UFC 253 ‘Embedded,’ No. 5: A wild stare down

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The UFC returns to “Struggle Island” on Saturday evening, as UFC 253 kicks off the corporate’s subsequent residency within the Center East.

UFC 253 takes place Saturday at Flash Discussion board at Yas Island in Abu Dhabi. The principle card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on ESPN2 and ESPN+.

Two title fights prime the cardboard. The principle occasion is a grudge match, as middleweight championIsrael Adesanya (19-Zero MMA, 8-Zero UFC) defends his belt in opposition to Paulo Costa (13-Zero MMA, 5-Zero UFC). And a brand new UFC gentle heavyweight champ might be topped, with Jan Blachowicz(26-Eight MMA, 9-5 UFC) vs. Dominick Reyes (12-1 MMA, 6-1 UFC) set to fill the belt vacated by former champion Jon Jones.

The fifth episode of “Embedded” take us by means of press conferences, weight cuts and weigh-ins. Right here’s the UFC’s description:

Israel Adesanya’s staff recruits a cameraman. At a beachside presser, Adesanya and Paulo Costa face off in entrance of Dana White; so do Jan Blachowicz and Dominick Reyes. Kilos are shed earlier than the weigh-in, the place the primary eventers have a spicy staredown.

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