UFC President Dana White has revealed the fight Nigeria’s Israel Adesanya will face in defense of the UFC middleweight title belt.
White, who has been lining up fights for two months despite the global Coronavirus pandemic, says Israel Adesanya will defend his UFC middleweight title against Paulo Costa.
In an interview with media before UFC on ESPN 11, White promised an ‘awesome’ August fight schedule and admitted the 185lbs-division was getting a huge title fight.
“August is insane and then you know how that usually works out as we end the year going into the fall. There’s always killer fights going into the fall, too.
“So, I mean with all the madness that’s going on in this world right now. This thing is good right now. Everything is so good right now in the UFC world.”
When probed about the Adesanya vs Costa fight, White replied: “Oh yeah! That fight’s happening.”