The UFC has returned to Fight Island. UFC 253 will take place on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi on Saturday, September 26, with titles on the line in both the main and co-main events.
In the night’s main event, someone’s “0” has to go as undefeated champion Israel Adesanya meets undefeated rising contender Paulo Costa for the promotion’s middleweight title.
In the co-main event spot, Dominick Reyes will challenge for the UFC light heavyweight title a second time as he meets Jan Blachowicz at 205-pounds. The title’s ownership is currently vacant after Jon Jones relinquished the belt earlier this year, citing a move up to heavyweight.
UFC 253 takes place Saturday at Flash Forum with the main card airing on pay-per-view following prelims on ESPN2 and ESPN+.
Today’s weigh-ins will begin at 9 a.m. ET.
UFC 253 weigh-in results below:
Main Card (ESPN+ pay-per-view, 10 p.m. ET)
Israel Adesanya (184) vs. Paulo Costa (185) – for UFC middleweight title
Dominick Reyes (205) vs. Jan Blachowicz (205) – for vacant UFC light heavyweight title
Kai Kara France (126) vs. Brandon Royval (126)
Ketlen Vieira (136) vs. Sijara Eubanks (136)
Hakeem Dawodu (145) vs. Zubaira Tukhugov (150)*
Preliminary Card (ESPN+, ESPN2, 8 p.m. ET)
Brad Riddell (156) vs. Alex da Silva Coelho (156)
Diego Sanchez (170) vs. Jake Matthews (170)
Shane Young (146) vs. L’udovit Klein (150)**
William Knight (205) vs. Aleksa Camur (206)
Early Preliminary Card (ESPN+/UFC Fight Pass, 7 p.m. ET)
Juan Espino (255) vs. Jeff Hughes (258)
Khadis Ibragimov (206) vs. Danilo Marques (206)
*Tukhugov comes in 4-pounds over the 156-pound limit
**Klein comes in 4-pounds over the 146-pound limit