Israel Adesanya vs. Paulo Costa – Preview & Matchup Analysis

Israel Adesanya vs. Paulo Costa fight preview

UFC 253: Adesanya vs. Costa is scheduled to take place on Saturday, September 26, 2020, in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. In one of the matchups on the fight card, Israel “The Last Stylebender” Adesanya will take on Paulo “The Eraser” Costa in the UFC Middleweight Title Bout. You can view the full UFC 253 card.

In this post, we will break down Israel Adesanya vs. Paulo Costa matchup. Let’s take look at the fighter’s ages, their height, records, reach, fight stats and more below ⤵

The 31-year-old, Israel Adesanya is coming in with a 19-0-0 record. Adesanya will be fighting for the first time since a win via unanimous decision against Yoel Romero at UFC 248: Adesanya vs. Romero in March.

Costa, meanwhile, is coming off a unanimous decision win against Yoel Romero on March 7, 2020 at UFC 241: Cormier vs. Miocic 2 and holds a 13-0-0 record.

Israel Adesanya vs. Paulo Costa
31
Age
29
6′ 4″
Height
6′ 1″
185 lbs.
Weight
185 lbs.
80″
Reach
72″
19-0-0
Record
13-0-0
Switch
Stance
Orthodox

Israel Adesanya has an switch fighting stance with a 80″ reach. The 29-year-old, Paulo Costa is an orthodox fighter with a 72″ reach. An orthodox fighter stands with their left side forward and jabs with their left hand, the southpaw fighter is the opposite, southpaw stands with their right side forward and jabs with their right hand. In most cases, orthodox fighters are right-handed, if you are left-handed, then you fight southpaw.

Israel Adesanya:
→ Adesanya’s striking accuracy is 48%.
→ Adesanya lands 3.96 significant strikes per minute.
→ Adesanya’s takedown accuracy is 0%.
→ Adesanya’s takedown average is 0.00 per 15 minutes.
→ Adesanya’s takedown defense is 86%.

Adesanya comes in with 48% striking accuracy, typically landing about 3.96 significant strikes every minute. On the other side, Costa fires at 57% accuracy, landing about 8.43 significant strikes per minute. Israel Adesanya also has a 0% takedown accuracy and on average gets around 0.00 takedowns every 15 minutes, compared to Costa’s 0.00 takedowns and 80% takedown accuracy.

Paulo Costa:
→ Costa’s striking accuracy is 57%.
→ Costa lands 8.43 significant strikes per minute.
→ Costa’s takedown accuracy is 0%.
→ Costa’s takedown average is 0.00 per 15 minutes.
→ Costa’s takedown defense is 80%.

Paulo spent on average 7:17 minutes in the Octagon and Israel has an average fight time of 15:53 minutes.

This looks like an entertaining matchup, at least on paper. UFC 253 is live in , who do you think will win, Israel or Paulo? Sound off in the comments.

Event Name
UFC 253: Adesanya vs. Costa
Date
September 26, 2020
Location
Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Matchup
Israel Adesanya vs. Paulo Costa

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