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Israel Adesanya vs Paulo Costa Betting Tips & Predictions (UFC 253)

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UFC is back this weekend, coming live from the Flash Forum in the UAE. It’s set to be an excellent night of fighting, with a middleweight title fight between champion Israel Adesanya and Paulo Costa topping the bill.

It’s an exciting card from start to finish though and below you’ll find our Adesanya vs Costa predictions and all the latest information you need to know about UFC 253...

When is UFC 253?  

UFC 253 gets underway in the early hours of Sunday morning, 27th September 2020,  at the Flash Forum in Abu Dhabi. It was recently branded Fight Island after the UFC took on Yas Island as a home during lockdown, and it returns once again after a stint in Las Vegas.

The main event is expected to take place at around 4am UK time and is the final fight of 11 on the fight card.

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Israel Adesanya v Paulo Costa: Who is Favourite in the UFC 253 Main Event?   

Current Middleweight champion Israel Adesanya is the current favourite to win the fight with BetVictor pricing him at 4/7.

You can back Paulo Costa, who is ranked no. 2 in the world and has yet to lose a fight at 13/8.

The bookies are pricing a Adesanya knockout as the most likely method of victory at 6/5, although the Costa knockout isn’t too far behind at 9/4. Adesanya has a stunning knockout record, with 14 of his 19 victories being finished in this way.

Likewise, only two of Costa’s 13 wins haven’t come through way of knockout, making for an exciting fight that’s only going to end one way!


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Our UFC 253 Predictions 

It’s going to be an excellent night of fighting throughout UFC 253, and a main event that could go either way.

Both have never come out as a loser and we could potentially see an upset, with the Costa knockout at 13/5 an incredibly tempting punt.

  • VBET betting bonusWinner
    Paulo Costa 
    13/8Bet
  • VBET betting bonusTotal Rounds
    Under 4.5 rounds 
    7/11Bet
  • BetVictor Betting BonusRound Betting
    Paulo Costa in  Round 4
    10/3Bet
  • Paddy Power Betting BonusMethod of Victory
    Paulo Costa by Ko, TKO or Disq.
    13/5Bet

Elsewhere, Dominick Reyes looks a shoe in in his fight against Jan Blachowicz, alongside Ketlen Vieira who is priced at 4/7. You can get a double on those fights at 57/50 with BetVictor, while the treble with Zubaira Tukhugov, who is 4/5 to win in what could be Fight of the Night against Hakeem Dawod, can be backed at 14/5.

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Full UFC 253 Fight Card 

There are 11 fights across the evening in Abu Dhabi, with the full fight card found below:

Main Card:

  • Israel Adesanya (c) v Paulo Costa
  • Dominick Reyes v Jan Blachowicz
  • Kai Kara-France v Brandon Royval
  • Ketlen Vieira v Sijara Eubanks
  • Hakeem Dawodu v Zubaira Tukhugov

  • Preliminary Card:

  • Brad Riddell v Alex da Silva
  • Diego Sanchez v Jake Matthews
  • Shane Young v Ludovit Klein
  • William Knight v Aleksa Camur


Extra Preliminary Round:

  • Juan Espino v Jeff Hughes
  • Khadis Ibragimov v Danilo Marques
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