UFC 253: Adesanya vs. Costa takes place at Flash Forum on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi, UAE aka “Fight Island”. The five-fight main card airs live on pay-per-view featuring two title bouts.
In the main event undefeated middleweight champion Israel Adesanya (19-0) makes the second defense of his belt against unbeaten challenger Paulo Costa (13-0). In the co-main event Dominick Reyes (12-1) and Jan Blachowicz (26-8) challenge for a vacant light heavyweight title. The complete fight card can be found below.
UFC 253 date and start time in the United States
MMA fans in the United States can watch UFC 253: Adesanya vs. Costa main card live on ESPN+ PPV in English and Spanish. The date and start time is scheduled for Saturday, September 26 at 10 pm ET / 7 pm PT. The preliminary card on ESPN2, ESPN Deportes, ESPN+ is set for 8 pm ET / 5 pm PT, following the early prelims, kicking off at 7 pm ET / 4 pm PT also on ESPN2, ESPN Deportes, ESPN+.
UFC 253 date and time in Australia
The fight fans in Australia can watch UFC 253: Adesanya vs. Costa live on pay-per-view on Fetch and Main Event. The main card date and start time is scheduled for Sunday, September 27 at 12 pm AEST / 10 am AWST. The preliminary card is set for 10 am AEST / 8 am AWST on UFC Fight Pass. The early preliminary card kicks off the event at 9 am AEST / 7 am AWST also on UFC Fight Pass. The complete schedule Australia wide, including all States and Territories, can be found here.
UFC 253 date and start time in New Zealand
UFC 253: Adesanya vs. Costa main card date and start time in New Zealand is scheduled for Sunday, September 27 at 2 pm NZST live on pay-per-view. The preliminary card is set for 12 pm NZST, following the early preliminary bouts at 11 am NZST. Both card card are available on UFC Fight Pass.
UFC 253 date and start time in the United Kingdom
UFC 253 main card start time in the UK is scheduled for Sunday, September 27 at 3 am BST live on BT Sport 1. The preliminary card is set for 1 am BST on BT Sport 1 and Fight Pass, following the early prelims kicking off at midnight on UFC Fight Pass.
UFC 253 fight card
- Israel Adesanya vs. Paulo Costa
- Dominick Reyes vs. Jan Blachowicz
- Kai Kara-France vs. Brandon Royval
- Ketlen Vieira vs. Sijara Eubanks
- Hakeem Dawodu vs. Zubaira Tukhugov
- Brad Riddell vs. Alex Da Silva Coelho
- Diego Sanchez vs. Jake Matthews
- Shane Young vs. Ludovit Klein
- William Knight vs. Aleksa Camur
Early Preliminary Card
- Juan Espino vs. Jeff Hughes
- Khadis Ibragimov vs. Danilo Marques