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UFC 253 viewers guide: Undefeated rivals Adesanya, Costa perfect for 'Fight Island' showcase

Israel Adesanya is unbeaten, and so is Paulo Costa going into their UFC middleweight title fight. A new light heavyweight champ will be crowned Saturday, too.

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Tensions rise between Adesanya and Costa ahead of UFC 253

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EARLY PRELIMS AND PRELIMS

MCGREGOR-PACQUIAO?

Real or Not: Will Conor McGregor fight Manny Pacquiao next? Can he beat him?

Conor McGregor tweeted that he will fight Manny Pacquiao next. Will the megafight happen? Is this fight actually a good thing for combat sports?

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Why McGregor vs. Pacquiao feels very real

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LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHTS

Moving on from Jon Jones: Can Dominick Reyes or Jan Blachowicz create a new light heavyweight era?

Reyes and Blachowicz fight for the vacant title on Saturday. Can they get out of Jones' shadow?

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Memories of Jones' light heavyweight reign

ESPN's experts reflect on their favorite memories of Jones' reign.

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    The story of the Adesanya-Costa rivalry

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    UFC Fight Island: 'Inside a special movie': What it's like fighting Israel Adesanya

    Adesanya's opponents recall 'chirping,' 'energy' and 'elite striking.' See what they didn't like.

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