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UFC 253 play-by-play and live results

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ABU DHABI – MMA Junkie was on scene and reporting live from Saturday’s UFC 253 event.

The event took place at Flash Forum at Yas Island in Abu Dhabi. The main card aired on pay-per-view following prelims on ESPN2 and ESPN+.

In the main event, middleweight champion Israel Adesanya (20-0 MMA, 9-0 UFC) puts his title on the line against Paulo Costa (13-1 MMA, 5-1 UFC). In the co-main event, the light heavyweight title vacated by Jon Jones eas up for grabs when Jan Blachowicz (27-8 MMA, 10-5 UFC) took on recent title challenger Dominick Reyes (12-2 MMA, 6-2 UFC), who suffered a close loss to Jones earlier this year.

To discuss the show, be sure to check out our UFC 253 discussion thread. You can also get behind-the-scenes coverage and other event notes from on-site reporter John Morgan (@MMAjunkieJohn) on Twitter.

Enjoy the fights, everyone.

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