Tonight is no ordinary fight night. UFC 253’s main event between, undefeated Middleweight champ, Israel Adesanya and, undefeated #1 contender, Paulo Costa feels like a prize fight.
Adesanya and Costa have been involved in a verbal war since I can remember and tonight they will settle it inside the octagon.
Also on this card, former Light heavyweight title challenger Dominick Reyes takes on Jan Blachowitz for the vacant Light heavyweight belt. Diego Sanchez vs Jake Matthews, Kai Kara France vs Brandon Royval and Hakeem Dawodu vs Zubaira Tukhugov are all bangers as well.
As far as the odds go, there’s tons of opportunity to cash out tonight. Only three fights on this card have a favorite over the -270 range. I love a few dogs on this card. You can find my full card plays on twitter @thiskid_coby5.
Israel Adesanya -180
This is Izzy’s fight to lose. Adesanya is a veteran of over 80 kickboxing matches as well as 19 martial arts bouts. He is one of the most, if not the most, technically sound martial artists on the planet. The only was Paulo Costa defeats Israel Adesanya is by KO early in the fight. The issues with that are Izzy has some of the best striking defense in the world and Paulo Costa has never went five rounds. I will tail my boy @smoke_sports1 with the over in this fight as well. Some of my favorite shots in the dark here are Adesanya winning in round 3 +850 or Adesanya in round 4. A play I love is Adesanya by TKO/KO +140.
Kai Kara France by Dec -115