UFC 253 Israel Adesanya vs. Paulo Costa results

Israel Adesanya shut up Paulo Costa on Saturday night in a dominant defense of his middleweight title, winning by TKO in the second round.

Adesanya battered Costa’s front leg with kicks to quiet the Brazilian fighter’s trash talking in the early going, and by the start of Round 2, Costa had bruises up and down his lower-half.

Adesanya opened up Costa’s face with a high kick at the start of the second round, then finished off his challenger with a left counter-punch to the dome. Costa stumbled backward and could not recover.

  • Israel Adesanya (c) def. Paulo Costa via second-round TKO (strikes)
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  • Brad Riddell def. Alex Da Silva via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Jake Matthews def. Diego Sanchez via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-26)
  • Ludovit Klein def. Shane Young via first-round TKO (head kick, punches)
  • William Knight def. Aleksa Camur via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)

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