Co-headliners were all business too. Dominick Reyes (12-1 MMA, 6-1 UFC) will face Jan Blachowicz (26-8 MMA, 9-5 UFC) for the vacant light heavyweight championship after Jon Jones left the belt in August.
UFC 253 takes place on Saturday at the Flash Forum on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi. The main card is broadcast on pay-per-view after preliminaries on ESPN2 and ESPN +.
Watch the video above to see the UFC 253 pre-fight press conference clashes with the athletes fighting for the title.