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UFC 253: Adesanya vs. Costa

UFC 253
  • Saturday 09.26.2020 at 10:00 PM ET
  • U.S. Broadcast: Pay Per View | Prelims: ESPN 2
  • Promotion: Ultimate Fighting Championship
  • Ownership: Endeavor
  • Venue: UFC Fight Island
  • Location: Abu Dhabi, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Enclosure: Octagon
  • TV Announcers: Jon Anik, Paul Felder
  • Ring Announcer: Bruce Buffer
  • Post-Fight Interviews: Jon Anik
  • PPV Buys / Buyrate: 700,000 | TV Ratings: 523,000 avg. viewers (ESPN 2 prelims, 848k peak)
  • MMA Bouts: 11
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Fight Card

Cancelled & Fizzled Bouts

Honors & Awards

  • Performance of the Night
    Israel Adesanya vs. Paulo Costa   |   $50,000 bonus to Adesanya
  • Performance of the Night
    Dominick Reyes vs. Jan Błachowicz   |   $50,000 bonus to Błachowicz
  • Fight of the Night
    Kai Kara-France vs. Brandon Royval   |   $50,000 bonus to each fighter

Referees

  • Jason Herzog
    Adesanya vs. Costa (11)Vieira vs. Eubanks (8)Sanchez vs. Matthews (5)Ibragimov vs. Marques (1)
  • Kevin Sataki
    Reyes vs. Błachowicz (10)Kara-France vs. Royval (9)Dawodu vs. Tukhugov (7)Young vs. Klein (4)Hughes vs. Espino (2)
  • Lucasz Bosacki
    Riddell vs. da Silva (6)Knight vs. Camur (3)

Event Discussion

freemoneyforall
freemoneyforall

10.20.2020 | 8:53 PM ET

Current fighters known to have been sexually assaulted in a fight.

#1. Luke Rockhold
#2. Paulo Costa

Fighters known to have committed sexual assault during a fight.

#1 Yoel Romero
#2 Israel Adasenya
freemoneyforall
freemoneyforall

10.20.2020 | 8:54 PM ET



Well done fan edit

* Edited at 10.20.2020, 8:55 PM ET *

Joshjeffords
Joshjeffords

10.20.2020 | 9:02 PM ET

Wow that was pretty, perfect example of precision over power. 

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