It seems like we will have to wait a little more to see Nate Diaz step back inside the Octagon. Initially expected to return on May 15 against Leon Edwards, Nate Diaz has suffered an injury that has pushed the hugely anticipated co-main event to UFC 263. Earlier, the pair were scheduled to share the Octagon in the co-main event of UFC 262.
In what is going to be UFC’s first five-round co-main event, fight fans were excited to see the Stockton Slugger return inside the Octagon later this month. However, they will have to wait another month as the welterweight scrap between both the fighters has a new date. Leon Edwards vs Nate Diaz will now go down on June 12.
Not much is known about the extent of the injury, but it seems like it isn’t much of a worry. Diaz is set to make his UFc return after almost two years away from the Octagon. He has not competed inside the Octagon since his TKO loss against Jorge Masvidal back at UFC 244. Diaz will look to jump back in the winning column and land a potential title opportunity with a win over the #3 ranked welterweight contender.
However, it will be easier said than done. Leon Edwards has raised past several welterweight contenders to reach the #3 spot in the UFC’s rankings. He is currently on an eight-fight win streak and will look to seal his title spot with a win over MMA veteran Nate Diaz.
Nate Diaz vs Leon Edwards will go down at UFC 263
There was no dearth of a good fight on the UFC 262 card. With Tony Ferguson making his return, and the lightweight title on the line, Nate Diaz’s return had all the exciting fights that fans could ask for. Be that as it may, UFC 263 sounds equally exciting and now with the addition of Edwards vs Diaz, it looks incredible!
Needless to say, UFC 263 is packed. It will feature Israel Adesanya go head to head against Marvin Vettori in a rematch for the UFC’s middleweight championship. Additionally, the flyweight championship is up for grabs as Brandon Moreno and Deiveson Figueiredo share the Octagon once again after their epic war at UFC 256 to settle their rivalry once and for all.