UFC 253 fight card, start times & betting odds

  • Middleweight Title Bout • Israel Adesanya won by KO/TKO at 03:59 of Round 2
    Israel Adesanya - MMA fighterI. Adesanya -185 vs. P. Costa +160Paulo Costa - MMA fighter
  • Light Heavyweight Title Bout • Jan Blachowicz won by KO/TKO at 04:36 of Round 2
    Dominick Reyes - MMA fighterD. Reyes -245 vs. J. Blachowicz +210Jan Blachowicz - MMA fighter
  • Flyweight Bout • Brandon Royval won by SUB at 0:48 of Round 2
    Kai Kara France - MMA fighterK. France -210 vs. B. Royval +175Brandon Royval - MMA fighter
  • Women's Bantamweight Bout • Ketlen Vieira won by DEC at 05:00 of Round 3
    Ketlen Vieira - MMA fighterK. Vieira -215 vs. S. Eubanks +185Sijara Eubanks - MMA fighter
  • Featherweight Bout • Hakeem Dawodu won by DEC at 05:00 of Round 3
    Hakeem Dawodu - MMA fighterH. Dawodu -110 vs. Z. Tukhugov +110Zubaira Tukhugov - MMA fighter
  • Lightweight Bout • Brad Riddell won by DEC at 05:00 of Round 3
    Brad Riddell - MMA fighterB. Riddell -340 vs. A. da Silva +270Alex da Silva - MMA fighter
  • Welterweight Bout • Jake Matthews won by DEC at 05:00 of Round 3
    Diego Sanchez - MMA fighterD. Sanchez +570 vs. J. Matthews -865Jake Matthews - MMA fighter
  • Featherweight Bout • Ludovit Klein won by KO/TKO at 01:16 of Round 1
    Shane Young - MMA fighterS. Young +115 vs. L. Klein -135Ludovit Klein - MMA fighter
  • Light Heavyweight Bout • William Knight won by DEC at 05:00 of Round 3
    William Knight - MMA fighterW. Knight +130 vs. A. Camur -145Aleksa Camur - MMA fighter
  • Heavyweight Bout • Juan Espino won by SUB at 03:48 of Round 1
    Juan Espino - MMA fighterJ. Espino -350 vs. J. Hughes +280Jeff Hughes - MMA fighter
  • Light Heavyweight Bout • Danilo Marques won by DEC at 05:00 of Round 3
    Khadis Ibragimov - MMA fighterK. Ibragimov -210 vs. D. Marques +180Danilo Marques - MMA fighter

Who won the main event fight between Israel Adesanya vs Paulo Costa?

Betting favorite Israel Adesanya(-185) proved the bookmakers right with a win by KO/TKO at 03:59 of Round 2.

Were there any betting upsets at UFC 253?

There were 4 betting upsets at UFC 253. Dominick Reyes vs Jan Blachowicz (Jan Blachowicz won by KO/TKO at 04:36 of Round 2), Kai Kara France vs Brandon Royval (Brandon Royval won by SUB at 0:48 of Round 2), William Knight vs Aleksa Camur (William Knight won by DEC at 05:00 of Round 3) and Khadis Ibragimov vs Danilo Marques (Danilo Marques won by DEC at 05:00 of Round 3) all ended with the betting underdog winning the fight.

How many of the UFC 253 fights went the distance?

There were 6 fights that ended by decision.

  • Ketlen Vieira vs Sijara Eubanks (Ketlen Vieira won by DEC at 05:00 of Round 3)
  • Hakeem Dawodu vs Zubaira Tukhugov (Hakeem Dawodu won by DEC at 05:00 of Round 3)
  • Brad Riddell vs Alex da Silva (Brad Riddell won by DEC at 05:00 of Round 3)
  • Diego Sanchez vs Jake Matthews (Jake Matthews won by DEC at 05:00 of Round 3)
  • William Knight vs Aleksa Camur (William Knight won by DEC at 05:00 of Round 3)
  • Khadis Ibragimov vs Danilo Marques (Danilo Marques won by DEC at 05:00 of Round 3)

How many submissions where there at UFC 253?

There were 2 fights that ended with submission finishes.

  • Kai Kara France vs Brandon Royval (Brandon Royval won by SUB at 0:48 of Round 2)
  • Juan Espino vs Jeff Hughes (Juan Espino won by SUB at 03:48 of Round 1)

How many knockouts where there at UFC 253?

There were 3 fights that ended via knockout.

  • Israel Adesanya vs Paulo Costa (Israel Adesanya won by KO/TKO at 03:59 of Round 2)
  • Dominick Reyes vs Jan Blachowicz (Jan Blachowicz won by KO/TKO at 04:36 of Round 2)
  • Shane Young vs Ludovit Klein (Ludovit Klein won by KO/TKO at 01:16 of Round 1)

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Who was favorite to win between Israel Adesanya vs Paulo Costa?

Israel Adesanya was a -185 betting favorite. Placing a bet on Adesanya means you would need to bet $185 in order to win $100.

Paulo Costa was a +160 underdog. If you bet $100 on Costa then you would win $160.

Who was the biggest betting favorite on the UFC 253 card?

The fight between Diego Sanchez vs Jake Matthews was the biggest betting mismatch, with Jake Matthews installed as the biggest favorite on the UFC 253 card.

Jake Matthews was a -865 betting favorite. Placing a bet on Matthews means you would need to bet $865 in order to win $100.

Diego Sanchez was a +570 underdog. If you bet $100 on Sanchez then you would win $570.

How many fights were on the UFC 253 card?

There were 11 fights scheduled for UFC 253 which is headlined by Israel Adesanya vs Paulo Costa.

How many fights were canceled on the UFC 253 card?

2 fights have been scratched from the UFC 253 card, including Claudia Gadelha vs Yan Xiaonan and Shane Young vs Nate Landwehr.


UFC 253 fight cancellations