UFC 263 takes place this Saturday from the Gila River Arena in Glendale, Arizona. There are two belts on the line and both are rematches. Israel Adesanya takes on Marvin Vettori for the UFC middleweight title while Deiveson Figueiredo defends his UFC flyweight title against Brandon Moreno. We also have a 5 rounder between Nate Diaz and Leon Edwards, which should be a banger! Let’s take a look at some fighters to target.
Leon Edwards $9500 – He’s the highest priced fighter and normally I’m not big on taking the highest priced fighter but I like Edwards to roll here. Edwards is by far the better all-around guy here and while I’ve always been a Diaz guy he’s just overmatched here. I can see Edwards scoring a lot on volume alone and possibly getting a late stoppage. We all know Diaz bleeds easily so don’t be surprised if Diaz is bloody by the second round. I could definitely see a doctor’s stoppage happening.
I’ll also have Deiveson Figueiredo and Jamahal Hill in some lineups as well.
Two guys I like at the 8900-8k range. Matt Frevola is at $8900 and I expect him to thoroughly dominate Terrance McKinney, who is stepping in on short notice. I think Frevola scores well with takedowns and control time and I expect a finish in the late 2nd or 3rd round. Steven Peterson($8400) is another guy that I can see really scoring well against Chase Hooper. I always can get behind a guy that will fight for your money, and I think Peterson’s cardio and volume will overwhelm the young Hooper.
I do like Eryk Anders ($8600) a bit but I’m hesitant due to the fact that these guys fought back in March. I’ll have him in a lineup or two, Anders looked sharp and I can see some real improvement.
Marvin Vettori $6900 – Ok, I may have one lineup with Adesanya but for the most part I like Vettori here. These guys fight back in 2018, which was a split decision win for Adesanya. Both fighters have gotten better but I think some we are seeing some holes in Adesanya’s game. I expect Adesanya to have success early on but eventually I think Vettori takes over with his pressure and ground game. He will get Adesanya down and I think he can keep mhim there. Vettori is the bigger guy with a solid chin, I just think it’s his time.
Hakeem Dawodu ($7000) is another guy I’m looking at, I think he matches up well with Evloev,
Best of luck with your lineups and enjoy the fights!