A UFC 253: Adesanya vs. Costa preview and predictions for fight occurring on September 26th.
UFC 253: Adesanya Vs Costa – Odds & Match Card
When: 10:00 PM ET, Saturday, September 26, 2020
Preliminary Card: 8:00 PM – ESPN2
Main Card: 10:00 PM – PPV
Where: Flash Forum, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
|Israel Adesanya (-185) vs Paulo Costa (+150)|
|Dominick Reyes (-285) vs Jan Blachowicz (+225)|
|Kai Kara-France (-240) vs Brandon Royval (+190)|
|Ketlen Vieira (-200) vs Sijara Eubanks (+160)|
|Hakeem Dawodu (+115) vs Zubaira Tukhugov (-145)|
Israel Adesanya Vs Paulo Costa – UFC Middleweight Championship
Israel Adesanya: 19-0
Paulo Costa: 13-0
On Saturday, the UFC returns to Fight Island with UFC 253. The event is headlined by middleweight champion Israel Adesanya meeting Paulo Costa in the main event after months of trash talk and posturing. The two undefeated rivals will throw down to close the show from Flash Forum on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi.
This much-anticipated title bout is going to be a war as Adesanya matador style takes on that of a bull with Costa. Provided the champion can survive the early and nonstop pressure of Costa, it’s hard to imagine the Brazilian slugger being as lethal in the championship rounds. That’s a big if, of course. But luckily for Adesanya, he has the life-and-death experience against Kelvin Gastelum to let him know he can get there.
Should you be looking for reasons on why it is wise to get behind Costa… just recognize one thing. Costa can flat out POUND! There is a reason why 11 of his 13 professional opponents have not lasted to a final round. Look for Costa to get inside the champion. He is three inches shorter than Adesanya with lesser reach (80 inches to 72) but Costa is much thicker. The challenger is sturdier and will have a distinct advantage should the fight move to a clinch against the fence.
UFC 253: Adesanya Vs Costa Predictions
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- Israel Adesanya – Paulo Henrique Costa COMPLETES First Full Round
- I. Adesanya – Paulo Henrique Costa OVER 2.5 Total Rounds
- Israel Adesanya – Paulo Henrique Costa (Israel Adesanya WINS Fight In Round 4)