UFC 253: Israel Adesanya, Jan Blachowicz reign supreme with statement title wins

UFC 253: Israel Adesanya stops Paulo Costa in second round to defend middleweight crown | Stuff.co.nz

Israel Adesanya retained his middleweight strap against Paulo Costa in style with a second-round TKO victory, after Jan Blachowicz’s resurgence continued – delivering a similarly excellent display to capture the vacant light-heavyweight championship at Dominick Reyes’ expense during the UFC 253 co-main event. Continue reading

UFC 253: Israel Adesanya and Paulo Costa exchange final pre-fight words

UFC 253 video: Paulo Costa taunts Israel Adesanya with white belt leading to scuffle - MMA Fighting

UFC 253 pits top-ranked middleweight contender Paulo Costa against defending champion Israel Adesanya in the headliner on Fight Island’s return during the early hours on Sunday morning. Compared with the card’s co-main event, this features plenty of bad blood between two athletes who don’t like one another and are itching to duel in the Octagon this weekend.   Continue reading

UFC 253: Dominick Reyes and Jan Blachowicz speak ahead of LHW title fight

MMA. Jan Błachowicz po "face to face" z Reyesem: Nie ma między nami złej krwi, jest to element pewnej gry - Sport w INTERIA.PL

Ahead of their UFC light-heavyweight title fight in the early hours on Sunday at Fight Island, both contenders revealed there’s no bad blood between them. Dominick Reyes (#1, 12-1) narrowly lost in his previous opportunity for gold at UFC 247, while Blachowicz (#3, 26-8) earned his third successive win the weekend afterwards to insert himself into the title picture. Continue reading