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News Israel Adesanya on Track for UFC 248, but Paulo Costa Could Replace Yoel Romero..

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    PER MMAJUNKIE.com

    LAS VEGAS – UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya is expected to defend his title at UFC 248, but his opponent has yet to be determined.


    UFC president Dana White confirmed the promotion is still actively looking to book Adesanya (18-0 MMA, 7-0 UFC) vs. Yoel Romero (13-4 MMA, 9-3 UFC) in the main event of the March 7 event at T-Mobile Arena, despite the organization’s hesitancy to make an official announcement.

    “There’s no holdup on it all,” White told MMA Junkie following Wednesday’s UFC 246 news conference. “That’s the fight we’re trying to make. It would be those two and Weili Zhang vs. Joanna Jedrzejczyk.”

    There is one wrinkle in the company’s plans, though. Undefeated contender Paulo Costa (13-0 MMA, 5-0 UFC), who earned a title shot with an August win over Romero at UFC 241 but then revealed a bicep injury might keep him out of the planned booking, has now re-entered the picture.


    With UFC 248 a little more than seven weeks away, company officials will certainly be looking to go on sale with tickets sooner rather than later, which means a decision will need to be made in the very near future. But with a blockbuster UFC 246 event set for this weekend, White didn’t seem to feel pressured when asked if there’s a deadline in place to make the call.

    “We’re working on it,” White said.

    Adesanya currently sits at No. 1 in the latest USA TODAY Sports/MMA Junkie middleweight rankings, with Costa just behind at No. 2, and Romero checking in at No. 4

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  2. Tomas Red Belt

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    Should have just waited for Costa to begin with

    Izzy bless though
     
  3. Reign009 Not sure if serious.

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    Just make up your mind and stick with Yoel.
     
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    Israel beats them both so it really doesn't matter who he fights first.


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    Izzy vs Costa
    Yoel vs Cannonier

    Both for UFC 248

    Give Till the main event in London vs Hermanson or Brunson
     
  6. Sweater of AV Gold Belt

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    Fuck yes to either fight.

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    Costa vs. Israel would actually make sense and be a lot better, hope he replaces Romero.
     
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    Natty acai via 1st or 2nd round KO.
     
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    av bet this fight? IF Costa replaces Romero?

    I have Israel by easy tko in the later rounds once Costa starts to gassed out...
     
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    Absolutely ideal scenario
     
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    Either fight gets my balls hot
     
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    Izzy by KO, btw
     
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    Added to op brother

    You the real MVP

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    Fuck yes to any Izzy fight at this point.
     
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    Adesanya outworks or stops them both. I'm not entirely sold on Costa and Romero has to start slowing down soon. The dude is getting up there.
     
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    Izzy KOs Costa and folks will claim he came back too soon from his bicep injury. Either way I will pay for that fight and will be here for the bullshit afterwards...
     
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    That picture of Romero... dude must have an IQ in the sub-60 range.
     

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