Best bets for UFC 253: Adesanya vs. Costa, Reyes vs. Blachowicz

    Reed Kuhn is a Silicon Valley entrepreneur, and strategy and analytics consultant. He is the author of “Fightnomics: The Hidden Numbers and Science in Mixed Martial Arts,” the first book to quantify drivers and performance metrics in combat sports.

We’re back on Fight Island this week. The UFC card will feature two title fights, including the anointing of the new light heavyweight champ (the first of the post-Jon Jones era) and a main event that should get social media buzzing worldwide. So grab your pumpkin spice everything, because there’s lots to enjoy this fall weekend.

Prelims begin at 7 p.m. ET Saturday on ESPN2/ESPN+, and the main card starts at 10 p.m. ET on PPV.

Odds courtesy of Caesars Sportsbook by William Hill.

Middleweight title fight: Champion Israel Adesanya (-170) vs. No. 1 Paulo Costa (+150)

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