UFC 253: Adesanya vs Costa Results

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)


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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