UFC 253: Israel Adesanya vs Paulo Costa

UFC 253: Israel Adesanya vs Paulo Costa

UFC 253: Israel Adesanya vs Paulo Costa

Here comes the fight of the year where Israel Adesanya will be defending his UFC Middleweight Championship against Paulo Costa. Both competitors didn’t face any defeat in their careers. Adesanya with 19-0-0 is a touchy ahead of Costa who is standing at 13-0-0. One of them would lose his winning streak for sure. UFC 253 is going to witness one hell of a main event on Sep 26, 2020.

The Rivalry between Adesanya and Costa

Both superstars have enough talent to beat each other in the octagon. They had been pulling legs of each other on different occasions. The rivalry doesn’t even look like the fabricated one, they don’t even want to stand against each other or sight by sight. Adesanya recently dyed his hair and tweeted a photo. Costa reacted in an insulting manner tweeting about Adesanya’s hair that they are as bad as his Adesanya’s fight against Yoel Romero. Moreover, he mentioned in an interview that he won’t be shaking his hand with Adesanya after knocking him out. He added, he will not wait to hit his body and face and don’t want to wait as Romero did. Let’s see what he has to offer at UFC 253.

Adesanya wasn’t sitting at the back seat at all and mocked Costa for being on steroids. He was continuously looking to fight Costa after when Costa defeated Romero at UFC 241 but unfortunately, the fight couldn’t happen due to Costa’s bicep issues. Both contestants keep on running their mouths on social media for a long time. But now, it’s the time for both to prove themselves at the big stage.

What to Expect at UFC 253?

Both Middleweights have incredible skills when we compare them eye to eye. Adesanya has a little height and reach advantage over Costa whereas a strong and composed body for Costa is his big plus. Costa is aggressive and won’t get afraid of bringing the fight to Adesanya. Being very honest, he doesn’t know how to play passively. He fights at the same pace and that is rapid for sure.

On the other hand, Adesanya is a brave-hearted guy and proved a lot in his UFC career to beat the best of the best. He is a strong striker with long legs and doesn’t fall back too much as he did in his fight against Romero. He faced a lot of criticism after that fight for fighting a little on the back foot. But he will be looking to take down Costa this time as critics are expecting him to win the fight over Costa. Let’s see who goes through on the day. Fingers Crossed!!!

Bottom Line: There cannot be a better fight than this for 2020 and that is the reason why Dana White called it “The Fight of the Year”. UFC 253 is going to bring some excitement for both the fans and UFC as well in terms of a business point of view. I hope we are going to witness a great fight in the UFC Middleweight Division.