UFC president Dana White confirms Israel Adesanya will face Paulo Costa for middleweight title


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.

Israel Adesanya defeated Yoel Romero back in March after Paulo Costa was ruled out due to injury and now he is back fit Dana White says the deal for them to fight has been agreed.

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.

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“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.”

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