Is Israel Adesanya vs Paulo Costa scheduled at UFC 253?

After the waiting time, the two hottest talents of UFC Middleweight, Israel Adesanya, and Paulo Costa were scheduled to face off at UFC 253.

According to sources from the Combate site of Brazil. UFC mid-range match between defending Israeli champions Adesanya and Paulo Costa – the second-ranked puncher in the weight category will take place at UFC 253 in September.

Paulo Costa and confirmation for next September

Initially, UFC 253 was expected to be led by the title match between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Justin Gaethhje. The exact venue has not been determined yet. It will be either in Las Vegas or the “Duel Island” in Abu Dhabi. Costa has made audiences believe that the UFC is placing a lot of expectations on the sales of this event.

Besides, about the possibility that Khabib could not return in September after his father’s death, Adesanya vs. Costa could also be an alternative to the event’s main match. Although not as charismatic as Khabib, the match between the two punches above is also what UFC audiences are expecting.

Israel Adesanya vs. Paulo Costa finally has a formal appointment

Since the time before taking the throne in 2019, Israel Adesanya has talked with Paulo Costa about the possibility of competing for the championship. Currently, both boxers have an unbeaten record in the professional MMA when entering this match.

Israel Adesanya (19-0 MMA) is the defending mid-tier UFC champions. The Nigerian-born New Zealand puncher is considered to be the most skilled standing martial artist in the tournament at the moment. In return, Paulo Costa (13-0 MMA) is also considered the most capable fighter to usurp the throne “The Last Stylebender” with his fierce attack.

Israel Adesanya will face Paulo Costa as a coach

Not only on the ring, but the two hottest UFC middle-class punchers will also add a new responsibility. It is the coaching position of The Ultimate Fighter.

The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) – UFC’s popular reality TV show is expected to return soon. That is confirmed by President Dana White in a series of recent interviews on social networking site Reddit.

President Dana White only reveals the return of The Ultimate Fighter. He did not add any more details about the show that made audiences curious. Who will be the coach of the upcoming TUF season, who will lead the clash of new talent to the UFC.