The time has arrived for UFC 253.
Tonight, September 26, UFC 253 will take place on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi. In the main event, UFC Middleweight Champion Israel Adesanya will put his gold on the line against Paulo Costa. The co-main event will also feature a championship bout. Dominick Reyes and Jan Blachowicz will collide for the vacant UFC Light-Heavyweight Championship.
The main card of UFC 253 also features Kai Kara-France vs. Brandon Royval. Sijara Eubanks vs. Ketlen Vieira and Hakeem Dawodu vs. Zubaira Tukhugov will also be showcased on the main card. Check out the weigh-ins here if you missed it.
The UFC 253 card begins with the early prelims on ESPN2 and ESPN+ at 7 p.m. ET. The prelims will continue at 8 p.m. ET before the main card at 10 p.m. ET.
Main Card (PPV, 10 p.m. ET)
Israel Adesanya (c) def. Paulo Costa via TKO (strikes) – R2, 3:59 – for UFC Middleweight Title
Jan Blachowicz def. Dominick Reyes via TKO (punches) – R2, 4:36 – for vacant UFC Light-Heavyweight Title
Brandon Royval def. Kai Kara-France via submission (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 (28-29, 30-27, 29-28)
Prelims (ESPN2, ESPN+, 8 p.m. ET)
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 (strikes) – R1, 1:16
William Knight def. Aleksa Camur via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
Prelims (ESPN2, ESPN+, 7 p.m. ET)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)