UFC 253 is nearly upon us as Israel Adesanya puts his middleweight title on the line against Paulo Costa in Abu Dhabi this weekend.
The world of MMA is heading back to the UAE following their hugely successful ‘Fight Island’ cards earlier this summer.
|Event||UFC 253: Adesanya vs Costa|
|Date||Saturday 26 September 2020|
|Time||02:00 PM ET|
|Venue||UFC Fight Island, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, United Arab Emirates|
UFC 253: Fight card
- Israel Adesanya (c) vs Paulo Costa – Middleweight
- Dominick Reyes vs Jan Blachowicz – Light Heavyweight
- Hakeem Dawodu vs Zubaira Tukhugov – Featherweight
- Kai Kara-France vs Brandon Royval – Flyweight
- Ketien Vieira vs Sijara Eubanks – Women’s Bantamweight
- Diego Sanchez vs Jake Matthews – Welterweight
- Brad Riddell vs Alex Da Silva – Lightweight
- Shane Young vs Ludovit Klein – Featherweight
- William Knight vs Aleksa Camur – Light Heavyweight
- Juan Espino vs Jeff Hughes – Heavyweight
- Khadis Ibragimov vs Danilo Marques – Light Heavyweight
UFC 253: TV and live stream
UFC 253 will NOT be a pay-pre-view event in the UK and BT Sport 1 will broadcast the show.
Their coverage of the prelims will start at 1am on Sunday, September 27 with their main show starting at 3am ahead of Covington vs. Woodley at around 6am.
The show will be live streamed on BT Sport’s website and app.
The early prelims will be shown on UFC’s Fight Pass for subscribers as normal.
In the US, all prelim bouts will be simulcast on ESPN, ESPN Deportes and ESPN+ in English and Spanish.