Several men and women are persuaded that UFC 253’s most important party in between champion Israel Adesanya and Paulo Costa is a person of the ideal middleweight fights of all time, but a single-half of the fight’s contributors disagrees.
UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya (19-) and Paulo Costa (13-) will equally provide their undefeated documents with them to their showdown this Saturday at UFC 253. Their pristine data along with their extended-managing war of words and phrases have created a ton of hype for their experience on Struggle Island. UFC president Dana White has absent so considerably as to promise that Adesanya and Costa will be the struggle of the yr. There is one perhaps unpredicted resource who is not shopping for into the buzz, the champion of that pretty principal celebration, Israel Adesanya.
“No. I do not consider so,” Adesanya claimed all through Wednesday’s media day pertaining to if UFC 253’s main event is just one of the best ever MW fights at any time. “His resume does not keep up adequate.
“You look at the guys he’s beat. He defeat an around-the-hill Johny Hendricks, no offense. He defeat Uriah Hall, who was executing really nicely in that combat, just one of his greater performances. But Uriah Hall succumbed to his will, for the reason that Uriah Hall often breaks mentally. And he defeat Yoel Romero, who is on the way out, anyway. … I really do not think it is heading to be the best middleweight battle in record. I kinda previously did that with Kelvin Gastelum, so I have that in my back again resume.”
Of system, must Paulo Costa stroll out of UFC 253 with the middleweight championship, the high quality level of that resume will encounter a large increase. The two guys have the exact same title as their most recent victory inside of the Octagon, Yoel Romero. Costa’s combat towards Romero took property Combat of the Evening honors while Adesanya’s was topic to heavy criticism owing to a deficiency of activity through the fight. On Saturday, we’ll locate out if Adesanya vs. Costa is a Combat of the Evening caliber combat or if it, like Adesanya/Romero, will are unsuccessful to live up to the hoopla as the winner predicts.
UFC 253 usually takes position Saturday, September 26, 2020 from Fight Island and will stream live and solely on ESPN+.
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