UFC 253 is on Saturday night in the United States, but the card will actually commence on Sunday morning. It will be the time change from Gulf Standard Time in Abu Dhabi at Fight Island that will allow the card to take place on Saturday September 26 halfway across the world.
UFC 253 has two title fights and features one of the most anticipated bouts of the year between Israel Adesanya and Paulo Costa.
PointsBet Sportsbook has odds on all of the fights and a couple of good promotions for you to check out as the action moves along. In the main event, Adesanya, who is the current champion, is the -180 favorite as he looks to improve to 20-0 in his career. The underdog is also undefeated, as Costa heads to the Octagon at +142 in search of his 14th career win.
This is the first fight between undefeated men for a title since UFC 98 when Rashad Evans and Lyoto Machida squared off. One of the promotions for UFC 253 at PointsBet Sportsbook is that you can get boosted odds on Adesanya to bump his price down to -135. The maximum bet on the fight is $50, but Adesanya at -135 is a much stronger bet than his -175 or -180 price elsewhere.
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The main event between Adesanya and Costa isn’t the only fight on the card by any means.
The vacant light heavyweight championship is on the line as well between Dominick Reyes and Jan Blachowicz. Reyes is a huge favorite in that fight and will likely get his chance to claim the title after losing to Jon “Bones” Jones earlier this year for that exact same strap.
Kai Kara-France and Brandon Royval will square off with the winner potentially getting a flyweight title shot down the line. Hakeem Dawodu and Zubaira Tukhugov will also meet in a very interesting matchup.
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