Israel Adesanya, Paulo Costa, Dominick Reyes and Jan Blachowicz intimately locked eyes against the scenic backdrop of Fight Island ahead of UFC 253.
The fights are no joke but there is something a touch romantic about these pre-fight faceoffs. UFC President Dana White hosted a pre-fight press conference with Saturday's main event and co-main event stars. Afterwards, UFC middleweight champion Adesanya and title challenge Costa faced off for the press. UFC light heavyweight contenders Reyes and Blachowicz also engaged in a stare down.
You can watch the stare-downs in the video above and watch the complete UFC 253 pre-fight press conference embedded below.
Adesanya defends his UFC middleweight title against Paulo Costa in the main event of UFC 253 on Saturday, September 26. The event takes place at Fight Island on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi and airs on pay-per-view. Keep up with Fightful for all your fight night coverage.