for you to choose from, including access to every single UFC Fight Night. You can get a Basic subscription to Kayo for $25 a month which allows you to watch on 2 screens. For $35 a month a Premium subscription gives you 3 screens. It currently has a 14-day free trial so you can see if Kayo is right for you.
It boasts a range of special features and is compatible with iOS and Android devices, PCs, Mac, Android TV, Telstra TV, Apple TV, Samsung TV (2017 model or later), Chromecast and AirPlay. You can check out our full Kayo review for more information.
How to watch UFC 263 main card
Main Event on Foxtel, UFC Fight Pass, Fetch TV and PS4 are the exclusive providers of the main card. You will need to purchase the fight to watch it live or catch a replay, unless you are heading to your local pub or club. Read on to find out more about watching the UFC 263 main card.
How to watch with Main Event
If you have a Foxtel subscription, UFC 263 will set you back $54.95. You can place an order via the Main Event website, using the My Foxtel app, your Foxtel remote or over the phone. You can also order the fight if you have Optus TV featuring Foxtel, over the phone only. Ordering through a phone agent will incur an additional $2 booking fee.
Watch with UFC Fight Pass
The UFC's official platform is another option for watching this epic card. It will cost you $54.95 through UFC Fight Pass. You can also sign up to Fight Pass for $10.99 a month or $104.99 for an annual pass, but UFC 263 is an additional PPV event. Fight Pass is compatible with Apple TV, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Amazon Fire TV, iPad, iPhone and Android devices, Chromecast, Samsung smart TVs, Roku, LG smart TVs or on desktops and laptops.
How to watch Adesanya vs Vettori 2 on your PlayStation 4
If you have a PlayStation 4 console, look for Live Events in the PS Store. Once you have purchased the fight you can watch it through the "videos" menu. It is $54.95 or $49.95 for PlayStation Plus members.
How to watch UFC 263 with Fetch TV
This event will also cost you $54.95 with Fetch TV. Using your Fetch box, go to "manage" and then "subscriptions". Once you have made the purchase you can watch it on TV or your mobile with the Fetch app.
UFC 263 Adesanya vs Vettori 2 full card
- Middleweight: Israel Adesanya vs Marvin Vettori
- Flyweight: Deiveson Figueiredo vs Brandon Moreno
- Lightweight: Leon Edwards vs Nate Diaz
- Welterweight: Demian Maia vs Belal Muhammad
- Light heavyweight: Paul Craig vs Jamahal Hill
- Lightweight: Drew Dober vs Brad Riddell
- Light heavyweight: Eryk Anders vs Darren Stewart
- Women's flyweight: Lauren Murphy vs Joanne Calderwood
- Featherweight: Movsar Evloev vs Hakeem Dawodu
Who will win Adesanya vs Vettori 2?
The first Adesanya-Vettori fight could have gone either way and Vettori has wanted the chance for revenge ever since. His form and class have been on display since that decision went against him. He has gone on a 5-fight winning streak and taken to calling himself "the most complete fighter" in all of UFC. Vettori also says a title is his destiny. This is his first chance to make it a reality.
For his part, Adesanya says he dominated Vettori for much of their first bout and claims he is a much better fighter now than he was back then. There'll be no doubt about the result this time, Adesanya says.
Adesanya lost his last fight, a step-up in weight, against the UFC light heavyweight champion Jan Błachowicz, the first loss of his career. The fight went all the way and, despite the unanimous decision against him, Adesanya has proven time and time again he is a better fighter in 2021 than when he fought Vettori in 2018.
Since winning the middleweight title over Robert Whittaker in UFC 243, he has successfully defended the belt against top contenders Yoel Romero and Paulo Costa. It's a tough call given how close the last battle against this pair was, so in a toss of the coin we're backing "The Last Stylebender". That's Israel Adesanya for those who aren't as knowledgeable about UFC nicknames as we are.
Keen to know about more upcoming UFC fights? Check out our full UFC schedule here. If you're still not sure who to stream with, we've got a Foxtel vs Kayo comparison so you can decide which one suits you best.
Image source: Main Event website
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