The opening odds have been released for a potential middleweight title fight between champion, Israel Adesanya and #2 ranked contender Paulo Costa.
After Adesanya shocked the Marvel stadium knocking the previous champion, Robert Whittaker our cold! He called for the fighter he saw next in line with a callout for the ages. He got under Paulo’s skin making this fight the fight on every UFC fans lips.
Although yet to be officially booked as a fight, Bet Online has released the opening odds for the fight that sees the champion as the favourite.
Israel Adesanya: -190
Paulo Costa: +165
This would be Adesanya’s first title defence. After already fighting 3 times in 2019, in 3 fight of the year contenders against Anderson Silva in the main event of UFC 234, Kelvin Gastelum in the co-main event of UFC 236 and a stunning KO against Robert Whittaker half way through round 2.
Paulo Costa recently fought against Yoel Romero in a fight of the night performance, beating Yoel, who is considered by many to be the best middleweight ever to win a championship in almost every area of the fight.
Both fighters have made it clear they want to fight each other and it goes all the way back to UFC 226 when Adesanya poked fun at Costa’s performance against Uriah Hall, ever since then their bad blood has got even worse.
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