Royval vs. Kara-France Given “Fight of the Night” Award, Champions Earn Bonuses At UFC 253

A flyweight matchup between Brandon Royval and Kai Kara-France was awarded the "Fight of the Night" bonus for Saturday's UFC 253 card from Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Along with the award was "Performance of the Night" bonuses handed to champions Jan Blachowicz and Israel Adesanya. All fighters given bonuses have been … Continue reading Royval vs. Kara-France Given “Fight of the Night” Award, Champions Earn Bonuses At UFC 253

UFC 253: Israel Adesanya vs. Paulo Costa Play-by-Play

Looking to defend his UFC Middleweight Championship for the second time, Israel Adesanya fought Paulo Costa in the main event of Saturday night's UFC 253 card. Here's how the matchup went. Bout 11: Israel Adesanya (19-0) vs. Paulo Costa (13-0) (UFC Middleweight Championship) Adesanya landed three kicks to the lead leg of Costa to start … Continue reading UFC 253: Israel Adesanya vs. Paulo Costa Play-by-Play

UFC 253: Dominick Reyes vs. Jan Blachowicz Play-by-Play

In the co-main event of UFC 253, Dominick Reyes and Jan Blachowicz fought for the vacant UFC Light Heavyweight Championship. Here's how their fight went. Bout 10: Dominick Reyes (12-1) vs. Jan Blachowicz (26-8) (Vacant UFC Light Heavyweight Championship) Reyes opened the fight with a couple of leg kicks. Both fighters worked a slow pace … Continue reading UFC 253: Dominick Reyes vs. Jan Blachowicz Play-by-Play

UFC 253: Kai Kara-France vs. Brandon Royval Play-by-Play

Ranked flyweights Kai Kara-France and Brandon Royval fought on Saturday's UFC 253 card. Here's how their fight went. Bout 9: Kai Kara-France (21-8) vs. Brandon Royval (11-4) (Flyweight) Kara-France dropped Royval in the first minute with an overhand right. Royval got up from the punch and dropped Kara-France with a spinning back elbow. Royval had … Continue reading UFC 253: Kai Kara-France vs. Brandon Royval Play-by-Play

UFC 253: Ketlen Vieira vs. Sijara Eubanks Play-by-Play

Taking a short-notice fight only days after her last win, Sijara Eubanks fought Ketlen Vieira on Saturday's UFC 253 main card. Here's how their fight went. Bout 8: Ketlen Vieira (10-1) vs. Sijara Eubanks (6-4) (Bantamweight) Vieira put Eubanks against the cage immediately. They separated a minute later. Eubanks landed a clean counter right hand … Continue reading UFC 253: Ketlen Vieira vs. Sijara Eubanks Play-by-Play

UFC 253: Hakeem Dawodu vs. Zubaira Tukhugov Play-by-Play

Saturday's UFC 253 pay-per-view card kicked off with a featherweight bout between Hakeem Dawodu and Zubaira Tukhugov. Here's how their matchup panned out. Bout 7: Hakeem Dawodu (11-1-1) vs. Zubaira Tukhugov (19-4-1) (Featherweight) The fight started slow as both fighters have a bit of a feeling out process. Tukhugov landed a left hook in the … Continue reading UFC 253: Hakeem Dawodu vs. Zubaira Tukhugov Play-by-Play

UFC 253: Brad Riddell vs. Alex da Silva Play-by-Play

Finishing off Saturday night's preliminary card, Brad Riddell faced Alex da Silva. Here's how their lightweight fight went. Bout 6: Brad Riddell (8-1) vs. Alex da Silva (21-2) (Lightweight) Da Silva landed a three-strike combination early, landing a leg kick before connecting with two hooks to the head. Da Silva landed a takedown in the … Continue reading UFC 253: Brad Riddell vs. Alex da Silva Play-by-Play

UFC 253: Diego Sanchez vs. Jake Matthews Play-by-Play

UFC veteran Diego Sanchez was matched with Jake Matthews on the preliminary card of Saturday's UFC 253 card. The fight went like this. Bout 5: Diego Sanchez (30-12) vs. Jake Matthews (16-4) (Welterweight) Sanchez charged at Matthews with a kick to start the fight. Matthews caught a leg kick and tried to clinch with Sanchez, … Continue reading UFC 253: Diego Sanchez vs. Jake Matthews Play-by-Play

UFC 253: Shane Young vs. Ludovit Klein Play-by-Play

The fourth bout of the evening sees Shane Young matched with Ludovit Klein, who will be making his UFC debut. The fight went like this. Bout 4: Shane Young (13-4) vs. Ludovit Klein (16-2) (Featherweight) Klein landed a right hook in the second minute, hitting Young with a head kick after. A combination of punches … Continue reading UFC 253: Shane Young vs. Ludovit Klein Play-by-Play

UFC 253: William Knight vs. Aleksa Camur Play-by-Play

William Knight and Aleksa Camur, two contract winners on TV show "Dana White's Contender Series," fought on Saturday's pay-per-view card. Their fight went like this. Bout 3: William Knight (8-1) vs. Aleksa Camur (6-0) (Light Heavyweight) A leg kick dropped Camur early in the first round. Knight put Camur against the fence in a clinch … Continue reading UFC 253: William Knight vs. Aleksa Camur Play-by-Play