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UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya will defend his division title against undefeated 185-pound bruiser Paulo Costa after more than a year of back-and-forth beef on social media. Elsewhere on the card, scheduled to take place on “Fight Island” in Abu Dhabi, Dominick Reyes collides with fellow light heavyweight slugger Jan Blachowicz for the vacant 205-pound strap. Fun!
UFC 254 PPV Main Event:
185 lbs.: UFC Middleweight Champion Israel Adesanya vs. Paulo Costa
UFC 254 Main Card, Prelims:
205 lbs.: Dominick Reyes vs. Jan Blachowicz
135 lbs.: Marion Reneau vs. Ketlen Vieira
125 lbs.: Kai Kara-France vs. Brandon Royval
115 lbs.: Yan Xiaonan vs. TBA
170 lbs.: Diego Sanchez vs. Jake Matthews
145 lbs.: Hakeem Dawodu vs. Zubaira Tukhugov
135 lbs.: Sarah Alpar vs. Jessica-Rose Clark
135 lbs.: Randy Costa vs. Journey Newson
145 lbs.: Mirsad Bektic vs. Eduardo Garagorri
***Fight card, bout order and the amount of matches subject to drastic change because of the various global quarantine restrictions.***
The UFC is heading back to Abu Dhabi for Khabib-Gaethje and Adesanya-Costa.
If you thought Fight Island was a thing of the past, think again.
Sources have confirmed with ESPN that the UFC will be conducting five events at Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, starting with UFC 253 on Sept. 26 and taking place every Saturday, concluding with UFC 254 on Oct. 24.
A battle for the middleweight title headlines UFC 253 as the undefeated champion Israel Adesanya (19-0) battles fellow undefeated fighter and No. 2-ranked Paulo Costa (13-0). The co-feature for the vacant light heavyweight title with No. 1-ranked Dominick Reyes taking on No. 3-ranked Jan Blachowicz. UFC 254 will be headlined by a main event of Khabib Nurmagomedov (28-0) risking his undefeated record when he defends the lightweight championship against No. 1-ranked Justin Gaethje.
This will be the second time the UFC has ventured across the Atlantic to Fight Island for an extended stay. The organization held four events from July 11-26, highlighted by Kamaru Usman defeating Jorge Masvidal by unanimous decision to retain the welterweight belt.
The UFC 253 has gone to Abu Dhabi because it’s an access point for fighters who cannot gain entry into the United States due to the COVID-19 pandemic. All shows have taken place without fans as a bubble has been created. Only fighters and staff involved with the event are allowed inside the bubble. Fighters and staff are tested for COVID-19 before they get on an airplane to head to Abu Dhabi. If they test negative, they are then permitted on the aircraft. Once they land in the country, they are tested again and have to quarantine and await the results.
Adesanya is currently paying $1.56 to Costa’s 2.39.
ISRAEL ADESANYA RECORD
Israel Adesanya has a perfect 19-0 record in MMA, including 14 knockouts and eight wins in the UFC.
PAULO COSTA RECORD
Cost is also undefeated, holding a 13-0 record with 11 stoppages.