It’s official! Israel Adesanya and Paulo Costa will clash for the title


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It's official!  Israel Adesanya and Paulo Costa will clash for the title

Paulo Costa (13-0) will face Israel Adesanya (19-0) for the World Middleweight Championship in UFC 253, on September 19. Without a doubt, it is going to be one of the most exciting fights of this 2020, although it may also be in the last few years in the Octagon. This, for various reasons, ranging from both fighters being undefeated to their enormous talents and abilities, going through all the rivalry they have generated for months.

After the long wait and speculation, the fight between Israel Adesanya and Paulo Costa it is already confirmed for a very short time. Both will face off in UFC 253, generating enormous expectations. The announcement was made during the broadcast of UFC 252, when they made the event official. The champion will defend his belt after beating Yoel Romero by unanimous decision in the main event at UFC 248. Israel is undefeated in its 19 fights, with 14 victories via KO / TKO.

This is how Paulo arrives

Costa, known for his strong fists, comes from beating Yoel Romero by unanimous decision at UFC 241. The Brazilian became famous for his passage in the third season of The Ultimate Fighter Brazil in 2014. Once recovered, the South American will try to be crowned champion weight medium of the organization. In turn, Paulo is undefeated in his 13 fights, with 11 victories by KO / TKO and 1 by completion. UFC 253 will be held on September 19 at a location to be defined.

Nowadays, Paulo “Borrachinha” Costa he has a record of 13 wins (11 by KO, 1 by Submission and 1 by Decision) and has beaten opponents such as Yoel Romero, Uriah Hall and Johny Hendricks. But, although many may 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 held. On that occasion, Costa, from Wanderlei Silva’s team, faced Márcio Alexandre Jr., nicknamed “Lyoto”, for the 1/4 final of the tournament.

Costa’s idea for when he dies

Paulo Costa, the Brazilian Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighter, has assured in an interview that he will donate his brain when he dies to investigate the brain damage that comes with being a professional fighter in this sport. The South American is concerned about the terrible injuries suffered by being within this discipline and made it clear that he will not fight beyond 36 years. In this way, the news has shocked the whole world.


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