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How to watch UFC 253 Adesanya vs Costa live in Germany

Undefeated fighters with vastly different styles clash when champion Israel Adesanya faces Paulo Costa in UFC 253. This is how to watch.

SUMMARY: UFC 253 is exclusive to DAZN and UFC Fight Pass. Your best option is to watch live on DAZN. You can watch Adesanya vs Costa for free using this 30-day trial. This gets you access to all its unique features and 50 additional live sports.

Israel Adesanya puts both his middleweight championship belt and his unbeaten record on the line when he steps into the UFC Octagon in Abu Dhabi. The 31-year-old who calls himself “The Last Stylebender” is favoured to take his record to a perfect 20-0.

In his way is 29-year-old Brazilian Paulo Costa, who is the second-ranked fighter in the middleweight division behind Australian Robert Whittaker. A heavily built mixed martial artist, Costa has won 11 of his 13 fights to date by knockout.

The co-main event pits Dominick Reyes against Jan Blachowicz for the light heavyweight title vacated by Jon Jones, who has moved up to heavyweight.

When is UFC 253 Adesanya vs Costa?

UFC 253 is being held on Sunday 27 September in the United Arab Emirates, with the preliminary card starting at 2am CEST with 4 fights. There are then five more bouts on the main card starting from 8am CEST.

How to watch UFC 253 Adesanya vs Costa

In Germany, UFC events are split between sports streaming services DAZN and UFC Fight Pass. For more information on the differences and the viewing options, you can see our guide on how to watch UFC.

Live stream UFC 253 on DAZN: 30-day trial

Watch UFC 253 on DAZN

You can catch the main card of UFC 253 through DAZN, which offers a generous 30-day free trial. After that, it costs either 11,99 € per month or 119,99 € for a discounted annual pass. On top of some great action in the Octagon, DAZN offers UEFA Champions League, NBA, MotoGP and much more. We have a full guide to DAZN with all the details.


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Watch UFC 253 Adesanya vs Costa on UFC Fight Pass

To catch the early prelims and prelims in Germany, you need access to UFC Fight Pass. There is also an option of catching the main card via UFC PPV on UFC Fight Pass for an additional fee.

UFC Fight Pass has two subscription models: 9,99 € a month or 85,99 € for an annual pass. New subscribers can access a free seven-day trial.

In terms of compatibility, you can access UFC Fight Pass through iOS, Android, Apple TV, Amazon Fire, ROKU, Xbox, LG and Samsung smart TVs, plus SONY TVs with Android TV.

UFC 253 full card

Main card

  • Middleweight title fight: Israel Adesanya vs Paulo Costa
  • Vacant light heavyweight title fight: Dominick Reyes vs Jan Blachowicz
  • Flyweight: Kai Kara-France vs Brandon Rovyal
  • Women’s bantamweight: Ketlen Vieira vs Sijara Eubanks
  • Featherweight: Zubaira Tukhugov vs Hakeem Dawodu

Preliminary card

  • Lightweight: Brad Riddell vs Alex da Silva
  • Welterweight: Jake Matthews vs Diego Sanchez
  • Featherweight: Shane Young vs Ludovit Klein
  • Light heavyweight: Aleksa Camur vs William Knight

Who will win Adesanya vs Costa?

This is an intriguing and spiteful match-up and could present the biggest threat yet to Adesanya’s unbeaten streak. The Nigerian-born, New Zealand-based fighter has a significant height and reach advantage over Costa and will aim to use his striking and unconventional angles to counter the Brazilian.

Costa is likely to spend most of the fight moving forward looking for another knockout to add to his collection. If Adesanya can use his speed to mostly keep out of harm’s way, we’re leaning towards another decision victory for the reigning champion.

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