UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya defends the gold against Paulo Costa tomorrow night in the main event of UFC 253.
Both fighters successfully made weight for tomorrow night’s event, but things did briefly get physical between the two during the face-off. Things began when Costa showed off his black belt before handing Adesanya a white belt and Adesanya responded by throwing the belt back at Costa.
The UFC Instagram page captured the incident:
UFC 253 takes place on Saturday, September 26 from Fight Island in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi with Israel Adesanya and Paulo Costa headlining. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, which streams live on ESPN+ pay-per-view.