UFC 253: Adesanya vs

Carrie Guzman
September 27, 2020

Israel Adesanya expertly picked apart Paulo Costa to retain his middleweight title and extend his flawless professional record to 20-0 at UFC 253 in Abu Dhabi.

UFC 253 resultsIsrael Adesanya (c) vs. Paulo Costa for Adesanya's middleweight titleDominick Reyes vs. Jan Błachowicz for vacant light heavyweight titleKai Kara-France vs. Brandon Royval; flyweights Ketlen Vieira vs. Sijara Eubanks; women's bantamweights Hakeem Dawodu vs. Zubaira Tukhugov; featherweights Brad Riddell vs. Alex Da Silva; lightweights Diego Sanchez vs.

And "Bones" was keeping an eye on his old division as events unfolded on "Fight Island".

Then, as an increasingly frustrated Costa looked to close the distance, Adesanya struck and dropped the hulking Brazilian with a counter right, then finished his man with ground strikes after three minutes, 59 seconds.

A star-making championship clash between undefeated middleweights Israel Adesanya and Paulo Costa gives Saturday night's UFC 253 event its punch, but there are other high-profile battles on the main card as well.

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Nigeria-born New Zealander Adesanya dominated from the outset, attacking Costa's left leg from the first 10 seconds and it set the tone.

Jon Jones ruthlessly mocked former foe Dominick Reyes following his crushing defeat to Jan Blachowicz at UFC 253.

Blachowicz utilized some heavy body kicks in the opening round to soften up the body of "The Devastator". Like Roy Jones said, ya'll must have forgot.

"Would you guys be annoyed if I went back and grabbed my belt real quick?"

Jones began his commentary during the fight simply tweeting a "Weird Right" referring to having a Light-Heavyweight title fight without his name on the bill.

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