UFC Middleweight champion, Israel Adesanya, will defend his division title against undefeated 185-pound Brazilian bruiser, Paulo Costa, after more than one year of back-and-forth beef on social media. The showdown -- promoted as the "Fight of the Year" by company president, Dana White -- is set to headline UFC 253, which takes place inside Flash Forum in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, on Sept. 26, 2020. In UFC 253's ESPN+streamed pay-per-view (PPV) co-main event, Dominick Reyes collides with fellow Light Heavyweight slugger Jan Blachowicz for the vacant 205-pound strap. It's a championship double dip! We'll stockpile all the real-time UFC 253 updates, odds, start time, tickets, weigh ins, predictions, previews, video highlights, press conferences, winners, losers and much more from "Fight Island" right here before, during and well after the live show concludes.
Before Israel Adesanya takes on Jan Blachowicz for the Light Heavyweight title this Sat. night (March 6, 2021) at UFC 259, take a look back at "The Last Stylebender’s" knockout win over Paulo Costa.
Before Jan Blachowicz defends his Light Heavyweight title for the first time against Israel Adesanya at UFC 259, go back in time to relive the moment he captured the belt with a knockout win over Dominick Reyes.
UFC President Dana White has a theory that Conor McGregor may have been trying to steal Israel Adesanya’s thunder prior to UFC 253 by shifting attention toward himself with his social media outbursts.
Eugene Bareman, coach for UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya, insists the floppy right breast is unrelated to steroids unless by accident.
UFC 253 "Fight Motion" video for the "Adesanya vs. Costa" pay-per-view (PPV) event last Sat. night (Sept. 26, 2020) inside Flash Forum on "Fight Island" in Abu Dhabi.
The former shaolin monk turned mohawked MMA fighter turned commentator had thoughts on Israel Adesanya’s disrespectful behavior towards Paulo Costa.
UFC middleweight contender Paulo Costa reveals "problems" in the UFC 253 main event and promises to win his Israel Adesanya rematch.
Dominick Reyes was disappointed in himself following his UFC 253 loss to Jan Blachowicz but vows to come back stronger after learning his lesson.
Israel Adesanya breaks down his win over Paulo Costa and plans for his future at middleweight, light heavyweight, and even heavyweight.