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UFC 253 results, recap, and link wrap up: ‘Stylebender’ derails Costa hype train, Blachowicz upsets Reyes

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) recently tied a ribbon around its UFC 253 pay-per-view (PPV) event, which took place last Sat. night (Sept. 26, 2020) inside Flash Forum on “Fight Island” in Abu Dhabi. That’s where Israel Adesanya retained his 185-pound strap by smashing former undefeated title contender Paulo Costa.

Get complete UFC 253 results and play-by-play here.

Elsewhere on the card, Jan Blachowicz claimed the 205-pound title vacated by Jon Jones, thanks to an impressive knockout victory over light heavyweight mainstay Dominick Reyes. In addition, flyweight phenom Brandon Royval submitted Kai Kara-France while Ketlen Vieira turned away bantamweight bruiser Sijara Eubanks.

If you happened to miss last weekend’s championship showdowns or the wall-to-wall coverage we brought fans right here at, which includes fights from Hakeem Dawodu and Diego Sanchez, among others, we’ve got you covered with a complete UFC 253 results, recap, and link wrap-up below.

Here’s a list of some of the most important headlines from UFC 253.

UFC 253: Highlights

Israel Adesanya stops Paulo Costa
‘Stylebender’ humps Costa, mocks corner
Jan Blachowicz finishes Dominick Reyes
Ludovit Klein knocks out Shane Young
Juan Espino submits Jeff Hughes
Comprehensive highlights from top to bottom

UFC 253: Post-Fight Housekeeping

Post-fight press conference
Bonuses and payouts
Jon Jones reacts to co-main event
The Morning After
Biggest Winners and Losers
Next matches to make

Other Major Stories From Last Weekend:

Bellator “Milan” results
Bellator “Milan” highlights
Dana White and Conor McGregor fight online
Stephen Thompson turns down Khamzat Chimaev
Manny Pacquiao confirms “Notorious” rumors
UFC eyes Colby Covington vs. Jorge Masvidal

That should just about cover it.

UFC will return to action this Sat. night (Oct. 3, 2020) with the UFC on ESPN 16: “Holm vs. Aldana” mixed martial arts (MMA) extravaganza on both ESPN and ESPN+, taking place inside Flash Forum on “Fight Island” in Abu Dhabi (more on that card here).

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