UFC 253 now has a location! Adesanya and Costa will go to war at Fight Island in Abu Dhabi on September 26th. The card kicks off a 5 card run at Abu Dhabi that will run from the end of September until the end of October. Here are the fights announced for UFC 253…

Israel Adesanya vs. Paulo Costa (for the UFC Middleweight Championship)
Dominick Reyes vs. Jan Blachowicz (for the vacant Light Heavyweight Championship)
Kai Kara-France vs. Brandon Royval
Hakeem Dawodu vs. Zubaira Tukhugov
Ketlen Vieira vs. Marion Reneau
Shane Young vs. Nate Landwehr
Brad Riddell vs. Alex da Silva
Diego Sanchez vs. Jake Matthews

Could Israel Adesanya vs. Paulo Costa Be Fight Of The Year?

Dana White made quite the statement in August saying Izzy vs Costa is going to be the Fight Of The Year.

“I don’t know what you guys think, but I predict that’s ‘Fight of the Year. I think stylistically, it’s the perfect fight. If you look at the way Costa fights, he puts pressure on you, he stays in your face the whole time. Adesanya likes to stay on the outside and pick you apart. I think that fight is going to be an absolute war. Just stylistically, it matches up really, really well, and both guys are animals. Both guys want this fight really bad, and I think it’s going to be ‘Fight of the Year.” – Dana White


Both fighters are undefeated, both took out Yoel Romero, and both hate each other with a burning passion. Dana White might be on to something here…


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