On Saturday night time, in the main celebration of UFC 253, UFC middleweight winner Israel Adesanya will try to protect his title towards his fiercest challenger nevertheless, Paulo Costa.
On Wednesday, Adesanya and Costa arrived encounter-to-encounter for a pre-struggle staredown, and as expected, it was pretty tense. See it down below:
In addition to this Adesanya vs. Costa grudge match, UFC 253 will also function a second championship bout as Dominick Reyes and Jan Blachowicz collide for the vacant light-weight heavyweight title in the co-major function. They also squared off on Wednesday, and if feasible, there staredown was even extra rigorous. See it underneath:
Israel Adesanya final fought at UFC 248 in March, when he defended the UFC middleweight title with a final decision victory about Yoel Romero. He captured the division’s crown in Oct of 2019, when he knocked out Robert Whittaker. That victory was preceded by an interim title-profitable conclusion triumph more than Kelvin Gastelum and significant wins about Anderson Silva, Derek Brunson and Marvin Vettori. The champ is 19- total.
Paulo Costa, on the other hand, has not fought because August, 2019, when he picked up his possess choice victory above Yoel Romero. Other highlights of his resume include wins about Uriah Corridor and Johny Hendricks. Like Adesanya, he’s unbeaten, boasting a 13- in general report.
Who do you believe will appear out on prime when these two Adesanya and Costa collide on Combat Island this Saturday?