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UFC 263: Predicting the Fight of the Night.

UFC 263 is a loaded card, middleweight champion Israel Adesanya headlines this PPV when he looks to defend his championship against the No. 3 ranked UFC middleweight contender Marvin Vettori. Other exciting fights on this card include Brandon Moreno once again challenging flyweight champion Deiveson Figueiredo in a rematch from their late 2020 contest that was a fight of the year candidate.

UFC 263 will also showcase the return of Nate Diaz as he faces Leon Edwards in an unprecedented five round fight.

When predicting the Fight of the Night on this card, there are really only two options; Figueiredo vs. Moreno or Diaz vs. Edwards. The flyweight rematch sticks out as a candidate for Fight of the Night because of the brutal war that took place in their first contest. In their first fight, both men took each others hardest shots and continued fighting, they both displayed massive hearts to go along with their tremendous skill level. Their first contest was one of the most exciting fights of 2020 and on any other card this would be the clear favorite for Fight of the Night.

Diaz vs. Edwards is a Fight of the Night candidate because of the extensive track record that Diaz has for putting on exciting fights. The Diaz brothers’ hardcore fanbase stems from the in-your-face fighting style that both brothers display in each and every one of their fights. With an opponent like Edwards that will be willing to stand and strike with Diaz, this fight is sure to be one that is can’t miss.

When predicting just one of these contests to be Fight of the Night, Diaz vs. Edwards sticks out as the favorite for the sheer fact that there is no way that Figueiredo and Moreno will fight the same exact way that they did in the first fight. Adjustments will likely be made by both fighters which could change the entire dynamic of this fight. If they can somehow duplicate their 2020 contest then both men should never face any other opponent again.

Next: 5 of the best (and worst) rematches in UFC history UFC 263 takes place on Saturday, June 12, 2021, live from the Gila River Arena in Glendale, AZ. Follow along with FanSided who is on-site all week for all your live news and highlights.

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At least 11 shot, two killed, during bloody night in NYC

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At least 11 people were shot — two fatally — in a bloody night across the five boroughs, cops said. 

Most recently, a 32-year-old man was blasted in the stomach and right leg on the grounds of the Howard Avenue-Park Place Houses in the Weeksville section of Brooklyn around 5:40 a.m. Monday, authorities said. 

He told investigators he heard shots and felt pain and was taken to Brookdale University Hospital Medical Center in stable condition. 

Up in Inwood, two men were shot as they sat inside a 2018 BMW 750 sedan on Dyckman Street near Vermilyea Avenue in Inwood around 4:50 a.m., cops said. 

The 34-year-old man in the driver’s seat was shot in the head and pronounced dead at the scene. 

The second victim, a 33-year-old man, was shot in the groin, authorities said. 

Members of the NYPD investigate the scene of a shooting near 176 Dyckman St. on Monday, June 21, 2021 in Manhattan.James Keivom Two men were shot inside this vehicle at the scene.James Keivom

He was taken to Harlem Hospital in stable condition. No arrests have been made. 

About 10 minutes earlier, a 22-year-old man was struck in the buttocks on Pitt Street near Stanton Street on the Lower East Side, cops said. 

He went to NewYork-Presbyterian Lower Manhattan Hospital by private means in stable condition.

In the Eastchester section of the Bronx around 3 a.m., a 29-year-old man was shot in the chest and left leg following a dispute on the third-floor hallway of a building on Light Street near Rombouts Avenue, cops said. 

A 29-year-old man was shot at 2236 Light St. on Monday, June 21, 2021 in the Bronx.James Keivom

He was taken to Jacobi Medical Center in stable condition. 

About a half-hour earlier, cops responded to a call at Harlem Hospital, where they found victim Tamel Jackson-Breland, 31 — who was taken there by private means with gunshot wounds to his back, cops said. 

He was pronounced dead at the hospital a short time later. 

An investigation determined that Jackson-Breland was earlier shot on West 140th Street near Frederick Douglass Boulevard. No arrests have been made. 

Police vehicles parked near the scene of the shooting at 2236 Light in the Bronx.James Keivom

In the Vinegar Hill section of Brooklyn, a 30-year-old woman was shot in the left leg around 2 a.m. as she stood on Sands Street near Navy Street in the Vinegar Hill section of Brooklyn, cops said. 

She was taken to Bellevue Medical Center in stable condition. 

Earlier, a 64-year-old man was shot in the back at Beach 17th Street and Seagirt Boulevard in Far Rockaway at about 11:15 p.m., cops said. 

Police arrive at the scene of a shooting at 233 Sands St. in Brooklyn on June 21, 2021.James Keivom A woman was shot in the leg at 233 Sands Street.James Keivom

He was taken by EMS to St. John’s Episcopal Hospital in stable condition.

Around 11 p.m., a 40-year-old man was shot in the right arm and torso during a dispute on 115th Avenue near Farmers Boulevard in St. Albans, cops said. 

The victim was taken to Jamaica Hospital Medical Center in stable condition, and the suspect fled on Farmers Boulevard, police said. 

Earlier in the evening, a 20-year-old man was grazed in the back of the head while standing at West 207th Street and Seaman Avenue in Inwood around 8:45 p.m., cops said. 

He was taken to Jacobi Medical Center by private means. 

Members of the New York Police Department investigate the scene of a shooting at 233 Sands St.James Keivom

And about 15 minutes earlier, a 20-year-old man was left with life-threatening injuries when he was shot in the torso during a dispute on Archer Street near Taylor Avenue in the Van Nest section of the Bronx, cops said. 

He was taken to Jacobi Medical Center by private means, where he is considered likely to die, according to police. 

The suspect fled on foot. 

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