UFC 253 Live Stream – Watch FREE Online. UFC 253: Adesanya vs Costa is an upcoming mixed martial arts event organized by the Ultimate Fighting Championship that will take place on September 26, 2020, and at the location is UFC Apex, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States.
After postponing events earlier this year due to the coronavirus outbreak, UFC CEO Dana White wasted no time in getting things back up and running. White promised MMA fans that the UFC would be the first sports league to start hosting live events again, and even hinted a private Fight Island would serve as a venue for future shows.
That time has finally come: On Saturday, September 26, UFC 253 is hosting three explosive championship matches at UFC Apex, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States. Here’s everything you need to know about UFC 253: Adesanya vs Costa, including the start time, the full card, and where you can tune into the all-important UFC 253 live stream (spoiler: it’s a pay-per-view event that will broadcast exclusively on ESPN+ in the US — sign up now and save $30).
Event: UFC 253: Adesanya vs Costa
Date: Saturday, 26 September 2020
Location: UFC Apex, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States.
Broadcast: ESPN+ pay-per-view (PPV), ESPN
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UFC 253 Fight Card
UFC 253 PPV Main Event:
185 lbs.: UFC Middleweight Champion Israel Adesanya vs. Paulo Costa
UFC 253 Main Card, Prelims:
205 lbs.: Dominick Reyes vs Jan Blachowicz
135 lbs.: Marion Reneau vs Ketlen Vieira
125 lbs.: Kai Kara-France vs Brandon Royval
115 lbs.: Yan Xiaonan vs TBA
170 lbs.: Diego Sanchez vs Jake Matthews
145 lbs.: Hakeem Dawodu vs Zubaira Tukhugov
135 lbs.: Sarah Alpar vs Jessica-Rose Clark
135 lbs.: Randy Costa vs Journey Newson
145 lbs.: Mirsad Bektic vs Eduardo Garagorri
***Fight card, bout order and the amount of matches subject to drastic change because of the various global quarantine restrictions.***
In the main event, Israel Adesanya will put his middleweight title on the line in his second title defense, taking on Paulo Costa in what has developed into a grudge match. Adesanya won the title last October by knocking out Robert Whittaker. He then beat Yoel Romero in March in a highly disappointing fight by decision. Adesanya is 19-0 in his career and 8-0 in the Octagon, with all eight UFC victories coming since February 2018. Costa is 13-0 in his career and a massive man for the 185-pound division. He has ended 11 of his 13 career fights by knockout.
In the co-main event, Jan Blachowicz and Dominick Reyes will battle for the vacant light heavyweight title. Jon Jones recently vacated the title as he plans his move up to the heavyweight division, leaving the top contenders to square off to crown a new champion. Reyes is coming off a controversial decision loss to Jones, suffering the first defeat of his career in the process. Blachowicz is on a three-fight winning streak, most recently knocking out Corey Anderson.
Below are the confirmed bouts for the fight card that is still yet to announce a location less than a month out. Among the most interesting bouts is Jake Matthews vs. Diego Sanchez as Sanchez nears the end of his career. He won his most recent outing by disqualification after Michel Pereira landed an illegal knee. Because of that, he’s won three of his last four fights.
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