Israel Adesanya vs Paulo Costa; Middleweight Title Bout Set for UFC 253
Most anticipated grudge fight between the UFC middleweight champion Israel "The Last Stylebender" Adesanya and No. 2 ranked unbeaten contender Paulo "The Eraser" Costa is finally set for UFC 253 on September 19. After defeating Robert Whitaker, Adesanya called out Costa, calling him an "overly inflated balloon animal", insinuating that Costa is on Performance-Enhancing Drugs. Costa took to Twitter and replied "Adesanya is cocky and needs to be humbled".