UFC 253: Adesanya vs. Costa Betting
Two undefeated fighters in their primes clash when Israel Adesanya defends his UFC middleweight championship against Paulo Costa at UFC Fight Island in Abu Dhabi on Saturday.
This should be an epic main event battle. Israel Adesanya started training in kickboxing at the age of 18. He’s been a professional since 2012 when he began fighting in New Zealand, Australia and China. The UFC middleweight champion went 11-0 with 11 TKOs before joining the promotion in December 2017. Adesanya is 8-0 in the UFC and he’s beaten big-name fighters like Derek Brunson, Anderson Silva, Kelvin Gastelum, Robert Whittaker and Yoel Romero.
Costa, on the other hand, made his MMA debut in February 2012 and he had an 8-0 record with seven knockouts and one submission over the next five years. “The Eraser” debuted in the UFC on March 11th, 2017 with a first-round knockout against Gareth McLellan at UFC Fight Night 106, earning a Performance of the Night award in the process.
He then beat Oluwale Bamgbose, Johny Hendricks, Uriah Hall and Yoel Romero. The UFC odds favor Adesanya but keep in mind that Costa is known for overwhelming his opponents with his power. Can Adesanya counter Costa with hard strikes and keep him from coming forward?