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Adesanya pockets $.6m from Costa win

by Kunle Awosiyan

Middleweight UFC champion, Israel Adesanya, earned $690,000 after his title defence against Brazilian, Paulo Costa, in UFC 253 at the Flash Forum, Abu Dhabi on Sunday.

‘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 per cent increase on his previous fight, while his opponent received $400,000 as appearance fee.

The Nigerian is billed to face the winner between Robert Whittaker and Jared Cannonier in his third middleweight title defence.

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