Result and Highlights: Israel Adesanya vs Paulo Costa in UFC 253
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12:50 AM2 months ago

Thank you so much!

That was it! Thank you very much to all VAVEL readers for joining us in the broadcast of the fight between Israel Adesanya vs Paulo Costa on UFC 253.

12:45 AM2 months ago

The undisputed UFCmiddleweight champion

This is how Adesanya ended up with Paulo Costa and his aspirations.
12:43 AM2 months ago

Adesanya wins

It's over! With one minute left in the second Round, Israel Adesanya retains his title by beating Paulo Costa by a K.O.
12:38 AM2 months ago

2nd Round

Start the second round!
12:37 AM2 months ago

1st Round ends

The first round is over. Adesanya connected many more hits to Paulo Costa, who was inviting the champion all the time.
12:31 AM2 months ago

1st Round

Start the fight!
12:27 AM2 months ago

UFC 253: Adesanya vs Costa

Everything is ready for the official announcement. The battle for the middleweight championship is about to begin.
12:23 AM2 months ago

Costa for the title

The challenger Paulo Costa walks to the octagon with his arms up.
12:17 AM2 months ago

Adesanya vs Costa

The time has come for the main event. Israel Adesanya vs Paulo Costa for the UFC middleweight title.
12:10 AM2 months ago

New Champion!

It's over! Big left hook by Blachowicz to take down Domynick Reyes for the victory and the semi-full weight championship. 
12:04 AM2 months ago

2nd Round

Start the second round.
12:03 AM2 months ago

1st Round ends

The first round is over. Jan Blachowicz managed to connect more hits.
11:58 PM2 months ago

1st Round

Start the fight for the semi-full title!
11:53 PM2 months ago

Co-Star Fighting

Both fighters are already in the octagon. Everything is ready for the official announcement.
11:42 PM2 months ago

Title on the line

The first battle for a title is coming. Dominick Reyes and Jan Blachowicz will face each other for the semi-fullweight championship.
11:38 PM2 months ago

Royval wins

The fight is over! Kai Kara France was looking for the knock down but Brandon Royval took the opportunity to achieve the submission at 40 seconds of the second round.
11:36 PM2 months ago

2nd Round

The second round begins.
11:34 PM2 months ago

1st Round ends

The first round is over.
11:33 PM2 months ago

1:35 | 1st Round

Royval connects with the knee to Kara France to knock him down.
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4:40 | 1st Round

Kara France connects a forehand but quickly Royval seeks to apply a submission. Great start to the fight.
11:29 PM2 months ago

1st Round

Start the fight!
11:28 PM2 months ago

Fighters ready

Both fighters are now ready for the official announcement.
11:23 PM2 months ago

Third main fight

The third main fight is about to begin. Kai Kara France will face Bradon Royval.
11:17 PM2 months ago

Vieira's wins

Ketlen Vieira wins by unanimous decision.
11:16 PM2 months ago

3rd Round ends

The fight ends with Eubanks being knocked down on Vieira but it seems that the victory will be for the Brazilian.
11:14 PM2 months ago

2:00 | 3rd Round

Last two minutes of the fight and Sijara Eubanks begins to be more aggressive.
11:10 PM2 months ago

3rd Round

The last round begins.
11:10 PM2 months ago

2nd Round ends

The second round ends and Vieira continues to dominate the fight.
11:06 PM2 months ago

3:00 | 2nd Round

Again Vieira knocks down Eubanks.
11:05 PM2 months ago

1st Round ends

The first round ends with the knocking down of Vieira over Eubanks.
10:58 PM2 months ago

1st Round

The fight begins.
10:55 PM2 months ago

Vieira vs Eubanks

Both fighters are already in the octagon
10:45 PM2 months ago

Next match

The next match will be between Brazilian Ketlen Vieira and American Sijara Eubanks.
10:41 PM2 months ago

Dawodu wins

"Mean" Hakeem Dawodu takes the first victory of the night by split decision.
10:39 PM2 months ago

Final of the first main fight

The first main fight is over. The winner will be decided by the judges.
10:36 PM2 months ago

2:40 | 3rd Round

Tukhugov seeks to knock down Dawodu but the Canadian won't allow it.
10:32 PM2 months ago

End of the 2nd Round

The second round ends. For the first time in the fight Tukhugov managed to knock down Dawodu.
10:30 PM2 months ago

2:40 | 2nd Round

Dawodu has connected a couple of kicks to Tukhugov.
10:26 PM2 months ago

1st Round ends

The first round is over. Few hits between both fighters but effective, especially by Dawodu.
10:25 PM2 months ago

1:00 | 1st Round

Last minute of the first round.
10:23 PM2 months ago

3:00 | 1st Round

Dawodu has started the fight very well.
10:20 PM2 months ago

1st Round

The fight between Dawodu and Tukhugov begins.
10:06 PM2 months ago

Start of the main fights

Now the main fights will start on Fight Island. The first will be between Hakeem Dawodu and Zubaira Tukhugov.
10:01 PM2 months ago

Riddell wins

Brad Riddell wins by unanimous decision.
9:59 PM2 months ago

3rd Round

The fight is over and the winner will be known by decision.
9:54 PM2 months ago

2nd Round

The second round ends. Riddell has connected a total of 75 hits while Da Silva has connected 50.
9:46 PM2 months ago

1st Round

The first round ends with Da Silva dominating Riddell.
9:34 PM2 months ago

Here comes the main card

Everything begins to prepare for the first star fight Hakeem Dawodu and Zubaira Tukhugov.
9:34 PM2 months ago

Ready for the Main Card

Now comes the final preliminary fight between Brad Riddell vs. Alex Da Silva.
9:31 PM2 months ago

Matthews' victory

Jake Matthews takes the victory over Diego Sanchez by unanimous decision.
9:09 PM2 months ago

Next fight

The next match will be between Diego Sanchez and Jake Matthews.
8:57 PM2 months ago

Great victory

After a kick to the head, Ludovit Klein beat Shane Young by a K.O. in the first round.
8:40 PM2 months ago

Fourth fight

The next contest will be in the featherweight division.

Shane Young vs Loduvit Klein

8:36 PM2 months ago

Victory for William Knight

William Knight beat Aleksa Camur by unanimous decision.
7:51 PM2 months ago

Quick victory for Espino

Juan Espino takes the victory by summation in the first round.
7:46 PM2 months ago

Adesanya vs Paulo Costa COMPARISON

In sum of the factors, the difference in the physical attributes of Adesanya is greater: height, wingspan and size of the legs favor the Nigerian. However, Paulo Costa is a pressure fighter, who fights at close range. The Brazilian has a much higher volume of blows, while the opponent is more surgical.
7:43 PM2 months ago

Invicts fighters

The fight Adesanya vs Costa is the second in the entire history of the organization of UFC between undefeated fighters, among men. The Nigerian has 19 victories in 19 fights and "Borrachinha", also with 100%, has 13 fights.
 
7:41 PM2 months ago

Second fight

For starting the second preliminary fight between Juan Espino and Jeff Hughes.
7:36 PM2 months ago

Victory for Danilo Marques

Danilo Marques gets the first victory of the night against Khadis Ibragimov by unanimous decision.
6:33 PM2 months ago

UFC 253

For starting the preliminary fights in UFC 253. See the complete card here.
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6:24 PM2 months ago

Israel Adesanya

The champion Israel Adesanya has the longest winning streak in the middleweight division with 8 wins.
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5:39 PM2 months ago

Paulo Costa

Paulo Costa is the #2 fighter in the middleweight ranking. He also has a 57.8% accuracy in his hits, the third best average of the middleweight in the history of the UFC.
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4:54 AM2 months ago

In this way was the weigh-in of the fight UFC 253!

4:11 AM2 months ago

Don't move from here!

In a few moments we will share with you details of the main combats in UFC 253, as well as the latest information from Fight Island.
4:06 AM2 months ago

UFC 253 Main Card

The rest of the main card completes it:

Kai Kara France vs Brandon Royval

Ketlen Vieria vs Sijara Eubanks

Hakeem Dawodu vs Zubaira Tukhugov

4:01 AM2 months ago

Where and how to watch UFC 253 online

The fight will be broadcast on ESPN+.

Adesanya vs Costa can be tuned from the streams of UFC tv.

If you want to watch the fight on the internet, VAVEL USA is your best option.

3:56 AM2 months ago

Two titles on the line

Besides the middleweight championship, the semi-fullweight title will also be on the line with the fight between Dominick Reyes and Jan Blachowicz.
3:51 AM2 months ago

Weighing ceremony

During the weighing ceremony Adesanya gave a weight of 184 pounds while Costa gave a weight of 185 pounds. At the end of the weigh-in both fighters almost ended in punches.
3:46 AM2 months ago

The Challenger

Paulo Costa, originally from Brazil, has a record of 13-0-0 inside the octagon. 92% of his victories have been by K.O. and 8% by submission.
3:41 AM2 months ago

The Champion

Israel Adesanya, originally from Nigeria has a 19-0-0 record in UFC. He has earned 78% of his wins by K.O. 
3:36 AM2 months ago

The Arena

The fight will take place on Fight Island, located in Saudi Arabia.

The start is scheduled at 10:00pm ET.


3:31 AM2 months ago

Welcome to VAVEL.com’s coverage of the UFC 253

Welcome to the broadcast of the Israel Adesanya vs Paulo Costa fight for the middleweight championship at UFC 253. The fight will take place on Fight Island, Saudi Arabia at 9:00 p.m.
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