Join us in the video player above tonight for a ‘radio style’ play-by-play broadcast of the UFC 253 PPV (pay-per-view) MAIN CARD with LIVE updates, commentary, results & reactions in our Live YouTube Video Stream, which will begin at approximately 8:30-9PM CST, at the start of the Featured Preliminary bout between between Diego ‘Nightmare’ Sanchez & Jake ‘The Celtic Kid’ Matthews on our Combat Culture YouTube Channel.
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Tonight, the UFC showcases a card featuring a title fight for the UFC Middleweight Championship. In that featured bout we have Adesanya and Costa going at it in the main event of the UFC 253 PPV event, which is being broadcast from the #UFCFIGHTISLAND Fight Center off Dubai, United Arab Emeritus.
Our defending champion: Israel ‘The Last Stylebender’ Adesanya, enters the octagon with an undefeated 19-0 record. The 31-year old Nigerian Champion fighting out of New Zealand has been pitted up against the contender: Paulo ‘The Eraser’ Costa. Our challenger, holding an undefeated 13-0 fight record, enters the octagon a slight underdog. The 29-year old Brazilian brawler has a 3” height and 8” reach deficit going against his efforts to defeat Adesanya tonight.
Also on the card, a highly-anticipated light heavyweight scrap for our co-main event; it’s a battle for the UFC Vacant Light Heavyweight Championship between Dominick ‘The Devastator’ Reyes, who enters the octagon a moderate favorite, with a 12-1 record at 30 years of age, taking on fight veteran Jan Blachowicz with his 26-8 record at 37 years of age. As if that’s not enough, we also have an exciting flyweight tilt between Kai ‘Don’t Blink’ Kara-France and Brandon ‘Raw Dog’ Royval – which will have been preceded by a fully-packed undercard… what a fun night of fights we have to share with you!
Here’s a look at the upcoming fight card & records:
UFC 253: ‘ADESANYA VS. COSTA & REYES VS BLACHOWICZ’
MAIN PPV CARD | SAT. SEP 26 – 10PM/7PM ETPT
11. UFC Middleweight Championship – Israel Adesanya (19-0) vs. Paulo Costa (13-0)
10. UFC Vacant Light Heavyweight Championship – Dominick Reyes (12-1) vs. Jan Blachowicz (26-8)
9. 125lbs – Kai Kara-France (21-8) vs. Brandon Royval (11-4)
8. 145lbs – Ketlen Vieira (10-1) vs. Sijara Eubanks (6-4)
7. 155lbs – Hakeem Dawodu (11-1) vs. Zubaira Tukhugov (19-4)
Remember that BloodyElbow.com will deliver LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire UFC 253 fight card right HERE, starting with the Prelims at 8PM/5PM ETPT, with our main card start time at 10PM/7PM ETPT on the ESPN+ PPV.
For the AUDIO version of this stream, visit our Bloody Elbow Presents SoundCloud channel, RIGHT HERE SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 27th:
Although we are not providing a radio-style play-by-play prelims show, we do have a results post for you here on Bloody Elbow. Here is a look at the Prelims Card and current fight records going into the event:
PRELIMS | 7PM/4PM ETPT
6. 155lbs – Brad Riddell (8-1) vs. Alex da Silva (21-2)
5. 170lbs – Diego Sanchez (30-12) vs. Jake Matthews (16-4)
4. 145lbs – Shane Young (13-4) vs. Ľudovít Klein (16-2)
3. 205lbs – William Knight (8-1) vs. Aleksandar Camur (6-0)
2. 265lbs – Jeff Hughes (10-3) vs. Juan Espino (9-1)
1. 205lbs – Khadis Ibragimov (8-3) vs. Danilo Marques (9-2)
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Join us for the 6th ROUND POST-FIGHT SHOW, for hot takes, possible next fights, results, and reactions to the overall event with your Bloody Elbow hosts, Zane Simon & Eddie Mercado. Find this in-depth analysis to the UFC 253 event on our BE Presents YouTube and SoundCloud channels. Links for the Post-Fight Show will be updated RIGHT HERE during the night – after the fights are all wrapped up…
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