Israel Adesanya returned to the UFC Octagon saturday night for UFC 253 to face Paulo Costa. The event took place on Saturday, September 26, 2020, at the UFC Fight Island in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Adesanya vs. Costa featured 11 bouts, some were more surprising to watch than others.
UFC 253 was headlined by a battle between Israel Adesanya and Paulo Costa, with Jan Blachowicz vs. Dominick Reyes serving as the night’s co-main event. Elsewhere on the card, Brad Riddell went to battle against Alex da Silva Coelho. Let’s find out who won at the UFC 253. View the full results for ‘Adesanya vs. Costa’-led fight card below.
UFC 253: Adesanya vs. Costa
|September 26, 2020|
UFC Fight Island
|Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates|
|Israel Adesanya vs. Paulo Costa|
|Jan Blachowicz vs. Dominick Reyes|
UFC 253 was live 29 days days ago and was the 533rd event in UFC history, including pay-per-views, UFC Fight Nights, and The Ultimate Fighter season finales.
Who won at UFC 253
Below is the 11-fight order and UFC 253 results. Here are the real winners and losers from Saturday‘s event:
- Israel Adesanya defeated Paulo Costa via TKO (Punches and Elbows) (Round 2 / 3:59)
- Jan Blachowicz defeated Dominick Reyes by TKO (Punches) (Round 2 / 4:36)
- Brandon Royval defeated Kai Kara France by Submission (Guillotine Choke) (Round 2 / 0:48)
- Ketlen Vieira defeated Sijara Eubanks by Decision (Unanimous) (Round 3 / 5:00)
- Hakeem Dawodu defeated Zubaira Tukhugov by Decision (Split) (Round 3 / 5:00)
- Brad Riddell defeated Alex da Silva Coelho by Decision (Unanimous) (Round 3 / 5:00)
- Jake Matthews defeated Diego Sanchez by Decision (Unanimous) (Round 3 / 5:00)
- Ludovit Klein defeated Shane Young by KO (Head Kick and Punches) (Round 1 / 1:16)
- William Knight defeated Aleksa Camur by Decision (Unanimous) (Round 3 / 5:00)
- Juan Espino defeated Jeff Hughes by Submission (Scarf Hold) (Round 1 / 3:48)
- Danilo Marques defeated Khadis Ibragimov by Decision (Unanimous) (Round 3 / 5:00)
UFC 253 Results
The results are listed in ascending order, starting from the first fight ending with the night’s main event. Be sure to check out UFC 253 payouts and bonuses.
Danilo Marques vs. Khadis Ibragimov
The UFC 253 began with Danilo Marques taking on Khadis Ibragimov. Danilo Marques defeated Khadis Ibragimov in Round 3 at 5:00 by Decision (Unanimous).
Juan Espino vs. Jeff Hughes
The second fight at UFC 253 was Jeff Hughes vs. Juan Espino. Juan Espino won in Round 1 at 3:48 by Submission (Scarf Hold).
William Knight vs. Aleksa Camur
The following fight was between Aleksa Camur and William Knight. William Knight beat Aleksa Camur by Decision (Unanimous) in Round 3 at 5:00.
Ludovit Klein vs. Shane Young
In the fourth bout, Ludovit Klein defeated Shane Young by KO (Head Kick and Punches) at 1:16 of Round 1.
Jake Matthews vs. Diego Sanchez
The fifth bout ended at 5:00 of Round 3 with Jake Matthews defeating Diego Sanchez by Decision (Unanimous).
Brad Riddell vs. Alex da Silva Coelho
In sixth fight of the night, Alex da Silva Coelho lost to Brad Riddell at 5:00 of Round 3.
Hakeem Dawodu vs. Zubaira Tukhugov
Hakeem Dawodu got the better of Zubaira Tukhugov and won by Decision (Split) in Round 3 at 5:00.
Ketlen Vieira vs. Sijara Eubanks
The eight bout was between Sijara Eubanks and Ketlen Vieira. Ketlen Vieira beat Sijara Eubanks by Decision (Unanimous) at 5:00 of Round 3.
Brandon Royval vs. Kai Kara France
The ninth fight at UFC 253 was Kai Kara France vs. Brandon Royval. Brandon Royval won in Round 2 at 0:48 by Submission (Guillotine Choke).
Jan Blachowicz vs. Dominick Reyes
In the co-main event Jan Blachowicz defeated Dominick Reyes via TKO (Punches) at 4:36 of Round 2; Kevin Sataki was the third man in the cage.
Israel Adesanya vs. Paulo Costa
In the main event, referee Jason Herzog called an end to the bout at 3:59 of Round 2. Israel Adesanya defeated Paulo Costa by TKO (Punches and Elbows).
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