UFC 253: Adesanya vs Costa Fight Card

UFC 253: Adesanya vs Costa Fight Card

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UFC 253: Adesanya vs Costa Fight Card


UFC 253: Adesanya vs Costa
Sept 26, 2020
Flash Forum
Abu Dhabi, UAE


UFC 253: Adesanya vs Costa Fight Card


Fight Card Ranking (strength of card on paper based on our exclusive Pound for Pound fighter rankings)

10,504 – average (top heavy)

UFC PPV cards range between 15,450-4,700 points, with an average card ranking 10,500


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(fighter ranking based on our exclusive Performance Based Ranking system – click fighter’s rank to check out the list)


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Main Card (PPV – 10:00 pm Eastern)

UFC Middleweight Championship:
Israel Adesanya  (19-0, #1 ranked middleweight) vs Paulo Costa  (13-0, #8 ranked middleweight)

UFC Light Heavyweight Championship:
Dominick Reyes   (12-1, #3 ranked light heavyweight) vs Jan Blachowicz   (26-8, #1 ranked light heavyweight)

Kai Kara-France   (21-8, 1 NC, #14 ranked flyweight) vs Brandon Royval   (11-4, #18 ranked flyweight)

Women’s Bantamweights:
Ketlen Vieira   (10-1, #9 ranked women’s bantamweight) vs Sijara Eubanks   (7-4, #21 ranked women’s bantamweight)

Hakeem Dawodu  (11-1-1, #33 ranked featherweight) vs Zubaira Tukhugov   (19-4-1, #41 ranked featherweight)


Prelims (ESPN 2/ESPN+ – 8:00 pm Eastern)

Brad Riddell   (8-1, #53 ranked lightweight) vs Alex da Silva   (21-2, #61 ranked lightweight)

Diego Sanchez   (31-12, #34 ranked welterweight) vs Jake Matthews   (16-4, #32 ranked welterweight)

Shane Young   (13-4, #45 ranked featherweight) vs Ludovit Klein   (16-2)

Light Heavyweights:
William Knight   (8-1) vs Aleksa Camur   (6-0, #34 ranked light heavyweight)


Early Prelims (ESPN 2/ESPN+ – 7:00 pm Eastern)

Juan Espino   (10-1, #30 ranked heavyweight) vs Jeff Hughes   (10-3, 1 NC, #41 ranked heavyweight)

Light Heavyweights:
Khadis Ibragimov  (8-3, #40 ranked light heavyweight) vs Danilo Marques   (9-2)



Betting Odds:

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