Making weight brings Deiveson Figueiredo to tears

The UFC go back to pay-per-view this Saturday with UFC 263, which implies the popular “Embedded” battle week series is back also.

UFC 263 takes place at Gila River Arena in Glendale, Ariz. The main card airs live on ESPN + pay-per-view, with prelims on ESPN and early prelims on ESPN+.

The main event is middleweight champion Israel Adesanya (20-1 MMA, 9-1 UFC) facing Marvin Vettori (17-3-1 MMA, 7-2-1 UFC) in a rematch from their split decision in 2018. This time, the stakes are much higher with the title on the line.

The co-main event is a title rematch in the flyweight division, as champ Deiveson Figueiredo (20-1-1 MMA, 9-1-1 UFC) looks to defend his title against Brandon Moreno (18-5-2 MMA, 6-2-2 UFC). Their first meeting was one of the best fights of 2020, resulting in a draw.

The third featured bout is a non-title, five-round battle between fan favorite Nate Diaz (20-12 Mixed Martial Arts, 15-10 UFC) and Leon Edwards (18-3 Mixed Martial Arts, 10-2 UFC), which was originally scheduled to take place at UFC 262.

The sixth episode of “Embedded” follows the highlighted competitors during battle week. Here’s the description from YouTube:

Champ Israel Adesanya enjoys the pre-battle mind-games. Leon Edwards rolls off the pounds; Brandon Moreno sweats them out. The professional athletes make weight Friday early morning and take on for fans that afternoon.

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Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.