UFC 253: Adesanya vs Costa 09/26/2020 Odds, Picks and Predictions

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UFC 253 Adesanya vs Costa 09-26-2020 Odds Picks and Predictions

UFC 253: Adesanya vs Costa 09/26/2020 – The Ultimate Fighting Championship is going to hold their biggest fight card for this month with UFC 253 this Saturday, September 26. It will be the UFC’s return to “Fight Island” or the Flash Forum located in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, UAE. Fans can get to watch the fights through UFC Fight Pass or Pay Per View subscription. The main event will have UFC Middleweight Champion Israel Adesanya defending his championship and putting his undefeated record on the line. The challenger is Paulo Costa, the second-ranked middleweight, and also having an undefeated record. After this fight, only one fighter will remain undefeated and UFC Odds see that Israel Adesanya will be victorious over Paulo Costa.

UFC 253: Adesanya vs Costa 09/26/2020

When: Saturday, September 26, 10:00 PM ET
Where:  Flash Forum, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, UAE
TV: Pay Per View
Stream: UFC Fight Pass

UFC 253: Adesanya vs Costa 09/26/2020 Odds

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Fighter Odds Fighter Odds
Israel Adesanya -170 Paulo Henrique Costa +150

Main Card

Israel Adesanya

Israel Adesanya is known as “The Last Stylebender” inside the MMA cage and he came all the way from Lagos, Nigeria. He stands at six-foot-four and this natural middleweight represents and strains at City Kickboxing fight stable. Adesanya owns an unblemished professional record of 19-0 and 74% of his victories came from knockouts. He started his UFC journey in February 2018 and he took victories from all the eight fights given to him by the organization. His last fight happened back in March 2020 at UFC 248 and it was a few weeks before the nationwide sports lockdown. He battled Yoel Romero in five grueling rounds and he came out on top taking the unanimous decision win.

Paulo Henrique Costa

Paulo Henrique Costa as a 29-year-old Brazilian fighter and his hometown is located at Belo Horizonte in Minas, Gerais. He is known as the “Borrachinha” inside the MMA cage and this six-foot middleweight trains at Team Borracha. Costa now owns an undefeated record of 13-0 and 85% of his wins came from knockouts and he has one submission win under his name. He came to the UFC in March 2017 and he defeated all the five fighters thrown at him. His last match happened way back in August 2019 in UFC 241. He was put inside the same cage with Yoel Romero and took his opponent to a full three rounds with him coming out on top taking the unanimous decision victory.

Adesanya vs Costa Betting Numbers

Record 19-0-0 13-0-0
Last Fight Win Win
Country Nigeria Brazil
Height 6’4″ 6’1″
Weight (lbs) 185 lbs 185 lbs
Reach (inches) 80″ 72″
Win by KO/TKO 74% 85%
Win by Submission 0% 8%
Decisions 26% 8%
Strikes landed per minute 3.96 8.43
Striking accuracy 48% 57%
Striking absorbed per minute 2.40 6.84
Striking defense 65% 53%
Takedown average 0.00 0.00
Takedown accuracy 0% 0%
Takedown defense 86% 80%
Submission average 0.30 0.00

Adesanya vs Costa Betting Picks

This is going to be a huge fight with one fighter going to taste his first defeat in his career. Having more fights under the UFC, Israel Adesanya is seen by Online Betting as the safer pick to prevail in this title fight against Paulo Costa.