The early hours of Sunday morning (UK time) saw yet another stacked-out UFC pay-per-view event.
The Gila River Arena in Arizona played host to UFC 263 – the promotion’s latest jam-packed event.
14 bouts stacked out the event’s early prelims, prelims, and main-card with all roads leading to a middleweight title showdown between Israel Adesanya and Marvin Vettori.
However, despite the exciting main event, the fighting headlines were stolen by welterweights Leon Edwards and fan-favourite Nate Diaz.
Returning to the octagon following a near two-year-long layoff, Stockton-born Diaz went an unprecedented five rounds against rising British star Edwards.
Eventually coming away with a unanimous victory, Edwards saw his hand raised after 25 gruelling minutes.
However, earlier in the fight, veteran Diaz suffered a savage cut.
The cuts on Nate Diaz that caused the doctor to stop the fight
— Dylan (@dylangonzalez21) November 3, 2019
After getting thrashed for 4 rounds Nate Diaz nearly knocked out Leon Edwards in the 5th round. Nasty cuts from elbows yet he still managed that at the age of 36. This guy is build different.#NateDiaz pic.twitter.com/PXEleskTYh
— Bob Baldini (@TheArsenalWay9) June 13, 2021