First reported by Combate, Isreal Adesanya vs. Paulo Costa finally have a date for to settle their championship grudge match. The highly anticipated middleweight title bout is set for UFC 253 on September 19th in Las Vegas. Absolutely amazing fight booked and the build up on the fighters’ social media should be amazing.
Champion Israel “The Last StyleBender” Adesanya (8-0 UFC, 19-0 MMA), has been a dominant force inside the octagon. His technical prowess has proved unstoppable thus far, and is coming off an impressive TKO victory of former champion Robert Whittaker. Adesanya holds notable victories over Yoel Romero, Robert Whittaker, Kelvin Gastelum, Anderson Silva, Derkek Brunson, Brad Tavares, and Marvin Vettori.
Title challenger Paulo “Borrachinha” Costa (4-0 UFC, 13-0 MMA), is an undefeated hulk of an opponent. Only one opponent managed has gone the distance with ‘Borrachinha’ and that was the great Yoel Romero. He holds an 85% KO/TKO ratio with the majority of his finishes coming in the 1st round. Costa holds notable victories over Yoel Romero, Uriah Hall and Johny Hendricks.