Someone’s 0 is going to go at UFC 253.
The promotional video has been released for the upcoming middleweight title fight between reigning champion Israel Adesanya and No. 1 contender Paulo Costa, which is scheduled to take place on Sept. 26 at a location still to be finalized.
Adesanya, unbeaten at 19-0, seeks his second straight title defense after outpointing Yoel Romero at UFC 248 in March. His list of conquests also includes Robert Whittaker, Kelvin Gastelum, and Anderson Silva, and he looks to become the first man to defeat Costa.
At 13-0, Costa has emerged as the next man up at 185 pounds. He owns 11 career knockouts including four in the UFC. The beef between he and Adesanya has steadily grown as fight night approaches.
UFC 253 will air live on pay-per-view exclusively on the ESPN+ streaming service.