UFC 253: Adesanya Vs. Costa Main Event Betting Odds And Pick
It’s great when two undefeated studs clash in a UFC main event. It’s even better when they don’t like each other.
Israel Adesanya and Paulo Costa are set to meet at the Flash Forum on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Also known as Fight Island.
The showdown should deliver a lot of blows and not much grappling. The expectations are high for this fight.
What the UFC Odds Say About the Adesanya vs. Costa Fight
|Israel Adesanya||vs.||Paulo Costa|
|O 2.5 (-140)||Total||U 2.5 (+110)|
|Bet On Israel Adesanya vs. Paulo Costa Fight At MyBookie.ag|
The Nigerian Israel Adesanya is the favorite for this meeting at -175. You will need to lay down $175 to win $100 with his victory.
The Brazilian Paulo Costa pays +145, if he records the upset.
Because it’s a title fight, it is a five-round battle. The over and under is at 2.5 rounds at MyBookie.
UFC 253 Details
- Date: Saturday, September 26, 2020
- Time: 7:00 PM ET
- Venue: Yas Island, Abu Dhabi
What We Know About Israel Adesanya
Israel Adesanya is the current middleweight champion. He took the belt from Robert Whittaker back in October 2019 and successfully defended it against Yoel Romero in March this year.
Adesanya is 19-0 in his career, with 14 of those wins coming via KO/TKO. Yet, as the competition gets more challenging, the chance to end people quickly gets thinner.
He has won five of his previous seven fights via decision, including his last against Romero.
Israel Adesanya is getting love in his home country of Nigeria. Here is a billboard promoting his title fight this weekend. pic.twitter.com/rpwOBlRiLh— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) September 22, 2020
Israel’s coming-out party was in 2019 when he took down the legend Anderson Silva. Since that win, his opportunities for more high profile fights became available.
He’s a kickboxer specialist who looks to end fights in the first few rounds, but his latest showings haven’t delivered those results.
What We Know About Paulo Costa
Paulo Costa is also unbeaten after 13 fights. Eleven of those wins were via KO/TKO. He’s also a powerful finisher.
His last outing was against Yoel Romero, but it was more than a year ago. He beat Romero via decision on August 2019 in Anaheim. The win by decision ended his run of five straight victories ending in TKOs or KOs.
The victory against Romero is the only time Costa didn’t end his opponent early. The other win that wasn’t via TKO was a submission (rear-naked choke) victory against Eduardo Ramon in 2016.
Paulo Costa also has a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. But he only uses his BJJ technique for defense against takedowns. He’s too aggressive and always wants to end everything with a single punch.
Israel Adesanya vs. Paulo Costa UFC 253 Prediction
Costa is a brawler. One punch and he could end Adesanya or anyone.
The problem is, there’s a reason why Israel is the favorite.
He has an advantage in reach and technique. He’s a slick fighter who moves around well, counters with precision, and usually fights on his terms.
Our bets would be on Israel Adesanya -175 and Over 2.5 rounds (-140).
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