The current UFC middleweight champion, Israel Adesanya, will return to the octagon before the end of the year, and Paulo Costa, number one challenger, will be his rival.
This was announced at a press conference in Las Vegas by the president of UFC, Dana White.
“When champions fight number one contenders, it’s always cool,” the organization’s head said. “This summer we are waiting for amazing matches. July and August will be insane, and I promise you that in the fall you will see deadly battles. ”
“Yes, the battle between Adesanya and Costa will also take place,” White answered the journalist’s direct question.
White did not specify exactly when the title fight of the middleweights will take place, and whether they will become coaches of the next TUF season, as intended, but Costa claims that he has already signed a contract for the fight.
“The contract is signed by the bastards. The millionaire’s regiment has arrived, ”the Brazilian tweeted.
Earlier, Paulo Costa jokingly announced that he wanted to get $ 15 million for the fight with Israel Adesanya, thereby laughing at the failed negotiations between John Jones and the UFC.