UFC 253: Israel Adesanya Crushes Paulo Costa
By FCF Staff
Paulo Costa did not prove to be a tough challenge for Israel Adesanya, like many predicted, as “The Last Stylebender” scored an emphatic win tonight at UFC 253.
Adesanya picked Costa apart early on with kicks to his lead leg, and in round two, he finished the challenger with a series of punches.
In the co-headliner, Jan Blachowicz secured the vacant light heavyweight title, by finished Dominick Reyes with punches in the second frame.
Here are the complete results for UFC 253, which took place on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi,
Israel Adesanya def. Paulo Costa via TKO (punches) R2, 3:59
Jan Blachowicz def. Dominick Reyes via TKO (punches) R2, 4:36
Brandon Royval def. Kai Kara-France via submission (guillotine choke) R2, 0:48
Ketlen Vieira def. Sijara Eubanks via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Hakeem Dawodu def. Zubaira Tukhugov via split decision (28-29, 30-27, 29-28)
Brad Riddell def. Alex da Silva via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Jake Matthews def. Diego Sanchez via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-26)
Ludovit Klein def. Shane Young via KO (strikes) R1, 1:16
William Knight def. Aleksa Camur (206) via unanimous decision (29-28-30-27, 30-27)
Juan Espino def. Jeff Hughes via submission (arm-triangle) R1, 3:48
Danilo Marques def. Khadis Ibragimov via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)