UFC 253: Adesanya Vs. Costa

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  1. Arerequired

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    Card: (may not be in the correct order)

    Middleweight Israel Adesanya vs. Paulo Costa
    Light Heavyweight Dominick Reyes vs. Jan Błachowicz
    Flyweight Kai Kara-France vs. Brandon Royval
    Bantamweight Ketlen Vieira vs. Sijara Eubanks
    Featherweight Hakeem Dawodu vs. Zubaira Tukhugov

    Prelims

    Lightweight Brad Riddell vs. Alex da Silva
    Welterweight Diego Sanchez vs. Jake Matthews
    Featherweight Shane Young vs. Ľudovít Klein
    Light Heavyweight William Knight vs. Aleksa Camur
    Heavyweight Jeff Hughes vs. Juan Espino
    Light Heavyweight Khadis Ibragimov vs. Danilo Marques

    I will try to create write-ups for the boxing events too, and I probably will not catch every boxing/MMA event today.

    Start time: 6 PST
     
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    Good win for Brad Riddell and a win for Jake Matthews I didn't catch.
     
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    Good win for sure, its a tough division and the more I watch the more certain that in a sport like this its very easy to just ignore certain fighters and never give them a chance or cut them after a close loss.

    The guy from Slovakia threw absolute bombs earlier in the night. It was his debut fight. I think Reyes wins ( he seems like an alright guy anyways), and the final will end early. Hopefully with the Nigerian laid out. The Brazilian looks to be on those magic yams.

    Its incredible we don't have a Bryce Mitchell thread on here yet. Its to be determined if he can get to the top. But from a personality standpoint he should be a castefootball favorite.
     
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    Yeah those improbable physiques:D, certain fighters seem to get exceptions, I would like Izzy to lose as well though I am worried about Costa's cardio but again it seems conspicuously good for someone his size. I think Reyes is more likely to win but let's see if Jan can possibly bring a finish.
     
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    Great wins for Klein, Matthews, and Riddell in the prelims! That was brutal finish for Klein and Matthews beat and bloodied Diego.
     
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    Oh God the Dawodu dedicates that fight to all his black people that are oppressed!

    The one time I cheered for a Chechen..
     
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    I wish Tug would have teed off on him when he was swaggering. It would be a pretty funny moment.
     
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    I wouldn't be able to tell that Shane Young wasn't a fully white man and is half Maori or Poly at first glance but any non-white ancestry is promoted so it makes it easier. I guess his eyes are a little off in some pictures.
     
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    Didn't realize he had some Maori blood either at first glance.
     
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    Kai Kara France another another White Maori mix. They sure are proud of their fighting Maori heritage!
     
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    Excellent 1st Rd for Jan! Landed a heavy kick to Reyes ribs, left an instant bruise the size of a softball.
     
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    WOW JAN

    Jan was hitting heavy ending Reyes.
     
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    Jan with the KO! Pretty impressive the resurgence for the Big Pole!
     
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    Huge shots landed in that one. Its too dangerous to try and wrap that guy up. Good to see another white guy with a belt. Light heavyweight seems to have a lot of europeans hovering around the top.
    Jon Jones looks too fat now to come back down to 205, so it should be good for a while.
     
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    Jones has arguably lost his last two fights (less arguably the Reyes one who Jan just beat) so it isn't really a given that he gets the belt back should he come back down even if the judges would be on his side. The competition has adapted and is getting better in my estimation.
     
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    Another muscly fighter picked apart by Adesanya from the outside :rolleyes:. But the difference is Yoel won in some people's book with the sheer lack of activity from both.
     
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    Costa was stuck in the mud.
     
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    Fancied Reyes to win the fight. Great performance from Jan, and as Bucky mentioned, great resurgence to see.

    Good win from the other champ, no class though.
     
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    Yeah, Jones got gift decisions in his last two fights. Having to play fair (not juicing), takes away a big part of the advantage he was bringing in. I doubt he will do much at heavyweight.

    Adesanya is yet another arrogant n'''. I was hoping Costa would steamroll him. I think the fight was stopped to early, and someone has to take a more Khabib approach to fighting him. Grab one of those skinny legs and get him on the ground.
     
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    I saw a couple of pics of adesanya from last night and he developed a serious case of gynocomastia from the obvious steroid use. I thought that was pretty amusing. Not like his opponent costa isn’t juicing though too.
     
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    It seemed to have gotten worse recently, I saw an image someone decided to make comparing Adesanya's gynecomastia now to past UFC events and it got significantly worse. The DWFs on the reddit MMA subreddits are making every excuse in the book even going so far as to blame it on puberty :jump1:. These are the same types who think Kamaru Usman (another Nigerian and a very boring champ who handed Woodley his first loss in a series of 3 for the belt) is not drugged to the gills, ignore him being twice the size of everyone else in the division with great cardio.
     
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    Hermansson might be able to.
     
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