Nate Diaz-Leon Edwards bout moved to June 12 after Diaz suffers injury
An unspecified minor injury to Nate Diaz resulted in his bout against Leon Edwards being postponed from UFC 262 on May 15 in Houston to UFC 263 on June 12 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Steven Ryan / Getty Images)
An unspecified minor injury to Nate Diaz has pushed his fight against Leon Edwards a month back, a source familiar with the UFC's plans told Yahoo Sports on Monday.
Diaz was scheduled to fight Edwards in third place in a five-round welterweight bout at UFC 262 in Houston in the co-main event of the card on May 15.
Instead, it was pushed back about a month to UFC 263 on June 12 in Glendale, Arizona. It is not yet clear if this fight will be another five round fight as there are two title fights on the show in Glendale. Middleweight champion Israel Adesanya will meet Marvin Vettori in the main event, while flyweight champion Deiveson Figueiredo will meet Brandon Moreno again in the co-main event.
UFC 262 is led by a battle for the vacant lightweight title between Charles Oliveira and Michael Chandler. The UFC has not announced a replacement for the co-main event, but Tony Ferguson is expected to face Beneil Dariush at UFC 262 and that could take control.
Diaz has not fought since losing a match for the BMF Championship to Jorge Masvidal on November 2, 2019 at UFC 244 in New York. Then-President Donald Trump was among those in attendance at Madison Square Garden for this show.
Edwards takes on Belal Muhammad on March 13th without competition. Muhammad was stabbed in the eye and could not continue. Prior to that fight, Edwards had not fought since July 20, 2019.
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