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Fighters React To Israel Adesanya vs. Paulo Costa At UFC 253

Israel Adesanya vs. Paulo Costa brought a slugfest in their fight.  The showdown served as the main event of the UFC 253 pay-per-view event on Saturday night (September 26, 2020) from Yas Island, Abu Dhabi at the Flash Forum aka Fight Island. As seen in the fight, the first round was...

UFC 253 Highlights: Israel Adesanya Chops Down Paulo Costa

Israel Adesanya vs. Paulo Costa put on a memorable performance in their headlining title fight.  The two fighters met in a middleweight title bout on Saturday night (September 26, 2020) at the UFC UFC 253 pay-per-view event from Yas Island, Abu Dhabi at the Flash Forum aka Fight Island. Costa was...

Israel Adesanya Explains Pre-Fight Encounter With Paulo Costa

UFC middleweight champion, Israel Adesanya has explained his pre-fight encounter with Paulo Costa. When Adesanya and Costa arrived at Fight Island, Wallid Ismail, the manager of Costa, shared a video of the two rivals joking and laughing when they saw each other. Immediately, many fans were turned off by the incident...

UFC 253 Weigh-In Results

The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is back on Fight Island for the next five weeks starting with a very solid UFC 253. In the main event of the card, Israel Adesanya is looking for his second middleweight title defense when he takes on Paulo Costa. It is a highly-anticipated fight...

WATCH | Israel Adesanya & Paulo Costa Face Off On Fight Island

Israel Adesanya and Paulo Costa had their face off on Fight Island just days away from their anticipated middleweight title fight. After months of trash-talking one another, Adesanya and Costa will finally meet in just two days on Saturday night. The two also had an intense face off on Fight...

Adesanya: UFC 253 Main Event NOT Among Best MW Fights Ever

Many people are convinced that UFC 253's main event between champion Israel Adesanya and Paulo Costa is one of the best middleweight fights of all time, but one-half of the fight's participants disagrees. UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya (19-0) and Paulo Costa (13-0) will both bring their undefeated records with...

Paulo Costa Receives A Visit From USADA Ahead Of UFC 253 Title Fight

Paulo Costa released a video showing USADA testing him ahead of his UFC 253 title fight against Israel Adesanya. In the lead up to the fight, Adesanya has questioned whether or not USADA is testing Costa but said it will make his win look better if the Brazilian tests positive...

Stephen Thompson Believes Costa Isn’t A Techincal Striker, Confident Adesanya Will ‘Have A Field Day’

Stephen Thompson is confident Israel Adesanya will beat Paulo Costa in the main event of UFC 253. For many pundits, the consensus is that either Costa will knock out Adesanya early or the champ will win late or a decision. Yet, for Thompson, he isn't too impressed with the Brazilian. “I...

Paulo Costa Doesn’t Want Decision Win, Plans To ‘Destroy’ Israel Adesanya

Paulo Costa expects Israel Adesanya to fight as he did against Yoel Romero, running. In the main event of UFC 253, Costa and Adesanya will finally settle their differences inside the Octagon. It should be a phenomenal fight and the Brazilian congratulated the champ for being the world's best runner. “I...

Paulo Costa Releases Mock Video Of Fight Against Israel Adesanya

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...

Paulo Costa Trolls Israel Adesanya With ‘Runnersanya’ UFC 253 Mock Video

Paulo Costa decided to have a bit of fun with UFC 253 opponent Israel Adesanya before their fight on September 27. Costa recently released a mock video of their upcoming bout on the pay-per-view (PPV) card that will go down from Abu Dhabi. Adesanya is played by Thai kickboxer Vanderlei...

Report: UFC 253 To Take Place On Fight Island

The UFC is heading back to Fight Island. For the month of July, the Las Vegas-based promotion packed up its bags and headed to Fight Island on Yas Island, in Abu Dhabi, Dubai. It was a great marketing play and a great way for international fighters to compete. After the...

Adesanya and Costa Have Interesting Exchange About Steroids

Israel Adesanya is more suspicious than ever of his UFC 253 opponent Paulo Costa regarding potential steroid use, and Costa is loving every minute of it. Israel Adesanya has long accused UFC 253 opponent Paulo Costa of using steroids. Minutes prior to their virtual two-man interview on ESPN SportsCenter recently,...

Adesanya Predicts What Would Happen If He Sees Costa Before UFC 253

Israel Adesanya predicts that Paulo Costa would take the first of his two L’s against him should he feel froggy before their middleweight championship showdown at UFC 253, UFC 253 will take place Saturday, September 26, and the war of words between UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya and Paulo Costa...

Paulo Costa: Adesanya Is Afraid of Real Fights & Real Opponents

Paulo Costa is still firing shots at UFC Middleweight Champion Israel Adesanya days after their combustible ESPN interview. Paulo Costa will challenge Israel Adesanya at UFC 253 next month in a battle of the undefeated, but the verbal assault is well underway from both sides. The two exchanged words on...