UFC 253: Adesanya vs Costa – Results

UFC 253 went down last night, with not one, but two UFC Championships on the line.

First up was Dominic Reyes vs Jan Blachowicz for the Light Heavyweight Belt. Reyes was coming off the first loss of his career, where he lost a close decision to former Champion, Jon Jones. Whereas Blachowicz was coming off a KO win over Corey Anderson and taking part in his first title shot.

Headlining was the highly anticipated Middleweight Championship between undefeated Israel Adesanya and undefeated Paulo Costa. A fight that was years in the making and a classic matchup of aggression vs counter striking.


  • Israel Adesanya def. Paulo Costa via second round TKO.
  • Jan Blachowicz def. Dominic Reyes via 2nd round TKO.
  • Brandon Royval def. Kai Kara-France via 2nd round Submission.
  • Ketlen Vieira def. Sijara Eubanks via Unanimous Decision.
  • Hakeem Dawodu def. Zubaira Tukhugov via Split Decision.


  • Brad Riddell def. Alex Da Silva via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Jake Matthews def. Diego Sanchez via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-26)
  • Ludovit Klein def. Shane Young via first-round TKO (head kick, punches)
  • William Knight def. Aleksa Camur via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
  • Juan Espino def. Jeff Hughes via first round Submission
  • Danilo Marques def. Khadis Ibragimov via Unanimous Decision.

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