One of the most anticipated fights of the year between UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya and Paulo Costa is almost here and is set to take place this weekend at the Yas Islands in Abu Dhabi in the main event of UFC 253.
Both Israel Adesanya and Paulo Costa are coming off of a decision win over Yoel Romero at UFC 248 and UFC 241 respectively. The fight has a lot of hype surrounding it and it is a guaranteed firework for fans alike.
UFC president Dana White has gone as far as calling it as the potential ‘Fight of the year’ kind of fight.
In the co-main event, a mouth-watering light-heavyweight clash between Dominick Reyes and Jan Blachowicz is set to take place for the vacant UFC light heavyweight title. Former champion Jon Jones vacated the title in order to move up a weight class and this has left the title vacant and it’s for the first time in nearly nine years that someone, not names Jon Jones or Daniel Cormier will be crowned as the Light Heavyweight champion.
Dominick Reyes is coming off of a close decision loss to Jon Jones earlier this year in February, whereas, Jan Blachowicz is coming off of a first-round KO loss over Corey Anderson at UFC Fight Night 167.
The MMA India Show brings you another series of “The Prediction”, where, I, Jay Rock, analyse the upcoming fight cards and giving my predictions, analysis, betting tips and giving you a chance to improve your Verdict score.
For the last fight card, I went 6-0, improving my overall record to 40-10 in the last eight cards. Check out my previous predictions here.
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Now let’s get back to the UFC 253 card.
Middleweight: Israel Adesanya (1.55) vs. Paulo Costa (2.63)
Jay Rock’s Money Line prediction: Israel Adesanya wins outright.
Props: Israel Adesanya wins via decision.
Light Heavyweight: Dominick Reyes (1.34) vs. Jan Blachowicz (3.38)
Jay Rock’s Money Line prediction: Dominick Reyes wins outright.
Props: Dominick Reyes defeats Jan Blachowicz wins via decision.
Flyweight: Kai Kara-France (1.41) vs. Brandon Rovyal (3.06)
Jay Rock’s Money Line prediction: Brandon Rovyal wins outright
Props: Brandon Royval beats Kai Kara France via submission.
Women’s bantamweight: Ketlen Viera (1.51) vs. Sijara Eubanks (2.67)
Jay Rock’s Money Line prediction: Ketlen Viera wins outright.
Props: Ketlen Viera wins via decision.
Featherweight: Hakeem Dawodu (2.21) vs. Zubaira Tukhugov (1.71)
Jay Rock’s Money Line prediction: Hakeen Dawodu wins outright.
Props: Hakeen Dawodu defeats Zubaira Tukhugov via stoppage (KO/TKO/SUB) OR alternatively bet on Hakeem Dawodu vs Zubaira Tukhugov to not go the distance.