Without doubting that it will be one of the most important fights in the UFC, Israel Adesanya prepares to face Paulo Costa inside the octagon. At first it was not official, but they quickly changed that so that the expectation begins to grow more and more. Thus, both were protagonists of social networks in the last hours. The Brazilian broke everything when he posted videos of his training. While the eccentric fighter changed his look and danced for the fans.
The fight was expected to take place earlier this year, but the injuries Costa faced had forced the match to pause and had to wait. This was what caused Adesanya He faced Yoel Romero at UFC 248, where he won by unanimous decision. So far, Dana White has not confirmed the meeting, but it is expected to take place in Las Vegas in September, if the pandemic allows the event. Combate.com revealed that there is already an agreement between the parties.
In addition to all this, they will have a world title in dispute. Much remains to be said before the two of them enter the cage. Now, it was possible to see in these hours how Costa throws terrible kicks and blows during a training that he himself has published on his YouTube channel. The monarch has not yet posted any similar video, but he did make some samples on Instagram, viralizing that he has changed his look. As Paulo throws punches, Adesanya she dyes her hair blonde.
The truth is, obviously, “The Last Stylebender” is also training with everything facing this huge fight. Because it is not only about the World Championship, undefeated, even money, but also supporting everything that both have said. Whoever loses is going to be pretty bad off, although he will remain one of the strongest names in the 185-pound division. Although they are two of the best of recent times, only one of the two will win.
Currently, Paulo “Borrachinha” Costa has a record of 13 wins (11 by KO, 1 by submission and 1 by Decision) and has beaten rivals such as Yoel Romero, Uriah Hall and Johny Hendricks. But, although many do not believe it, the Brazilian has lost in the octagon of UFC. To detail the story we go back to 2014, when the reality show “The Ultimate Fighter Brasil 3” was made. On that occasion, Costa, from Wanderlei Silva’s team, faced Márcio Alexandre Jr., nicknamed “Lyoto”, for the 1/4 of the tournament.