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‘UFC 253’ results: Israel Adesanya vs Paulo Costa, Dominick Reyes vs Jan Blachowicz in Abu Dhabi

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  • Promotion: Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC)
  • Title: “UFC 253″ 
  • Venue: UFC Fight Island, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
  • Date: September 26, 2020
  • Number of bouts: 11

FIGHT CARD

 

WEIGH-INS RESULTS

  • Light Heavyweight: Khadis Ibragimov (206lbs) vs. Danilo Marques (206lbs)
  • Heavyweight: Juan Espino (255lbs) vs. Jeff Hughes (258lbs)
  • Light Heavyweight: William Knight (205lbs) vs. Aleksa Camur (206lbs)
  • Catchweight (150lbs): Shane Young (146lbs) vs. Ludovit Klein (150lbs)***
  • Welterweight: Diego Sanchez (170lbs) vs. Jake Matthews (170lbs)
  • Lightweight: Brad Riddell (156lbs) vs. Alex da Silva (156lbs)
  • Catchweight (150lbs): Hakeem Dawodu (145lbs) vs. Zubaira Tukhugov (150lbs)***
  • Women’s Bantamweight: Ketlen Vieira (136lbs) vs. Sijara Eubanks (136lbs)
  • Flyweight: Kai Kara-France (126lbs) vs. Brandon Royval (126lbs)
  • UFC Light Heavyweight Championship: Dominick Reyes (205lbs) vs. Jan Blachowicz (205lbs)
  • UFC Middleweight Championship: Israel Adesanya (184lbs) vs. Paulo Costa (185lbs)

*** missed weight

 

FIGHT RESULTS

Bout #

FIGHTERS

Division

Red Corner (Country)

Blue Corner (Country)

PRELIMINARY CARD

1

Khadis Ibragimov (Russia) Danilo Marques (Brazil) Light Heavyweight
  • REFEREE: Jason Herzog
  • WINNER: DANILO MARQUES
  • METHOD: Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
  • TIME AND ROUND: 5:00 of Round 3

2

Jeff “Lights Out” Hughes (USA) Juan “El Guapo” Espino (Spain) Heavyweight
  • REFEREE: Kevin Sataki
  • WINNER: JUAN ESPINO 
  • METHOD: Submission via Scarf Hold
  • TIME AND ROUND: 3:48 of Round 1

3

William “Knightmare” Knight (USA) Aleksa Camur (USA / Bosnia and Herzegovina) Light Heavyweight
  • REFEREE: Lukasz Bosacki
  • WINNER: WILLIAM KNIGHT 
  • METHOD: Unanimous Decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
  • TIME AND ROUND: 5:00 of Round 3

4

Shane “Sugar” Young (New Zealand) Ľudovít Klein (Slovakia) Catchweight (150lbs)
  • REFEREE: Kevin Sataki
  • WINNER:  LUDOVIT KLEIN
  • METHOD: Knockout via Head Kick and Punches
  • TIME AND ROUND: 1:16 of Round 1

5

Diego “Nightmare” Sanchez (USA) Jake “The Celtic Kid” Matthews (Australia) Welterweight
  • REFEREE: Jason Herzog
  • WINNER: JAKE MATTHEWS 
  • METHOD: Unanimous Decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-26)
  • TIME AND ROUND: 5:00 of Round 3

6

Brad “Quake” Riddell (New Zealand) Alex “Leko” da Silva (Brazil) Lightweight
  • REFEREE: Lukasz Bosacki
  • WINNER: BRAD RIDDELL
  • METHOD: Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
  • TIME AND ROUND: 5:00 of Round 3

MAIN CARD

7

Hakeem “Mean” Dawodu (Canada) Zubaira “Warrior” Tukhugov (Russia) Catchweight (150lbs)
  • REFEREE: Kevin Sataki
  • WINNER: HAKEEM DAWODU 
  • METHOD: Split Decision (28-29, 30-27, 29-28)
  • TIME AND ROUND: 5:00 of Round 3

8

Ketlen “Fenômeno” Vieira (Brazil) Sijara “Sarj” Eubanks (USA) Women’s Bantamweight
  • REFEREE: Jason Herzog
  • WINNER: KETLEN VIEIRA
  • METHOD: Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
  • TIME AND ROUND: 5:00 of Round 3

9

Kai “Don’t Blink” Kara-France (New Zealand) Brandon “Raw Dawg” Royval (USA) Flyweight
  • REFEREE: Lukasz Bosacki
  • WINNER: BRANDON ROYVAL  
  • METHOD: Submission via Guillotine Choke
  • TIME AND ROUND: 0:48 of Round 2

Co-Main Event

10

Dominick “The Devastator” Reyes (USA) Jan Błachowicz (Poland) UFC Light Heavyweight Championship
  • REFEREE: Kevin Sataki
  • WINNER: JAN BLACHOWICZ
  • METHOD: Technical Knockout via Punches
  • TIME AND ROUND: 4:36 of Round 2

Main Event

11

Israel “The Last Stylebender” Adesanya (New Zealand / Nigeria) Paulo “The Eraser” Costa (Brazil) UFC Middleweight Championship
  • REFEREE: Jason Herzog
  • WINNER: ISRAEL ADESANYA
  • METHOD: Technical Knockout via Punches and Elbows
  • TIME AND ROUND: 3:59 of Round 2

 

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