Paulo Costa will get his first alternative to combat for UFC gold when he squares off with middleweight champion Israel Adesanya at UFC 253.
Following an preliminary report from Combate, BJPENN.com confirmed with sources that Costa will the truth is sq. off with Adesanya on the September 19 pay-per-view occasion.
Paulo Costa (13-Zero MMA) was most not too long ago seen in motion finally August’s UFC 241 occasion, the place he scored a unanimous determination victory over former title challenger Yoel Romero.
It was initially thought that Costa could be the following man to problem Adesanya following his victory over The Cuban, nevertheless, a bicep harm pressured the Brazilian to be placed on the sidelines.
With that, Israel Adesanya wound up combating Romero at UFC 248, a combat which ‘Stylebender’ wound up profitable by the use of determination.
September’s Costa vs. Adesanya bout is arguably the largest combat in middleweight historical past, pitting two undefeated fighters of their prime in opposition to each other.
Paulo Costa possesses unbelievable knockout energy, with twelve of his 13 profession victories coming by type of stoppage (11 KO’s, 1 Submission).
In the meantime, Israel Adesanya has confirmed himself as one of the crucial harmful strikers within the UFC. ‘Stylebender’ has superb precision, which he makes use of to swiftly dismantle his opponents.
There has already been a ton of trash-talk between Costa and Adesanya main as much as September’s extremely anticipated showdown.
The Brazilian slugger had beforehand vowed to “kill” Adesanya after they lastly meet inside the cage.
Regardless of Costa’s threats of violence, Adesanya has additionally promised his followers a end when he squares off with ‘The Eraser’ at UFC 253.
This night, Paulo Costa took to Twitter the place he reacted to the information that his lengthy awaited title combat with Israel Adesanya had lastly been made official.
The combat is on people!
In September I ll deliver the Present up
— Paulo Costa ( Borrachinha ) (@BorrachinhaMMA) July 18, 2020
“This combat is on people! In September I’ll deliver the Present up.”
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This text first appeared on BJPENN.com on July 18, 2020