(Click on the fight below and then scroll down to see in-fight live stats and full results, courtesy of Fight Analytics. Full live results for the first UFC 253: Adesanya vs. Costa bout from the Flash Forum on Fight Island in Abu Dhabi is scheduled to begin on Saturday, Sept. 26, at 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT.)
UFC 253: Adesanya vs. Costa start times
- UFC 253: Adesanya vs. Costa main card start time: 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT on ESPN+
- UFC 253: Adesanya vs. Costa prelims start time: 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT on ESPN+
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UFC 253: Adesanya vs. Costa live results from Fight Island
UFC 253: Adesanya vs. Costa takes place on Saturday, Sept. 26, on Fight Island. UFC 253 is the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s first event of a five-week, five-event stint at the Flash Forum in Abu Dhabi.
UFC President Dana White and Company restarted the professional sports world with UFC 249: Ferguson vs. Gaethje on May 9 followed by two more events in Jacksonville, Fla., all within an eight-day span.
UFC 253 features a middleweight title fight between champion Israel Adesanya and challenger Paulo Costa. The UFC 253 co-main event pits Dominick Reyes vs. Jan Blachowicz in a battle for the light heavyweight belt recently vacated by Jon Jones.
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UFC 253: Adesanya vs. Costa results
UFC 253 Main Card (10 p.m. ET on ESPN+ PPV)
- Israel Adesanya def. Paulo Costa by TKO (punches) at 3:59, R2
- Jan Blachowicz def. Dominick Reyes by TKO (punches) at 4:36, R2
- Brandon Royval def. Kai Kara France by submission (guillotine choke) at 0:48, R2
- Ketlen Vieira def. Sijara Eubanks by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
- Hakeem Dawodu def. Zubaira Tukhugov by split decision (28-29, 30-27, 29-28)
UFC 253 Preliminary Card (8 p.m. ET on ESPN+)
- Brad Riddell def. Alex da Silva by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
- Jake Matthews def. Diego Sanchez by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-26)
- L’udovit Klein def. Shane Young by KO (head kick and punches) at 1:16, R1
- William Knight def. Aleksa Camur by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
- Juan Espino def. Jeff Hughes by submission (scarf hold choke) at 3:48, R1
- Danilo Marques def. Khadis Ibragimov by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
UFC 253: Adesanya vs. Costa beach face-offs
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