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Chris Weidman says Derek Brunson turned him down, eyes January showdown with Paulo Costa

Chris Weidman is looking to fight Paulo Costa after Derek Brunson turned him reportedly turned him down. Weidman returned to the win column back in August with a hard-fought decision …read more

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White: Adesanya has options, but Whittaker rematch ‘makes the most sense’

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We could see UFC middleweight champ Israel Adesanya rematch ex-champ Robert Whittaker After his September TKO win over Paulo Costa, …read more

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Costa calls for ‘amazing fight’ with Whittaker after UFC 254

After UFC 254 Paulo Costa claims he wants to fight Robert Whittaker in his next UFC fight. After the former champion’s recent win at UFC 254, top middleweight contender Paulo …read more

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Daniel Cormier tells Israel Adesanya to stop picking on Paulo Costa: ‘Paulo Costa’s dead’

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Daniel Cormier has some friendly advice for middleweight contender Paulo Costa.
The previously unbeaten “Borrachinha” suffered a crushing defeat in his title fight against UFC champion Israel Adesanya, …read more

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Jan Blachowicz open to Israel Adesanya superfight next: I will “show him legendary Polish power at 205”

Jan Blachowicz is open to the idea of fighting Israel Adesanya. After Adesanya beat Paulo Costa at UFC 253 and Jan Blachowicz claimed the vacant light heavyweight in the co-main …read more

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Israel Adesanya shares DM he sent Paulo Costa after UFC 253 fight

UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya has shared a private message that he sent Paulo Costa after their fight. Adesanya took on Costa in the main event of UFC 253 in …read more

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‘Rumble’ slams ‘loose booty’ Costa following defeat to Adesanya

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Anthony Johnson gets into a war of words with Paulo Costa. Former UFC light heavyweight title challenger Anthony Johnson has …read more

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‘Happy Hump Day’: Adesanya continues to taunt Costa on Twitter

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Israel Adesanya continues to rub salt in the wound following his knockout victory over Paulo Costa at UFC 253. Israel Adesanya continues to mock …read more

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Anthony Johnson slams Paulo Costa over recent comments regarding his return to UFC

Former UFC light heavyweight title challenger Anthony Johnson has issued a scathing response to recent middleweight title challenger Paulo Costa. Costa (13-1 MMA) put his undefeated mixed martial arts record …read more

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Israel Adesanya continues to torment Paulo Costa following win at UFC 253

Undefeated UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya (20-0 MMA) continues to torment Paulo Costa following their clash at UFC 253. ‘Stylebender’ and ‘The Eraser’ collided in the headliner of last month’s …read more

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Adesanya Out-Strikes Everyone Except This Man

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Israel Adesanya only has two title defenses at Middleweight — against Yoel Romero and Paulo Costa — but fight fans are already salivating at the …read more

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Daniel Cormier Explains Why Jon Jones Should Fight Israel Adesanya ‘Sooner Than Later’

Daniel Cormier believes Jon Jones should fight Israel Adesanya sooner rather than later. After Adesanya TKO’d Paulo Costa at UFC 253, the trash talk between Jones and Adesanya only increased. …read more

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Israel Adesanya Doesn’t Expect To Rematch Paulo Costa Ever, Compares It To McGregor-Aldo

Israel Adesanya doesn’t expect to fight Paulo Costa ever again. In the main event of UFC 253, Adesanya and Costa finally met in one of the most anticipated fights of …read more

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Israel Adesanya never expects Paulo Costa rematch: ‘I don’t think I ever see him again to be honest’

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UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya has a lot of challenges left ahead of him, but he doesn’t expect to cross paths with Paulo Costa …read more

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Justified! Adesanya Defends ‘Eraser’ Rump Hump

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Reigning Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight champion Israel Adesanya capped off his title-defending performance against Paulo Costa in the UFC 253 headliner by pretending to hump “The Eraser” …read more

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Israel Adesanya explains Paulo Costa humping incident, points to homophobia as reason for backlash

UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya explained the Paulo Costa humping incident, pointing to homophobia as the reason for backlash. Adesanya scored arguably the most impressive knockout win of his MMA …read more

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Israel Adesanya believes ‘homophobia’ led to overreactions about post-fight celebration at UFC 253

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Israel Adesanya doesn’t care much what anybody thought about his chosen celebration after finishing Paulo Costa at UFC 253.
That said, the UFC’s reigning and …read more

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Israel Adesanya loves the way Darren Till strikes: 'It's beautiful to watch'

It’s clear there’s a massive level of respect between Israel Adesanya and Darren Till.
After UFC middleweight champion Adesanya (20-0 MMA, 9-0 UFC) put on a masterclass against Paulo Costa at …read more

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Israel Adesanya pondering moving up a weight class to dethrone Jan Blachowicz

Undefeated UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya (20-0 MMA) is weighing his options following his TKO victory over Paulo Costa. ‘Stylebender’ and ‘The Eraser’ collided in the headliner of last month’s …read more

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Israel Adesanya advises Paulo Costa to 'let it go' if he ever wants a rematch

Israel Adesanya says Paulo Costa has a choice to make if he ever wants to rematch for the UFC middleweight title.
Following the UFC middleweight champion’s second-round TKO of Costa (13-1 …read more

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Israel Adesanya: I finish Chris Weidman in one round, but he has to get some wins first

Israel Adesanya doesn’t see Chris Weidman posing much of a challenge to him.
After UFC middleweight champion Adesanya (20-0 MMA, 9-0 UFC) recently dusted Paulo Costa in the second round at …read more

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White Thinks McGregor Tried To Steal Izzy’s Thunder

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In the days before (and after) Israel Adesanya successfully defended his Middleweight title against Paulo Costa at UFC 253 on Yas Island, …read more

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Darren Till credits Israel Adesanya for ‘utter masterclass’ against Paulo Costa

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Darren Till talks about Israel Adesanya’s ‘utter masterclass’ against Paulo Costa at UFC 253. Darren Till has nothing but respect …read more

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Eugene Bareman: 'It's just outrageous' to accuse Israel Adesanya of steroid use

City Kickboxing coach Eugene Bareman finds the accusations against his star pupil absolutely ludicrous.
Following middleweight champion Israel Adesanya’s flawless second-round finish of Paulo Costa at UFC 253, controversy emerged when …read more

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Derek Brunson Continues To Call Out Paulo Costa

Derek Brunson is continuing to call out Paulo Costa to fight him in December. Following Costa’s second-round TKO loss to Israel Adesanya for the middleweight title, Brunson has been active …read more

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Darren Till Vows He Will Beat Israel Adesanya ‘When The Time Comes’

Darren Till remains confident he will be the one to beat Israel Adesanya. Adesanya is coming off a spectacular second-round TKO win over Paulo Costa. Many pundits thought the fight …read more

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Darren Till dubs Israel Adesanya’s UFC 253 performance an “utter masterclass” but vows he can defeat “Stylebender”

Darren Till praised Israel Adesanya’s showing against Paulo Costa while simultaneously declaring that he will beat the champion one day. Adesanya was able to completely dominate Costa at UFC 253, …read more

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Antonio Carlos Junior takes a shot at Paulo Costa, asks where the vaseline was when Israel Adesanya humped him

UFC middleweight contender Antonio Carlos Junior took a shot at Paulo Costa, asking where the vaseline was when Israel Adesanya humped him. After talking tons of trash on social media …read more

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Darren Till inspired by Israel Adesanya's 'masterclass,' vows to beat him 'when the time comes'

Darren Till rates Israel Adesanya’s UFC middleweight title defense against Paulo Costa as a 12 out of 10. He offered a glowing review, and said he’s eager to one day …read more

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Derek Brunson calls out Paulo Costa for UFC 256 fight

UFC middleweight contender Derek Brunson has requested a fight against Paulo Costa for the UFC 256 pay-per-view later this year. Brunson is coming off of a vicious third-round TKO win …read more

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Israel Adesanya, Chris Weidman get into volatile war of words over potential matchup

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With two weeks’ worth of quarantine to get through following his win over Paulo Costa at UFC 253, middleweight champion Israel Adesanya has been quite …read more

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Israel Adesanya responds to callouts from former middleweight champ Chris Weidman

Reigning and undefeated middleweight champion Israel Adesanya has responded to the recent callouts from former division title holder Chris Weidman. Ever since ‘Stylebender’ defeated the previously unbeaten Paulo Costa at …read more

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Level Change Podcast 91: UFC Fight Island 4, Costa angry at Adesanya

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Episode 91 discussion: UFC Fight Island 4 preview, Paulo Costa unhappy with Adesanya’s post-fight humping, Alvarez doesn’t think Gaethje can beat Khabib, …read more

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Jon Jones & Israel Adesanya Take Shots At One Another On Twitter

Following his victory over Paulo Costa at UFC 253, Israel Adesanya reiterated that he still wants to “f**k up Jon Jones.” This led to the former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion …read more

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Brendan Fitzgerald on what it's like calling UFC fights with no crowds

ABU DHABI – UFC commentator Brendan Fitzgerald spoke with reporters during media day on Tuesday.
Fitzgerald discussed middleweight champion Israel Adesanya’s flawless performance over Paulo Costa this past weekend at UFC …read more

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Jon Jones continues trash talk of Israel Adesanya: “I’m waiting for you”

Jon Jones has continued to take aim at Israel Adesanya. Ever since Adesanya TKO’d Paulo Costa at UFC 253 to defend his belt, Jones and Adesanya have been trash-talking one …read more

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Costa Back In Training, Planning December ‘Annihilation’

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“In December I will come to annihilate.” To say things didn’t go as planned for Paulo Costa at UFC 253 would be an understatement.
Not …read more

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Israel Adesanya to undergo testing for swollen pec, refutes steroid accusations

UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya will undergo testing for a swollen pectoral muscle. Adesanya returned to action at UFC 253 last Saturday, defeating Paulo Costa via dominant second-round TKO. While …read more

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Anthony Johnson blasts Paulo Costa for his handling of UFC 253 loss to Israel Adesanya

Former UFC light heavyweight title challenger Anthony Johnson is not impressed with recent middleweight title challenger Paulo Costa. Costa (13-1 MMA) put his undefeated mixed martial arts record on the …read more

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UFC rankings: Adesanya moves into the top two on P4P list

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Israel Adesanya’s complete domination of Paulo Costa earned him some love from the UFC rankings panel. UFC 253 had its ups …read more

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UFC 253 'Fight Motion': Israel Adesanya's technique reigns supreme

UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya put on a masterclass display of technique in his winning effort against Paulo Costa at UFC 253 on Saturday.
After a round of technical boxing, leg …read more

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‘Rumble’ Calls Out Sore Loser Costa: ‘Grow Some Balls, Man Up’

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The light heavyweight division sure is getting interesting, especially with Paulo Costa and Anthony Johnson both joining it in 2021. …read more

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Adesanya Seeks Medical Help For Saggy Right Pec

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Reigning Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight champion Israel Adesanya made headlines with his sensational second-round knockout over 185-pound bruiser Paulo Costa at UFC 253, …read more

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Paulo Costa made “tactical error,” didn’t follow gameplan, says manager

MMA manager Wallid Ismail says that UFC middleweight Paulo Costa made a “tactical error” in his fight against Israel Adesanya at UFC 253. Adesanya spent the majority of the first …read more

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Costa ‘The Intimidator’ Became ‘The Intimidated’

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Reknown boxing trainer Teddy Atlas breaks down the mental game that Israel Adesanya won against Paulo Costa, leading to his victory in the cage …read more

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Dissecting a masterclass: Just how good was Israel Adesanya at UFC 253?

ABU DHABI – Just how good is Israel Adesanya?
Adesanya (20-0 MMA, 9-0 UFC) added Paulo Costa’s name to his lengthy list of wins this past Saturday, when he defeated his …read more

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Jack Hermansson '100 percent sure' Israel Adesanya doesn’t want to fight him on ground

Jack Hermansson doesn’t think Israel Adesanya can hang with him on the ground.
Following his flawless finish of Paulo Costa this past weekend at UFC 253, middleweight champion Adesanya brought up …read more

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Hardy: Adesanya’s Antics Were ‘Unnecessary’ And ‘Crass’

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The former Shaolin monk turned mohawked MMA fighter turned commentator had thoughts on Israel Adesanya’s disrespectful behavior towards Paulo Costa. …read more

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Video: Did Israel Adesanya's dry-hump celebration go too far?

ABU DHABI – Did Israel Adesanya go too far with his UFC 253 post-fight celebration?
After finishing Paulo Costa with strikes in Round 2, Adesanya (20-0 MMA, 9-0 UFC) dry-humped his …read more

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Paulo Costa says “something happened” before Adesanya fight, performance was impacted

Paulo Costa claims “something happened” before his UFC 253 fight with Israel Adesanya that affected his performance in the cage. Costa challenged Adesanya for the UFC middleweight title in the …read more

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Sober play-by-play: Adesanya made it look so easy by being so smart

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Israel Adesanya’s dominance over Paulo Costa at UFC 253 was as subtle as it was explicit. It’s been awhile since I’ve dusted off …read more

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Israel Adesanya offers advice to Paulo Costa after UFC 253

Undefeated UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya has some advice for his latest opponent, Paulo Costa. Adesanya took on Costa in the main event of UFC 253 last Saturday, on Fight …read more

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Jones Jones Fires Back At Israel Adesanya, Says He’d Tear His Arm Off

Israel Adesanya said he still wants to face Jon Jones following his victory over Paulo Costa at UFC 253. Adesanya said he wants to defend his title at middleweight more …read more

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Costa: 'I want my rematch' vs. champ Adesanya

UFC middleweight Paulo Costa, who lost to Israel Adesanya via second-round TKO on Saturday night, spoke out on Monday about wanting a rematch, saying he’d like to make the champion …read more

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Stylebender Is Still Trolling Paulo Costa Mercilessly

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After taking months of abuse from his Brazilian opponent, Israel Adesanya is working Paulo Costa over on the internet following his UFC 253 win …read more

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‘I disapprove 100%’ - Costa not happy with Izzy’s post-fight antics

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Israel Adesanya gave his defeated foe a little extra love following their UFC 253 title fight, despite Paulo Costa warning him that he already …read more

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Paulo Costa calls Israel Adesanya 'human trash' for lewd post-fight celebration, demands rematch

Paulo Costa is furious with Israel Adesanya.
After seeing a replay of Adesanya’s lewd post-fight celebration, Costa (13-1 MMA, 5-1 UFC) posted a video to his Instagram, ripping into his UFC …read more

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Jon Jones sends a stern warning to UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya

Jon Jones has sent a stern message to Israel Adesanya following his UFC 253 win over Paulo Costa. For months, Adesanya and Jones have taken shots at one another and …read more

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Paulo Costa blasts ‘human trash’ Israel Adesanya for post-fight behavior, Adesanya responds

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Paulo Costa is already calling for a rematch against Israel Adesanya after falling to the reigning middleweight champion this past weekend at UFC 254.
The …read more

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Manager Expects Paulo Costa to Follow Deiveson Figueiredo’s Championship Path in UFC

After filming the first face-to-face meeting between Israel Adesanya and Paulo Costa last week at the fighter hotel in Abu Dhabi and claiming that the reigning middleweight champion was clearly …read more

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Adesanya Under Fire For UFC 253 Rump Hump

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Israel Adesanya retained his middleweight title by smashing Paulo Costa in the UFC 253 pay-per-view (PPV) main event last weekend on “Fight Island” in Abu Dhabi. And after …read more

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Paulo Costa reportedly “very upset” after seeing video of Israel Adesanya humping him

UFC middleweight Paulo Costa is reportedly very upset after seeing the video of champion Israel Adesanya humping him at UFC 253. Adesanya had one of the best performances of his …read more

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Paulo Costa breaks silence on UFC 253 loss, promises rematch “will be different”

Paulo Costa has broken his silence on his Saturday night loss to UFC middleweight champion, Israel Adesanya. Costa challenged Adesanya for the middleweight strap in the main event of the …read more

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Dana White Confused By Paulo Costa’s ‘Very Weird’ UFC 253 Performance

Dana White thought the UFC 253 main event between Israel Adesanya and Paulo Costa was going to be more competitive. The fight was all Adesanya as he dominated Costa from …read more

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Cocky Costa Guarantees Victory In ‘Stylebender’ Rematch

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“I’m not here to make excuse, but something happened.” UFC President Dana White was baffled by Paulo Costa’s “weird” performance at …read more

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Dana White Perplexed by Paulo Costa’s ‘Weird’ Performance at UFC 253

Paulo Costa was expected to bring the fight to Israel Adesanya at UFC 253. …read more

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Dana White Reveals What Is Next For Israel Adesanya

Israel Adesanya defended his middleweight title in the main event of UFC 253 with a TKO win over Paulo Costa. In the lead up to the fight, many pundits thought …read more

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Paulo Costa breaks silence on loss to Israel Adesanya at UFC 253, vows to win UFC belt ‘whether you like it or not’

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Paulo Costa is not going anywhere.
“Borrachinha” …read more

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Hermansson Still A ‘Better Fighter’ Than Adesanya

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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight champion Israel Adesanya retained his 185-pound title in emphatic fashion by smashing Paulo Costa in the …read more

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Adesanya on ‘dumb’ Costa: ‘This was my 100th win,’ I understand his game

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Israel Adesanya knew the game Paulo Costa was playing ahead of their UFC 253 fight, Israel Adesanya has replied to those who doubted him …read more

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Israel Adesanya continues to troll Paulo Costa after UFC 253 win

Israel Adesanya isn’t letting Paulo Costa off the hook following their blockbuster middleweight title fight this past Saturday. Adesanya, the UFC middleweight champion, defended his title with a lopsided second-round …read more

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Watch Israel Adesanya soak in masterclass performance against Paulo Costa at UFC 253

UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya did exactly what he said he’d do at UFC 253 – maybe even better.
Adesanya (20-0 MMA, 9-0 UFC) finished Paulo Costa to retain his title …read more

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Morning Report: Colby Covington suggests Jorge Masvidal fight as a pay-per-view main event in Miami

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Even after a weekend where Israel Adesanya destroyed Paulo Costa and the UFC crowned a new light heavyweight champion, Colby Covington is still finding ways …read more

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Dana White weighs in on Paulo Costa’s “very weird” performance against Israel Adesanya at UFC 253

UFC President Dana White has shared his thoughts on Paulo Costa’s performance against Israel Adesanya at last night’s UFC 253 event. Costa and Adesanya put their undefeated records on the …read more

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Israel Adesanya reveals his father instructed him to lose the pink hair for UFC 253 bout with Paulo Costa

UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya revealed that his father is the one who told him to lose the pair hair for his fight at UFC 253. Adesanya took on his …read more

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Paulo Costa vows to return 'stronger' after title-fight loss to Israel Adesanya at UFC 253

Paulo Costa suffered the first setback of his professional career on Saturday when he lost to Israel Adesanya at UFC 253.
After promising to end Adesanya’s (20-0 MMA, 9-0 UFC) middleweight …read more

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Henry Cejudo responds after Israel Adesanya tells his coach Eric Albarracin: “Imma cum all over you”

Former UFC double champion Henry Cejudo responded after Israel Adesanya said that he was going to ejaculate on his coach Eric Albarracin. Adesanya knocked out Paulo Costa in the main …read more

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Khamzat Chimaev calls for Israel Adesanya title fight after UFC 253

Khamzat Chimaev wants to go straight to the top.
Following a spectacular title defense from Israel Adesanya (20-0 MMA, 9-0 UFC) against Paulo Costa on Saturday at UFC 253, Chimaev (9-0 …read more

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Dana White confused by Paulo Costa's performance in UFC 253 title fight: 'It was very weird'

ABU DHABI – Paulo Costa didn’t live up to expectations for his first UFC title fight according to Dana White.
The UFC president said he was confused by how the Brazilian …read more

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Adesanya: ‘If There Was A Hype Job, It Was Paulo Costa’

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Israel Adesanya breaks down his win over Paulo Costa and plans for his future at middleweight, light heavyweight, and even heavyweight. Following ‘easy’ win …read more

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Sean Shelby's Shoes: What's next for champs Israel Adesanya, Jan Blachowicz after UFC 253?

(ALSO SEE: Sean Shelby’s Shoes: What’s next for Paulo Costa, Dominick Reyes after UFC 253 losses?)
UFC 253 saw two spectacular title-fight performances close the card, with Israel Adesanya and Jan …read more

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Sean Shelby's Shoes: What's next for Paulo Costa, Dominick Reyes after UFC 253 losses?

(ALSO SEE: Sean Shelby’s Shoes: What’s next for champs Israel Adesanya, Jan Blachowicz after UFC 253?)
Although they both seemed poised to be champions, Paulo Costa and Dominick Reyes were beaten …read more

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Video | Israel Adesanya play humps Paulo Costa following TKO win

UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya was caught play-humping his rival Paulo Costa after knocking him out at UFC 253. Adesanya and Costa spent months talking smack to each other on …read more

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UFC 253: Israel Adesanya vs. Paulo Costa recap video

Watch the recap and highlights from the UFC 253: Adesanya vs. Costa middleweight championship main event fight between Israel Adesanya and Paulo Costa from Saturday’s event at the Flash Forum …read more

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Khamzat Chimaev reacts to Israel Adesanya defeating Paulo Costa at UFC 253

UFC welterweight and middleweight contender Khamzat Chimaev reacted to Israel Adesanya finishing Paulo Costa with strikes at UFC 253. Adesanya finished his rival Costa in the second round with strikes …read more

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Israel Adesanya explains why fighters who miss weight should be fined 90% of their purse

UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya explained why fighters who miss weight for their fights should be fined 90% of their purse. Adesanya, who defeated Paulo Costa in the main event …read more

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Video: Adesanya Humps Costa, Mocks Corner After TKO Win

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After finishing Paulo Costa at UFC 253, Adesanya paid the Brazilian back for months of trash talk with some serious disrespect. By now you’ve probably seen the killshot …read more

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Israel Adesanya knew exactly what Paulo Costa was going to do at UFC 253: ‘I told you he’s dumb, I’m smart’

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Israel Adesanya heard all the stories about Paulo Costa’s ferocious power and how the Brazilian was allegedly going to take his head off at …read more

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Israel Adesanya UFC 253 Post-Fight: ‘If you can’t hack it, go home’

UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya dismantled challenger Paulo Costa in the UFC 253 main event on Saturday at the Flash Forum in Abu Dhabi.

“The Last Stylebender” was too fast, too …read more

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UFC 253, The Morning After: Overcorrection Kills

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In an attempt not to play into Israel Adesanya’s game, Paulo Costa may have rounded off all the rough edges that made him championship …read more

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UFC 253 video recap: Adesanya cruises past Costa to win by TKO

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Israel Adesanya wiped the floor with Paulo Costa at UFC 253 to defend his middleweight title. In the main event of UFC 253, Israel …read more

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Paulo Costa issues quick statement following UFC 253 loss to Israel Adesanya

Paulo Costa suffered the first loss of his professional career in his bid to dethrone middleweight champion Israel Adesanya at tonight’s UFC 253 event. Despite promises that he would “kill …read more

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Israel Adesanya breaks down UFC 253 masterpiece against 'dumb' Paulo Costa

ABU DHABI – Israel Adesanya backed up his talk exactly as predicted against Paulo Costa on Saturday at UFC 253.
Adesanya (20-0 MMA, 9-0 UFC) said over and over in the …read more

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Fighters react to Israel Adesanya’s one-sided UFC 253 win over Paulo Costa

Middleweight champion Israel Adesanya defended his belt in the UFC 253 main event on Saturday and made it look easy. “The Last Stylebender” dominated Costa before stopping him in …read more

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Israel Adesanya routs Paulo Costa at UFC 253, leaving no doubts to his dominance

Someone’s O had to go! And it certainly wasn’t going to be Israel Adesanya’s.

Just under nine minutes into the UFC 253 headliner and Adesanya answered any questions as to who …read more

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Twitter reacts to Israel Adesanya's masterful title defense against Paulo Costa at UFC 253

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UFC 253 results: Israel Adesanya mauls Paulo Costa, retains middleweight title

Not all undefeated records are created the same.
Israel Adesanya reminded us of this Saturday night when he disposed off Paulo Costa in a battle of the unbeatens in the main …read more

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UFC 253 in Tweets: Pros react to Israel Adesanya’s flawless victory, ‘Polish Power’ of Jan Blachowicz

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The highly anticipated – and highly significant – middleweight title fight between champ Israel Adesanya and Paulo Costa was certainly exciting – but not anywhere near as …read more

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Adesanya retains UFC title with TKO of Costa

Israel Adesanya made it look easy against Paulo Costa, rolling to a TKO victory in the second round to retain his UFC middleweight title Saturday night at UFC 253 …read more

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Israel Adesanya dominates Paulo Costa, finishes with devastating second round knockout in UFC 253 main event

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It was supposed to be the toughest challenge of his career but Israel Adesanya made it look easy as he dominated Paulo Costa to …read more

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