• 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
Country New ZealandNew Zealand
Lagos, Nigeria
Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Age 31 age 29 age
Height 6′ 4″ (193 cm) 6′ 0″ (183 cm)
Reach 80″ (203 cm) 72″ (183 cm)
Division middleweight
(185 lbs / 83,9 kg)
(185 lbs / 83,9 kg)
Stance orthodox orthodox
UFC (middleweight)
Record 19 - 0 - 0
(14 KOs)
13 - 0 - 0
(11 KOs)
KO% 73% 84%

Date and Time

The fight night will begin on Saturday, September 26 at 10:00 a.m. ET / 7:00 a.m. PT.


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 vs Paulo Costa?

  • ESPN+ (USA)
  • ESPN+ (Mexico)

Adesanya vs. Costa Video Preview

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 professional mixed martial artist.

Adesanya remains undefeated as a professional.

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

MMA record

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

Israel «The Last Stylebender» Adesanya Highlights

Paulo «Borrachinha» Costa

Paulo «Borrachinha» Costa

Paulo Costa is a Brazilian professional mixed martial artist.

Costa remains undefeated as a professional.

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

Paulo «Borrachinha» Costa Highlights

Latest Odds

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


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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sports editor

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