UFC 253 takes place on September 26th from Fight Island in Abu Dhabi. Paulo Costa has released a video that features how he feels the fight will go. Costa enlisted the help of muay Thai kickboxer Vanderlei Goncalves to play the role of UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya in the clip.
The well-produced video is complete with entrances, crowd sounds, and introductions. When the fight itself gets started, however, Costa has to chase his opponent around the cage. The version of Adesanya in Costa’s video wants no part of the fight. Even escaping the cage can’t help him, however.
The video can be viewed in its entirety in the player below:
It’s been over a year since we saw Costa fight, the above video not included. He last fought at UFC 241 in August of 2019. He defeated Yoel Romero on that card. His previous victories came over Uriah Hall, Johny Hendricks, and Oluwale Bamgbose.
Adesanya also defeated Yoel Romero in his last fight, which came at UFC 248 in March. His previous victories before that came over Robert Whittaker, Kelvin Gastelum, Anderson Silva, and Derek Brunson.
Also scheduled for UFC 253 is a light heavyweight bout between Dominick Reyes and Jan Błachowicz.