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Paulo Costa demands UFC title fight rematch after Israel Adesanya humping incident

Paulo Costa demanded a rematch with Israel Adesanya on Monday – two days after he misplaced by technical knockout within the second spherical at UFC 253 in a UFC Middleweight Championship combat.

After Adesanya was dominated the winner, he appeared to hump Acosta whereas he was down on the mat. Acosta took a challenge with Adesanya’s actions and referred to as the Nigerian star “human trash.”

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“I disapprove 100%,” he instructed TMZ Sports activities. “To me, that is mortal now. No person can cease me.”

Costa mentioned he will probably be prepared subsequent time.

“I am not [making an] excuse right here to my individuals, to my followers,” he mentioned. “However I will probably be 100% to combat him and to make him pay. That is my phrase. Save my phrases.”

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Adesanya made no allusions to a rematch with Costa. He instructed ESPN after the combat that he envisions Jared Cannonier getting the following title shot.

Adesanya was in a position to join on a number of leg kicks by way of the primary two rounds. He landed a number of head hicks and was in a position to get Costa onto the mat and strike his head earlier than the referee intervened and stopped the combat. He picked up his twentieth victory in blended martial arts. but he loses.

Adesanya’s combat in opposition to Costa — held on Battle Island in Abu Dhabi — was his second in 2020. He defeated Yoel Romero through unanimous determination on March 7 in Las Vegas to defend his middleweight title.

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He received the interim UFC Middleweight Championship at UFC 236 in opposition to Kelvin Gastelum in Atlanta through unanimous determination. He then received and unified the title together with his victory over Robert Whittaker in Melbourne through knockout.

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