UFC 253: Adesanya vs Costa Results

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UFC 253 Adesanya vs Costa

UFC 253 went down on Saturday night on Fight Island, on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi. In the main event, Israel Adesanya put on a clinic, stopping Paulo Costa in the second round to defend his middleweight title.

The co-main event saw a new light heavyweight champion crowned, as Jan Blachowicz finished Dominick Reyes in the second round. Elsewhere on the UFC 253 main card, Brandon Royval submitted Kai Kara-France early in the second round after an incredible first back-and-forth first round.

Full UFC 253 results:

Main Card:

Middleweight Championship: Israel Adesanya defeats Paulo Costa via second round TKO (3:59)

Light Heavyweight Championship: Jan Blachowicz defeats Dominick Reyes via second round TKO (4:36)

Flyweight: Brandon Royval defeats Kai Kara-France via second round guillotine choke submission (0:48)

Bantamweight: Ketlen Vieira defeats Sijara Eubanks via unanimous decision (29-28 x3)

Featherweight: Hakeem Dawodu defeats Zubaira Tukhugov via split decision (29-28, 30-27, 28-29)

Prelims:

Lightweight: Brad Riddell defeats Alex da Silva Coelho via unanimous decision (29-28 x3)

Welterweight: Jake Matthews defeats Diego Sanchez via unanimous decision (30-26 x3)

Featherweight: Ludovit Klein defeats Shane Young via first round KO (1:16)

Light Heavyweight: William Knight defeats Aleksa Camur via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27 x2)

Early Prelims:

Heavyweight: Juan Espino defeats Jeff Hughes via first round arm triangle submission (3:48)

Light Heavyweight: Danilo Marques defeats Khadis Ibragimov via unanimous decision (29-28 x2, 30-27)

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