Middleweight UFC champion, Israel ‘The Last Style Bender’ Adesanya, Sunday knocked out Paulo Costa in the second round of the much-publicized UFC fight.
Adesanya, earned $690,000 after his title defence against Brazilian, Paulo Costa, in UFC 253 at the Flash Forum, Abu Dhabi on Sunday.
The Lagos-born star dominated his opponent in the bout, earning a knockout victory, with the Brazilian bleeding after receiving a series of kicks and punches to his face.
‘The Last Stylebender’ earned a guaranteed $600,000 appearance fee and was also handed a $40,000 promotional fee, with an extra $50,000 performance incentive.
Adesanya’s $600,000 is a 10 percent increase in his previous fight, while his opponent received $400,000 as an appearance fee. Costa would have won $100,000 more if he had defeated Adesanya.