For a limited period before each event, the UFC releases for a series of complete free fights featuring fighters prominent on the latest card. UFC 253 will be held on September 27 at the Flash Forum on Fight Island, Abu Dhabi. Middleweight champion Israel Adesanya defends vs. Paulo Costa in the main event.
The UFC 253 free fights are posted below.
Israel Adesanya vs Kelvin Gastelum, at UFC 236: Holloway vs. Poirier 2 on April 13, 2019, in Atlanta, Georgia.
Paulo Costa vs. Yoel Romero, at UFC 241: Cormier vs. Miocic 2 on August 17, 2019, in Anaheim, California.