MMA: UFC 253 set to light up as Israel Adesanya takes on Paulo Costa for the UFC Middleweight title

UFC 253 set to light up as Israel Adesanya takes on Paulo Costa

UFC 253 set to light up as Israel Adesanya takes on Paulo Costa for the UFC Middleweight title 

UFC 253 set to light up as Israel Adesanya takes on Paulo Costa.

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MMA fans around the world are set for an entertaining and thrilling clash between Israel Adesanya and Paulo Costa.

The two undefeated fighters will battle for the Middleweight UFC title in what promises to be an intriguing contest.

Adesanya won the title last October by knocking out Robert Whittaker. He then successfully defended the belt against Yoel Romero, with the decision raising questions around the fighting world.

Adesanya the Last Style-bender holds an impressive 19-0 in his career and 8-0 in the octagon and will have his hands (and feet) full when he takes on Costa.


The 29-year old Brazilian has amassed an undefeated 13-0 record and is one of the most exciting KO artists in MMA – ending 11 of his 13 career fights by knockout.

A 77-second KO win in his first fight against Garreth McLellan on debut was followed up by second-round finishes against Oluwale Bamgbose, Johny Hendricks, and Uriah Hall.

Then came to his first really big-name opponent in Yoel Romero in August last year. He won Fight of the Night honors and claimed a unanimous decision win.

The two have been at a war of words with each fighter throwing jibes and taking swipes at the other over physique, strength, and ability.

The fight will stream from 5.00 am EAT UFC 253 set to light up as Israel Adesanya takes on Paulo Costa