Fighters Predict: Israel Adesanya vs. Paulo Costa At UFC 253

Former UFC champions, past title challengers and future contenders all have their sights set on Israel Adesanya vs. Paulo Costa at UFC 253.

Eddie Alvarez, Jack Hermansson, Johnny Walker, Jon Fitch and Andre Fili are just a handful of fighters who shared their predictions for the UFC 253 main event with Fightful. Watch the video above for everyone's picks and continue below for an excerpt.

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"I like Costa in the first six minutes," Alvarez said. "If it doesn't happen then, I think Izzy will just chip him up, pick him apart and play the better game. Costa is going to be a lot to deal with in the first six minutes or so. If he doesn't get it done I feel like with Izzy's range, he's going to be able to keep the fight at an 80-inch range."

UFC 253 takes place on Saturday, September 26 from Fight Island in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi. The pay-per-view card is headlined by UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya and challenger Paulo Costa. Keep up with Fightful for all your fight night coverage.

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