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Israel Adesanya breaks down UFC 253 masterpiece against 'dumb' Paulo Costa

23 days ago   |   By MMAjunkie

ABU DHABI - Israel Adesanya backed up his talk exactly as predicted against Paulo Costa on Saturday at UFC 253.
Adesanya said over and over in the weeks and months leading up to his second-round TKO of Costa in the pay-per-view headliner at Flash Forum at Yas Island in Abu Dhabi that he would be too slick and accurate for his challenger. That proved true, as he delivered a near-flawless performance.
Although there was a narrative coming into the fight that Costa may have made a mental impact on the champion, Adesanya said he didn't buy it. The champ said he sensed everything that was...
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'The DISRESPECT!': Israel Adesanya 'air humps' stricken rival Paulo Costa after brutal TKO victory in UFC 253 title fight

'The DISRESPECT!': Israel Adesanya 'air humps' stricken rival Paulo Costa after brutal TKO victory in UFC 253 title fight

23 days ago   |   By RT

Israel Adesanya retained his UFC middleweight title in dominant style with a second-round TKO victory against Paulo Costa, before making his disdain for the Brazilian clear by 'air humping' him as he was curled up on the canvas.
'The Last Stylebender' put on a dazzling display to overpower Costa on Fight Island, culminating with a lightning-quick counter combination to drop the Brazilian before finishing him with a ground-and-pound barrage at 3 minutes and 59 seconds of round two.
Adesanya kept his title and unblemished record in tact as he picked up a 20th professional MMA win, while...
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UFC 253 results - Israel Adesanya vs. Paulo Costa: Fight card, highlights, complete guide

UFC 253 results - Israel Adesanya vs. Paulo Costa: Fight card, highlights, complete guide

23 days ago   |   By CBS Sports

Two big title fights headlined the card as the UFC made its return to Fight Island for a second stint in Abu Dhabi
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UFC 253 Results: Winners, Bonuses, Reactions And Video Highlights

23 days ago   |   By Forbes

Israel Adesanya retained his UFC middleweight title on last night's UFC 253 pay-per-view card with a stoppage win over Paulo Costa.
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Adesanya outclasses Costa to stay undefeated at UFC 253

23 days ago   |   By National Post

The UFC 253 main event was expected to be an evenly matched battle of undefeated fighters. Instead, the UFC middleweight title bout turned into a rout.
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UFC 253 results: Israel Adesanya mauls Paulo Costa, retains middleweight title

UFC 253 results: Israel Adesanya mauls Paulo Costa, retains middleweight title

23 days ago   |   By MMAjunkie

Not all undefeated records are created the same.
Israel Adesanya reminded us of this Saturday night when he disposed off Paulo Costa in a battle of the unbeatens in the main event of UFC 253.
The UFC middleweight champion simply mauled his Brazilian opponent, using vicious leg kicks to wear him down and then finish him with an enormous right hand to the temple.
The time of the TKO stoppage was the 3:59 mark of the second round, as Adesanya successfully defended his belt for the second time.
“Y'all must have forgot because of what happened last time,” said Adesanya, who won a fight over...
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Twitter reacts to Israel Adesanya's masterful title defense against Paulo Costa at UFC 253

23 days ago   |   By MMAjunkie


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Israel Adesanya Defeats Paulo Costa Via 2nd Round TKO in UFC 253 Main Event

23 days ago   |   By Bleacher Report

Israel Adesanya once again proved his dominance in the middleweight division with a second-round TKO win over Paulo Costa in the main event of UFC 253 on Saturday...
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