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The next big UFC fight is finally upon us. Israel Adesanya takes on Paulo Costa for the middleweight title this Saturday at UFC 256.
After staging its last event in Vegas, the UFC returns to Dubai’s “Fight Island” for the heavily-anticipated title bout, which will be available to stream live on ESPN+.
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Both fighters are undefeated and are seen as two of the biggest rising stars in the UFC today. The Nigerian-born Adesanya is the current middleweight champion, and is looking to defend his title against the Brazilian striker, Costa (a.k.a. “The Eraser”). The bout is set to be one of the more evenly-matched fights we’ve seen to date, and even UFC president Dana White has dubbed the Khabib vs Gaethje match as the “Fight of the Year.”
When is UFC 256?
UFC 256 takes place this Saturday, October 24, 2020 at 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT. The event will air live from Abu Dhabi, Dubai (with the main card scheduled to begin at approximately 6 a.m. local time). Due to continued restrictions put in place because of the coronavirus, no fans will be in attendance at the event, meaning the only place to catch the action is from home.
How to Stream UFC 256
You can watch UFC 256 live on ESPN+, which lets you stream the fight on your phone, tablet, laptop or TV. The main card is a pay-per-view event available exclusively on ESPN+. To watch UFC 256, you’ll need to sign up for an ESPN+ membership and then pay the $64.99 PPV fee.
An ESPN+ membership costs $4.99 per month or $49.99 per year. If you just want to access the fight, you can sign up for a month of service here, and then add the fight to your watchlist. The total price will be $70.
Your best deal is to snag ESPN’s current bundle promo, which gets you a year-long ESPN+ membership plus instant access to UFC 256 for just $84.98. The deal saves you more than 25%, and you’ll have access to ESPN+ for an entire year, which will come in handy for future UFC events.
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Saturday’s UFC 256 fight card also features a match between Dominick Reyes and Jan Blachowicz for the vacant UFC Light Heavyweight Championship. The belt was vacated by former two-time champ, Jon Jones, in August, after he cited frustrations with the company.
The UFC 256 main card also features a flyweight bout featuring Kai Kara-France vs. Brandon Royval, and a featherweight matchup between Hakeem Dawodu and Zubaira Tukhugov. The women’s bantamweight bout pits the 10-1 Ketlen Vieira against the American, Sijara Eubanks.
Where to Get UFC 256 Oct
The official UFC store has a ton of merch available for the fight, from posters to T-shirts to replica walk-out hoodies. This is the only place to get officially-licensed UFC gear, and the best place to find Adesanya and Costa-branded merch. You can see the full selection of UFC merch here.
Prelims for UFC 256 start at 6:30 p.m. ET, followed by the main card at 10:00 pm ET. UFC 256 is available exclusively to ESPN+ subscribers via pay-per-view. Sign up for the fight here.
It appears Paulo Costa has his upcoming fight all figured out.
The No. 2 ranked middleweight contender is set to take on current champion, Israel Adesanya, in the main event of UFC 256. As he prepares for his first championship opportunity in the UFC, Costa has given fans a glimpse of what he has been working on in training camp in the most comedic way.
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Costa recently uploaded a video to his YouTube channel titled “Run for your Life,” where Costa staged a mock fight between he and an Adesanya impersonator better known as Muay Thai champion Vanderlei “Toquinho” Gonçalves.
The content of the video is exactly what the title suggests with Costa running after his opponent before getting his hands on him and finishing the fight with a head kick followed by ground and pound.
You can watch the entire video below.
Costa has earned himself a shot at the champion after his most recent performance against former title challenger Yoel Romero at UFC 241. Since his arrival in the UFC, ‘Borrachinha’ has remained perfect, amassing a record of 5-0 in the promotion and 13-0 overall.
Adesanya has also remained perfect in the UFC, winning five straight before earning an interim middleweight title against Kelvin Gastelum at UFC 236 and later unifying it against then-champion Robert Whittaker at UFC 243. He made his first successful title defense against the aforementioned Romero at UFC 248.
UFC 256 is set to take place on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020 on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi. Alongside the headliner between Adesanya and Costa will be the co-main event between Dominick Reyes and Jan Blachowicz for the newly vacated light heavyweight championship