Frankie Omokhua UFC 253 defending champion, Israel Adesanya of Nigeria, is getting set to face Paulo Costa in a blockbuster middleweight showdown. The best two UFC middleweight fighters will take on each other in a contest set for September 26. Both contenders are undefeated in their UFC careers so far, with challenger, Costa having a 13-0 record after seven years in professional fighting. Meanwhile, the trash talk for this contest has already started too. When Costa goaded the reigning middleweight champion over his slim figure, Adesanya said: “He might need a filter because he says some real dumb s*** sometimes. “After I knock him out I'm just going to carry on with my day”.