UFC 253 is underway at Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, and The Body Lock is here to bring you live results and highlights.
The main event of the evening is a UFC Middleweight Championship matchup featuring renowned striker Israel Adesanya facing off against the heavy-hitting challenger, Paulo Costa.
In the co-main event, Dominick Reyes will face off with Jan Blachowicz for the recently vacated UFC Light Heavyweight Championship.
The main card also hosts Kai Kara-France vs. Brandon Royval, Ketlen Vieira vs. Sijara Eubanks, and Hakeem Dawodu vs. Zubaira Tukhogov.
Stay tuned for live results and updates from UFC 253.
UFC 253 results
Main Card – 10:00pm (ET) on ESPN+ PPV
- Israel Adesanya def. Paulo Costa via KO/TKO – R2, 3:59 🏆
- Jan Blachowicz def. Dominick Reyes via KO/TKO – R2, 4:36 🏆
- Brandon Royval def. Kai Kara-France via guillotine choke – R2, 0:48
- Ketlen Vieira def. Sijara Eubanks via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
- Hakeem Dawodu def. Zubaira Tukhugov via split decision (30-27, 29-28, 28-29)
- 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 KO/TKO (strikes) – R1, 1:16
- William Knight def. Aleksa Camur via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
- Juan Espino def. Jeff Hughes via submission (scarf hold) – R1, 3:48
- Danilo Marques def. Khadis Ibragimov via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
UFC 253 video highlights
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