After several events in Las Vegas, UFC returns to ‘Fight Island’ on Saturday night with a pair of championships on the line.
The co-main event is the for the vacant light heavyweight title, where American Dominick Reyes will take on veteran Jan Blachowicz, aiming to become the first Pole to win a UFC title.
The remainder of the main card will feature Kai Kara-France versus Brandon Royval, a bantamweight clash that pits a resurgent Sijara Eubanks against Ketlen Vieira, and a featherweight opener between two prospects in Hakeem Dawodu and Zubaira Tukhagov.
Here’s everything you need to know about UFC 253:
When is UFC 253?
Taking place at the Flash Forum in Abu Dhabi, the main card will begin at 03:00am BST on Sunday morning, with the preliminaries commencing from midnight.
How can I watch it?
UFC 253 will be televised on BT Sports 1 and the BT Sports app, where coverage of the preliminaries will begin from 12:30am. You can also follow the action online via UFC Fight Pass.
Main card and odds
Israel Adesanya (4/7) vs Paulo Costa (13/8)
Dominick Reyes (7/19) vs Jan Blachowicz (43/18)
Kai Kara-France (1/2) vs Brandon Royval (21/10)
Ketlen Vieira (4/7) vs Sijara Eubanks (13/8)
Hakeem Dawodu (5/4) vs Zubaira Tukhugov (4/5)