UFC 253 – Israel defeats Costa to retain title.

Israel Adesanya was in pure flawless control while taking apart Paulo Costa. Israel would begin to dismantle his opponent’s left leg in the first round to setup body shots and a vicious left leg kick to Costa’s head in the second. Israel rearranged Costa’s face with a staggering shin kick to the right of Costa’s face. Causing excessive bleeding from his head. This head kick would take a toll on Costa’s movements as Israel would deliver a straight jab and then finally a blow to the temple to put Costa down for the win with a 2nd-round TKO. Costa’s downfall would be from showboating and not taking the match serious. Israel moves to 20-0 and remains the undefeated UFC Middleweight Champion. Costa moves to 13-1.