Las Vegas – FightBook MMA has your official results for UFC 253: Israel Adesanya vs Paulo Costa.
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.
In the main event, middleweight champion Israel Adesanya looks to defend his title against the undefeated knockout artist and #2 ranked contender Paulo Costa. In the co-main event, the vacant UFC light heavyweight title is on the line as #1 ranked Dominick Reyes takes on #3 Jan Blachowicz.
UFC 253: Adesanya vs. Costa results:
MAIN CARD (Pay-per-view, 10 p.m. ET)
- For the middleweight title: Champ Israel Adesanya def. Paulo Costa in Round 2, 3:59
- For the vacant light heavyweight title: Jan Blachowicz def. Dominick Reyes by TKO in Round 2, 4:36
- Brandon Royval def. Kai Kara-France by submission guillotine choke in Round 2, :48
- Ketlen Vieira def. Sijara Eubanks by unanimous decision
- Hakeem Dawodu def. Zubaira Tukhugov by split decision
PRELIMINARY CARD #2 (ESPN2, ESPN+, 8 p.m. ET)
- Brad Riddell def. Alex da Silva by unanimous decision
- Jake Matthews def. Diego Sanchez by unanimous decision
- Ludovit Klein def. Shane Young by KO in Round 1, 1:16
- William Knight def. Aleksa Camur by unanimous decision
PRELIMINARY CARD #1 (ESPN2, ESPN+, 7 p.m. ET)
- Juan Espino def. Jeff Hughes by submission arm-triangle in Round 1, 3:48
- Danilo Marques def. Khadis Ibragimov by unanimous decision