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Who won Adesanya vs Costa?
Israel Adesanya beat Paulo Costa by during the main event of UFC 253, on Saturday 26th September 2020 at UFC Fight Island in Abu Dhabi.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Israel Adesanya.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 5 rounds in the Middleweight division, which meant the weight limit was 185 pounds (13.2 stone or 83.9 KG).
This contest was for the UFC middleweight championship.
Adesanya vs Costa stats
Israel Adesanya stepped into the octagon with an undefeated record of 19 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 14 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Paulo Costa made his way to the cage with an unblemished record of 13 wins and 0 draws, with 11 of those by knock out and 1 by submission.
The stats suggested Costa had an advantage in power over Adesanya, with a 85% knock out percentage over Adesanya's 74%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Costa had a slight advantage over Adesanya, with a 8% submission rate over Adesanya's 0%.
Israel Adesanya was the older man by 2 years, at 34 years old.
Adesanya had a height advantage of 3 inches over Costa. That also extended to a 8-inch reach advantage.
Adesanya was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 6 more fights, and made his debut in 2012, 28 days later than Costa, whose first professional fight was in 2012. He had fought 48 more professional rounds, 76 to Costa's 28.
Adesanya's last 3 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 7 months and 19 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 10 months and 17 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 9 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Adesanya vs Costa?
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