ABU DHABI – FightBook MMA has your official UFC 253: Adesanya vs. Costa fighter weigh-ins.
UFC 253: Adesanya vs. Costa will take place on Saturday, September 26 on Abu Dhabi’s Yas Island and will stream live on Pay-Per-View, exclusively through ESPN+ in the U.S. at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT in both English and Spanish. The prelims will be simulcast on ESPN2 and ESPN+ (English and Spanish) beginning at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT with the early prelims kicking off at 6:30 p.m. ET /3:30 p.m. PT simulcast on ESPN2, ESPN Deportes, and ESPN+ and on UFC Fight Pass.
Among those weighing in are middleweight champion Israel Adesanya (19-0 MMA, 8-0 UFC) and Paulo Costa (13-0 MMA, 5-0 UFC), who meet in the main event, and Jan Blachowicz (26-8 MMA, 9-5 UFC) and Dominick Reyes (12-1 MMA, 6-1 UFC), who fight for the vacant light heavyweight title.
Zubaira Tukhugov missed the featherweight limit by 4lbs. If Hakeem Dawodu agrees to the fight at catchweight, Tukhugov will be fined a percentage of his purse. Ludovit Klein missed the featherweight limit by 4lbs. If Shane Young agrees to the fight at a catchweight, Klein will be fined a percentage of his purse.
UFC 253: Adesanya vs. Costa weigh-in results:
MAIN CARD (Pay-per-view, 10 p.m. ET)
- For the middleweight title: Champ Israel Adesanya (184) vs. Paulo Costa (185)
- For the vacant light heavyweight title: Jan Blachowicz (205) vs. Dominick Reyes (205)
- Kai Kara-France (126) vs. Brandon Royval (126)
- Sijara Eubanks (136) vs. Ketlen Vieira (136)
- Hakeem Dawodu (145) vs. Zubaira Tukhugov (150)*
PRELIMINARY CARD #2 (ESPN2, ESPN+, 8 p.m. ET)
- Alex da Silva (156) vs. Brad Riddell (156)
- Jake Matthews (170) vs. Diego Sanchez (170)
- Ludovit Klein (150)* vs. Shane Young (146)
- Aleksa Camur (206) vs. William Knight (205)
PRELIMINARY CARD #1 (ESPN2, ESPN+, 7 p.m. ET)
- Juan Espino (255) vs. Jeff Hughes (258)
- Khadis Ibragimov (206) vs. Danilo Marques (206)
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