Paulo Costa

Sean Strickland doesn’t want Darren Till, names two ideal matchups for next UFC fight

Sean Strickland wants a fight, but he’s not interested in it being against Darren Till. Once expected to make his return Nov. 6 at UFC 268, Strickland (24-3 MMA, 11-3 UFC) was removed from the card when scheduled opponent Luke Rockhold withdrew due to injury. Two weeks after the...

Video: UFC Fight Night 196 winners react to Paulo Costa’s fight-week weight debacle

" LAS VEGAS – UFC Fight Night 196 provided one of the most unique fighter weight issues we’ve ever seen. When middleweight headliner Paulo Costa arrived for fight week, he was heavy – and too heavy, apparently, to even attempt a cut to 186 pounds. So he asked for...

Paulo Costa says bicep injury in camp led to weight cut issues ahead of UFC Fight Night 196

LAS VEGAS – Paulo Costa provided insight into what caused the fight week weight class changes ahead of his fight on Saturday against Marvin Vettori. In the days leading up to UFC Fight Night 196, the main event bout which was originally set to take place at middleweight, ended...

Dana White praises Marvin Vettori, says Paulo Costa must now fight at light heavyweight

" LAS VEGAS – After a fight week with unusual changes, UFC president Dana White was ultimately pleased with the outcome of the main event of UFC Fight Night 196. Marvin Vettori and Paulo Costa competed in an incredible back-and-forth war for 25 minutes, but just getting the two...

Video: Can Marvin Vettori earn another crack at Israel Adesanya’s middleweight title?

" Getting another crack at Israel Adesanya’s middleweight title is the ultimate goal for the two men competing in Saturday’s main event in Las Vegas. At UFC Fight Night 196 on Saturday at the UFC Apex, Marvin Vettori and Paulo Costa will clash in the main event in a...

Twitter Mailbag: Is the UFC setting a bad precedent with handling of Paulo Costa situation?

" Questions on your mind about recent happenings in the UFC or sport of MMA in general? MMA Junkie’s Twitter Mailbag is here – and this week, @mma_kings answers: Was Paulo Costa disciplined enough for his UFC Fight Night 196 weight debacle ahead of his fight vs. Marvin Vettori? Is...

UFC Fight Night 196 breakdown: Will the weight change matter in Marvin Vettori vs. Paulo Costa?

" MMA Junkie analyst Dan Tom breaks down the UFC’s top bouts. Today, we look at the main event for UFC Fight Night 196. UFC Fight Night 196 takes place Saturday at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. The card streams on ESPN+.

Marvin Vettori believes he’s superior fighter, but Paulo Costa ‘still dangerous’ regardless of weight issues

" LAS VEGAS – Marvin Vettori isn’t exactly thrilled with Paulo Costa and his apparent weight issues, but “The Italian Dream” isn’t going to underestimate that challenge that remains in front of him at UFC Fight Night 196. “I don’t know what to make of his mentality, man,” Vettori...

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