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Israel Adesanya, Paulo Costa Get Heated In Interview Ahead Of UFC 253 (Video)

UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya and Paulo Costa will headline UFC 253 on pay-per-view (PPV) in one of the most highly-anticipated title fights of the year. Adesanya and Costa have built up a rivalry with one another over the past several months that is sure to culminate into an explosive...

Israel Adesanya Anticipates Stellar Performance Against Paulo Costa

Israel Adesanya isn't interested in a "Fight of the Year" contender against Paulo Costa. Adesanya is scheduled to meet Costa in the main event of UFC 253 on Sept. 26. "The Last Stylebender" will put his UFC middleweight championship on the line. These two have been involved in a war...

Jared Cannonier Targets Alternate Spot For Israel Adesanya vs. Paulo Costa

Jared Cannonier is aiming for an alternate spot in case something goes awry with Israel Adesanya vs. Paulo Costa. Cannonier is on tap to face former UFC middleweight champion Robert Whittaker on the UFC 254 card on Oct. 24. One month prior, a title bout between middleweight champion Adesanya and...

Paulo Costa Suggests Robert Whittaker vs. Jared Cannonier In Title Eliminator

Paulo Costa thinks the UFC may be best served booking a title eliminator between Robert Whittaker and Jared Cannonier. Costa is expected to challenge UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya at UFC 253 on Sept. 12. UFC president Dana White insists the title bout isn't official yet despite a report...

Paulo Costa Says Israel Adesanya Bout At UFC 253 Will Be ‘Savage’

Paulo Costa wants to be relentless against Israel Adesanya. Costa is expected to challenge Adesanya for the UFC middleweight championship on Sept. 12 at UFC 253. It would be Costa's first opportunity at UFC gold and the second time Adesanya puts his 185-pound title on the line. UFC president Dana...

Paulo Costa Thinks Whittaker vs. Till Was An ‘Ugly Fight’

Paulo Costa isn't impressed by the efforts of Robert Whittaker and Darren Till. In the main event of UFC on ESPN 14, Whittaker and Till shared the Octagon. The bout went the distance and Whittaker was awarded the unanimous decision victory. While the bout was praised for being technical, Costa...

Jack Hermansson Predicts Paulo Costa Will Beat Israel Adesanya For UFC Middleweight Title

Jack Hermansson thinks Paulo Costa will get the job done against Israel Adesanya. Hermansson has positioned himself as a top-ranked UFC middleweight. He's just a few spots below Jared Cannonier on the pecking order, as he was defeated by Cannonier via TKO in 2019. Costa is also expected to get...

Dana White Not Happy With Israel Adesanya vs. Paulo Costa Report

UFC president Dana White is none too pleased with the report of Israel Adesanya vs. Paulo Costa. Combate broke the news that Adesanya vs. Costa is set for UFC 253 on Sept. 19. The report noted that a location wasn't revealed. Reporters such as ESPN's Ariel Helwani later claimed their...

Israel Adesanya vs. Paulo Costa Set For UFC 253

Fight fans have been waiting to hear the date for Israel Adesanya vs. Paulo Costa and it's finally been revealed. Adesanya vs. Costa is a lock for UFC 253 on Sept. 19. Adesanya is the UFC middleweight title holder, so this will be a championship fight. https://twitter.com/btsportufc/status/1284180161399791623 Costa was supposed...

Dana White Explains Why Israel Adesanya vs. Paulo Costa Hasn’t Been Booked

UFC president Dana White has offered a simple explanation for why Israel Adesanya vs. Paulo Costa isn't official yet. It's clear to many that the next UFC middleweight title bout to make is Adesanya vs. Costa. Back in March, Costa was set to get a crack at Adesanya's 185-pound gold....

Manager Claims Israel Adesanya Turned Down Two UFC Fights With Paulo Costa

Paulo Costa's manager, Wallid Ismail is claiming that Israel Adesanya has turned down two bouts. Adesanya vs. Costa seems to be inevitable. Costa was supposed to receive a UFC middleweight title opportunity back in March but was still recovering from surgery despite insisting he was ready. Adesanya ended up defeating...

Eugene Bareman Reacts To Joe Rogan’s Claim That Adesanya & Costa Will Coach The Ultimate Fighter

Israel Adesanya's coach Eugene Bareman has responded to Joe Rogan's claim that his athlete and Paulo Costa will coach The Ultimate Fighter. It's clear to see that Adesanya and Costa aren't chummy. The UFC middleweight champion has called Costa an "overly inflated balloon animal." Costa has said that he feels...

Joe Rogan Claims Israel Adesanya & Paulo Costa Set To Coach The Ultimate Fighter

UFC color commentator Joe Rogan may have spilled the beans on plans for Israel Adesanya and Paulo Costa. UFC president Dana White recently revealed to reporters as well as fans during a Reddit AMA that The Ultimate Fighter is making a comeback. With Dana White's Tuesday Night Contender Series a...

Paulo Costa Says Israel Adesanya Feud Is Bigger Than Silva-Sonnen

Paulo Costa believes that his rivalry with Israel Adesanya tops that of Anderson Silva vs. Chael Sonnen. Costa and Adesanya haven't shared the Octagon yet but there is bad blood brewing between the two. It got to a point where Costa had to be escorted from the crowd before Adesanya's...

Israel Adesanya Claims Francis Ngannou Made Paulo Costa ‘Sh*t His Pants’

Israel Adesanya claims there was a spat between Francis Ngannou and Paulo Costa that left "Borrachinha" shook. Costa was near Octagon side for UFC 248 back in March. On that night, Adesanya put his UFC middleweight title on the line against Yoel Romero. Adesanya successfully retained his title and many...