Nate Diaz Vs. Leon Edwards will not happen this month at UFC 262.
Diaz (20-12 MMA, 15-10 UFC) has suffered a minor injury whose exact nature is not unknown at this time and his match in welterweight with Edwards (18-3 MMA, 10-2 UFC) has been postponed from The May 15 event in Houston for UFC 263 on June 12. It remains a five-round match.
MMA Junkie confirmed the change with several people close to the situation after an initial report from Yahoo! Sport. The people requested anonymity because UFC officials have not yet issued an official statement.
Edwards commented on the news (via Twitter):
What has already been written cannot be denied. #faith #strapseason #newdate #samemission pic.twitter.com/Ey3wOuNQuQ
̵1; Leon ‘Rocky’ Edwards (@Leon_edwardsmma) May 4, 2021
UFC 263 takes place at the Gila River Arena in Glendale, Ariz. The motherboard is sent on pay-per-view after preliminary on ESPN and ESPN +.
Diaz, 36, has not competed or been booked since a loss of the title “BMF” in November 2019 for Jorge Masvidal. One of the most popular fighters in UFC history, Diaz remained active on Twitter in his time away from the cage, shooting from time to time at potential future opponents.
After not losing since 2015, Edwards, 29, rode an eight-match winning streak in his March 13 main event clash against Belal Muhammad. The match ended in round 2 after Edwards stabbed Muhammad in the eye and made him unable to continue.
The latest UFC 263 lineup now includes:
- Champion Israel Adesanya vs. Marvin Vettori – on title in middleweight
- Champion Deiveson Figueiredo vs. Brandon Moreno – for the title of flyweight
- Nate Diaz Vs. Leon Edwards
- Demian Maia mod Belal Muhammad
- Paul Craig Vs. Jamahal Hill
- Drew Dober Vs. Brad Riddell
- Jake Collier vs. Carlos Felipe
- Luigi Vendramini vs. Ticket prices Ziam
- Hakeem Dawodu vs. Movsar Evloev
- Sijara Eubanks vs. Karol Rosa
- Joanne Calderwood vs. Lauren Murphy
- Frank Camacho vs. Matt Frevola
- Chase Hooper Vs. Steven Peterson