• Sat, Sep 26, 2020
Israel Adesanya vs. Paulo Costa

On Saturday, September 26 at the Flash Forum in Abu Dhabi, Arab Emirates Israel «The Last Stylebender» Adesanya will meet Paulo «Borrachinha» Costa for UFC title in a 5-round middleweight bout.

Israel Adesanya
Israel Adesanya
The Last Stylebender
Paulo Costa
Paulo Costa
Borrachinha
Country New ZealandNew Zealand
Lagos, Nigeria
BrazilBrazil
Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Age 31 years 29 years
Pro 8 years 8 years
Height 6′ 4″ (193 cm) 6′ 0″ (183 cm)
Reach 80″ (203 cm) 72″ (183 cm)
Division middleweight
(185 lbs / 83,9 kg)
middleweight
(185 lbs / 83,9 kg)
Stance

orthodox

orthodox
Titles
UFC (middleweight)
-
Record 19 - 0 - 0
(14 KOs)
13 - 0 - 0
(11 KOs)
KOs 73% 84%
Inactive 203 days 406 days
Advant.
Israel Adesanya won by technical knockout (TKO) (video).

Date and Time

The fight night will begin on Saturday, September 26 at 6:00 p.m. ET / 3:00 p.m. PT.

Arena

The fight will be held at the Flash Forum in Abu Dhabi, Yas Island, Arab Emirates.

On which TV channel can I watch the live broadcast of the fight Israel Adesanya versus Paulo Costa?

  • ESPN+ (USA)
  • ESPN+ (Mexico)

Adesanya vs. Costa Full Fight Highlights

Adesanya vs. Costa Fight Promo

Who is fighting on the undercard on Saturday, September 26?

Division Fighter №1 Fighter №2 Notes
middleweight (185 lbs)Israel AdesanyaPaulo CostaFor UFC tit.
light heavyweight (205 lbs)Dominick ReyesJan BłachowiczFor vacant UFC tit.
flyweight (125 lbs)Kai Kara-FranceBrandon Royval
bantamweight (135 lbs)Ketlen VieiraSijara Eubanks
featherweight (145 lbs)Hakeem DawoduZubaira Tukhugov
lightweight (155 lbs)Brad RiddellAlex da Silva
lightweight (155 lbs)Diego SanchezJake Matthews
featherweight (145 lbs)Shane YoungĽudovít Klein
light heavyweight (205 lbs)William KnightAleksa Camur
heavyweight (265 lbs)Jeff HughesJuan Espino
light heavyweight (205 lbs)Khadis IbragimovDanilo Marques
Israel «The Last Stylebender» Adesanya

Israel «The Last Stylebender» Adesanya

Israel Adesanya is a New Zealandic MMA artist.
As a professional athlete, Adesanya has been performing for 8 years and remains undefeated.

Israel was born in Lagos, Nigeria, on July 22, 1989.
He currently resides in Auckland, New Zealand.

Last fight

The last fight of Israel Adesanya took place on March 7, 2020 against Yoel RomeroYoel Romero.
Adesanya won by unanimous decision (UD).

First world title

On October 5, 2019 Israel Adesanya became the UFC middleweight champion.
The New Zealandic defeated world champion Robert Whittaker.

MMA record

  • Total fights: 19
  • Wins: 19
  • Wins by KO: 14
  • Wins by subm: 0
  • Wins by dec: 5
  • Losses: 0
  • Draws: 0

MMA career

How many fights did Israel Adesanya have?

Date Opponent Result Notes
2021-06-12 Marvin Vettori Win
Decision (Unanimous)
2021-03-06 Jan Blachowicz Loss
Decision (Unanimous)
2020-09-26 Paulo Costa Win
TKO (Punches and Elbows)
2020-03-07 Yoel Romero Win
Decision (Unanimous)
2019-10-05 Robert Whittaker Win
KO (Punches)
2019-04-13 Kelvin Gastelum Win
Decision (Unanimous)
2019-02-09 Anderson Silva Win
Decision (Unanimous)
2018-11-03 Derek Brunson Win
TKO (Knees and Punches)
2018-07-06 Brad Tavares Win
Decision (Unanimous)
2018-04-14 Marvin Vettori Win
Decision (Split)
2018-02-10 Rob Wilkinson Win
TKO (Knees and Punches)
2017-11-24 Stuart Dare Win
KO (Head Kick)
2017-07-28 Melvin Guillard Win
TKO (Punches)
2016-05-28 Murad Kuramagomedov Win
TKO (Punches)
2016-05-07 Andrew Flores Smith Win
TKO (Corner Stoppage)
2016-03-13 Dibir Zagirov Win
TKO (Punches)
2016-01-13 Vladimir Katykhin Win
TKO (Doctor Stoppage)
2015-09-19 Gele Qing Win
TKO (Elbows)
2015-09-05 Maui Tuigamala Win
KO (Kick to the Body)
2015-08-08 Kenan Song Win
TKO (Head Kick)
2013-06-15 John Vake Win
TKO (Punches)
2012-03-24 James Griffiths Win
TKO (Punches)

All Israel Adesanya's losses

Israel Adesanya remains undefeated as a professional.

Israel «The Last Stylebender» Adesanya Highlights

Paulo «Borrachinha» Costa

Paulo «Borrachinha» Costa

Paulo Costa is a Brazilian MMA artist.
As a professional athlete, Costa has been performing for 8 years and remains undefeated.

Paulo was born in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil, on April 21, 1991.
He currently resides in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil.

Last fight

The last fight of Paulo Costa took place on August 17, 2019 against Yoel RomeroYoel Romero.
Costa won by unanimous decision (UD).

MMA record

  • Total fights: 13
  • Wins: 13
  • Wins by KO: 11
  • Wins by subm: 1
  • Wins by dec: 1
  • Losses: 0
  • Draws: 0

MMA career

How many fights did Paulo Costa have?

Date Opponent Result Notes
2021-10-23 Marvin Vettori Loss
Decision (Unanimous)
2020-09-26 Israel Adesanya Loss
TKO (Punches and Elbows)
2019-08-17 Yoel Romero Win
Decision (Unanimous)
2018-07-07 Uriah Hall Win
TKO (Punches)
2017-11-04 Johny Hendricks Win
TKO (Punches)
2017-06-03 Oluwale Bamgbose Win
TKO (Punches)
2017-03-11 Garreth McLellan Win
TKO (Punches)
2016-09-03 Adriano Balby Win
KO (Punch)
2016-05-21 Eduardo Ramon Win
Submission (Rear-Naked Choke)
2015-12-05 Bruno Assis Win
TKO (Punches)
2015-04-24 Wagner Silva Gomes Win
TKO (Punches)
2014-12-19 Gerson da Silva Conceicao Win
TKO (Doctor Stoppage)
2013-11-01 Fabio Moreira Win
TKO (Punches)
2013-06-15 Ademilson Borges Duarte Win
TKO (Head Kick and Punches)
2012-02-25 Teo Esteves Win
TKO (Head Kick and Punches)

All Paulo Costa's losses

Paulo Costa remains undefeated as a professional.

Paulo «Borrachinha» Costa Highlights

Latest Odds

  • Adesanya to win: 1/2
  • Costa to win: 2/1
  • Draw: 25/1

Prediction

Egor Tatishev
Who will win: Adesanya or Costa?

Adesanya and Costa are worthy opponents.
It is difficult to predict which of the fighters will win.

Nevertheless, I think that Paulo Costa will win by technical knockout.

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