The fight between Leon Edwards and Nate Diaz which was supposed to take place at UFC 262 is now postponed to UFC 263 after Diaz suffered an injury.
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Nate Diaz (15-10 UFC) has suffered a minor injury and as a result, his welterweight bout against Leon Edwards (10-2 UFC) has been pushed to UFC 263 which is on the 12th of June. The event will take place in Glendale, in front of a full house headlining Adesanya vs Vettori for the middleweight title and Deiveson Figueiredo vs Brandon Moreno for flyweight title. It is confirmed that the fight between Edwards and Diaz will still remain a five-round bout.
Nate Diaz has not stepped into the octagon after losing the BMF title to Jorge Masvidal back in 2019. But Diaz remained alert on social media platforms during his time away from the octagon and took shots at other potential opponents on a frequent basis. Leon Edwards was on the best streak of his career until he faced Belal Muhammad inside the cage. Things were going well for Edwards before the fight was ended in the second round as Edwards poked Muhammad in the eye, meaning disqualification and thereby ending his winning streak.
Onto UFC 262, the event will be headlining for the vacant lightweight title between Charles Oliviera and Michael Chandler. UFC has not yet announced who would be replacing the Edwards-Diaz bout for the co-main event but the most obvious ones to replace them are Tony Ferguson and Beneil Dariush in a lightweight bout.