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UFC 253: Embedded Catches Up With Israel Adesanya, Others

Israel Adesanya

The fighters of UFC 253 are making their way to Abu Dhabi and Fight Island ahead of Saturday night.

That includes reigning champion Israel Adesanya, and the UFC cameras caught up with him. 

Adesanya defends both his title and perfect record against top contender – and fellow unbeaten – Paulo Costa.

The card also features Dominick Reyes vs. Jan Blachowicz for the vacant light heavyweight title.

Along with the first episode in the UFC 253 Embedded series, check out fight replays featuring Blachowicz and Reyes as they take out former UFC middleweight champions Luke Rockhold and Chris Weidman.

UFC 253 Embedded: Episode One

The stateside stars of UFC 253 — including champ Israel Adesanya, Dominick Reyes, Sijara Eubanks, Kai Kara France, Diego Sanchez and more — grab an early-morning charter from Las Vegas to Abu Dhabi. 

Jan Blachowicz Vs. Luke Rockhold

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vXYvMxewX6s

Jan Blachowicz has won seven of his last eight bouts including this knockout of former middleweight champion Luke Rockhold at UFC 239 last year.

Blachowicz next faces Dominick Reyes for the vacant light heavyweight title in the co-main event of UFC 253 on Saturday, September 26.

Dominick Reyes Vs. Chris Weidman

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rIl1t0nM1YU

Watch Dominick Reyes make quick work of the former UFC middleweight champion in Boston late last year.

Reyes faces Jan Blachowicz for the vacant light heavyweight title in the co-main event at UFC 253 on Saturday, September 26.

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