The Ultimate Fighting Championship carnival heads back to 'Fight Island' in Abu Dhabi for a UFC 253 card that's headlined by a massive all-or-nothing middleweight title clash - read on to discover the stories and narratives surrounding Saturday's battle to determine the king of the 185lbs division at UFC 253.
Israel Adesanya's defence of his crown against Paulo Costa has been a long time coming, and the challenger's record of 12 stoppages in his 13 career fights underlines the threat the Brazilian has of claiming his belt.
With a genuine dislike between the two fighters outside of the Octagon, a memorable grudge match looks set to be in store. Adesanya has gone 8-0 in his UFC career, with Costa trailing with a 5-0 record, but both also hold no losses in MMA terms either.
The strong bill also boasts a co-main event in the form of the ...
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