Israel Adesanya will step out to defend his middleweight title against Paulo Costa on Saturday in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.


This clash would be enticing with both fighters remain undefeated in their professional careers and they have thrown series of jabs at each other going into this encounter.


They will trade those words for punches and kicks on Saturday in the main event of UFC 253, both fighters have a combined victory of 32-0 with both yet to suffer a defeat.


The Nigeria-born Adesanya (19-0) is prepared to face top contender in the division, he defeated Yoel Romero in March and winning a unanimous decision.


Adesanya, 31, is now faced with Da Costa as his next challenger for the middleweight title belt.
Da Costa has been amazing in his recent outing, the Brazilian has a physically-imposing sculpted physique, he is simply built for the game.


The 29-year-old weighs 185 pounds and harbours perhaps more raw power than the division has ever seen.


Costa (13-0) has stopped 11 of his opponents by knockout, and only one of his professional MMA fights has gone to the scorecards.


He has gone toe to toe with the division fighters devastating knockout power, he won a unanimous decision in a wild bout that received Fight of the Year consideration.


Adesanya is offered odds of 1.50 to win the bout by BetPay while Costa is tagged with an odd of 2.35 to win the clash.


PREDICTION:
Adesanya to win with a unanimous decision.

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