Israel Adesanya beats Paulo Costa to retain middleweight belt at UFC 253
Nigerian born Israel Adesanya beat Brazilian Paulo Costa to retain his UFC belt.
Adesanaya who is the reigning middleweight Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) champion beat Costa in round two to retain his belt on Sunday, September 27th.
Despite being champion Adesanaya was seen as the underdog following his performance against Yoel Romero.
He however produced a sublime performance to emerge victorious at UFC 253 in Abu Dhabi
Watch Adesanya beat Costa below as well as his thoughts on the fight
— Pat Egan (@Pat_Egan) September 27, 2020
"I told Dana, 30% is not enough. F–k that. Some of these guys are gangsters, they're making money outside of the UFC. Make it 90% [purse reduction] and they will spend every [waking moment] to make weight." – Israel Adesanya pic.twitter.com/VaWIqZrBrf
— GIFSkull IV – Banned Soon Due to False DMCA Spam (@GifSkullIV) September 27, 2020