UFC Middleweight Paulo Costa Accused of Striking Nurse During Vaccine Dispute

High-ranked UFC middleweight Paulo Costa is scheduled to appear in court after an alleged incident with a nurse that turned physical. A nurse in Contagem, Brazil, has alleged that Costa elbowed them after he attempted to steal a proof of COVID-19 vaccination card. News of this allegation was first reported by Carolina Caetano of Globo. … Continue reading UFC Middleweight Paulo Costa Accused of Striking Nurse During Vaccine Dispute

UFC Looking To Book Paulo Costa vs. Luke Rockhold For July 30th Card

UFC is looking to give Luke Rockhold a tough challenge for his return bout. The former champion is reportedly being lined up to face Paulo Costa for UFC 277 on July 30th, per a report from Brett Okamoto of ESPN. Both fighters have reportedly verbally agreed to the fight. If it can be finalized, it … Continue reading UFC Looking To Book Paulo Costa vs. Luke Rockhold For July 30th Card

UFC on ESPN+ 54: Costa vs. Vettori Live Coverage

Ranked middleweights Paulo Costa and Marvin Vettori will return on Saturday night, competing up at light heavyweight in the main event of a UFC "Fight Night" card. Their fight, which has generated controversy due to a last-minute change in weight classes, will headline a show from the UFC APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. Follow … Continue reading UFC on ESPN+ 54: Costa vs. Vettori Live Coverage

Paulo Costa vs. Marvin Vettori Main Event Moved To Light Heavyweight Limit

10/22 2:00AM EDT UPDATE:┬áThis report has been updated to reflect that Saturday's main event has been moved up to a light heavyweight limit. UFC's October 23rd main event has received a change in weight class. A five-round fight between Paulo Costa and Marvin Vettori has been moved from the 186-pound middleweight limit to the 206-pound … Continue reading Paulo Costa vs. Marvin Vettori Main Event Moved To Light Heavyweight Limit

Paulo Costa Claims He Weighs Over 210 Pounds, Won’t Make Middleweight For Saturday’s UFC Main Event

Paulo Costa has admitted that he is not in shape for this weekend's UFC main event against Marvin Vettori, putting the middleweight contest in jeopardy. Costa claimed Wednesday that he currently weighs 211 pounds, which is 25 pounds over the non-championship middleweight limit that he is contracted to make Friday. Because of this, Costa is … Continue reading Paulo Costa Claims He Weighs Over 210 Pounds, Won’t Make Middleweight For Saturday’s UFC Main Event

Paulo Costa vs. Marvin Vettori Headliner, Two More Fights Announced For October 23rd UFC Card

Three fights, including a main event between middleweights Paulo Costa and Marvin Vettori, have recently been reported for UFC's October 23rd event. The new fights join a show that does not have a confirmed location at the moment. Costa To Make Return Against Vettori Former middleweight title challenger Paulo Costa is scheduled to make his … Continue reading Paulo Costa vs. Marvin Vettori Headliner, Two More Fights Announced For October 23rd UFC Card

Kelvin Gastelum Replaces Paulo Costa In August 21st UFC Main Event Against Jared Cannonier

The return of Paulo Costa has been delayed once again, as he has withdrawn from an August 21st main event against Jared Cannonier. He has since been replaced by Kelvin Gastelum, per a report from Brett Okamoto of ESPN. The new fight will headline a UFC "Fight Night" card that does not have a confirmed … Continue reading Kelvin Gastelum Replaces Paulo Costa In August 21st UFC Main Event Against Jared Cannonier

UFC Books Ranked Middleweights For Two August ‘Fight Night’ Cards

UFC has recently booked big matchups in the middleweight division to headline two August "Fight Night" cards. Both matchups were first reported by Brett Okamoto of ESPN and join cards that do not have confirmed locations at the moment. Brunson To Put Win Streak Up Against Till Riding a four-fight win streak, Derek Brunson will … Continue reading UFC Books Ranked Middleweights For Two August ‘Fight Night’ Cards

Illness Forces Paulo Cost Out of April 17th UFC Main Event Against Robert Whittaker

UFC's April 17th card is now without a main event, as an illness has pulled Paulo Costa out of his middleweight fight against Robert Whittaker. The bout's departure from a UFC card was first reported by Guilherme Cruz of MMA Fighting. The fight was scheduled to headline a UFC "Fight Night" event that did not … Continue reading Illness Forces Paulo Cost Out of April 17th UFC Main Event Against Robert Whittaker