Congratulations to Israel Adesanya, who took his opponent Paulo Costa to pieces in 2 rounds and winning by TKO. Costa was all talk in the end. We cannot wait to see the Stylebender back in the Octagon.
After watching Stipe Miocic cement himself as the greatest heavyweight of all time, UFC fans must be wondering what could top that. Well, the Nigerian fighting out of New Zealand Israel “Stylebender” Adesanya up against an opponent whom he detests in the form of the Brazilian Paulo Costa will be a good start.
This matchup is going to be fireworks. They have two quite different styles, which will make this one of the first real tests for the current middleweight champion Adesanya. He carries himself with such a high level of confidence, we know he won’t be afraid on the night - but does he have enough to overcome the brute power of Costa.
Dana White has been busy trying to fill the rest of the card with talent, so for now we aren’t certain who else will feature. The full UFC schedule will be released in the coming weeks. Although UFC fans can be sure it will be another big night inside the octagon.
Equally, it looks like the venue is still uncertain with previous fights being held in The Arena in Abu Dhabi. However, with a bit of time to go between now and the September 19th date, means there’s still a chance it’ll be on the US or Brazilian soil - though we don’t hold our breath!
"I'll see you soon, boi."
— UFC (@ufc) August 16, 2020