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Paulo Costa plans to wait for Yoel Romero to be ready

Tom Taylor - August 23, 2018

Paulo Costa and Yoel Romero were originally expected to fight at UFC 230 on November 3 in New York City. Regrettably, Romero will not be able to compete on this card, as he’s still dealing with a lingering injury. “Maybe four or five months [until I can return],” Yoel Romero explained on Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show this week. “The doctor said, ‘Yoel needs more time.’ You know me. If you give me somebody, I take it. But you need to be smart. When the doctor says, ‘You’re ready,’ you can go. I’m waiting.

Paulo Costa, Antonio Carlos Jr
Paulo Costa

With Yoel Romero out, Antonio Carlos Junior wants to step in against Paulo Costa at UFC 230

Tom Taylor - August 21, 2018

Surging UFC middleweight contender Paulo Costa was briefly linked to a UFC 230 showdown with former title challenger Yoel Romero. Regrettably, Romero will not be healthy in time to battle Costa on this November 3 card. “Maybe four or five months [until I can return],” Yoel Romero said on Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show this week. “The doctor said, ‘Yoel needs more time.’ You know me. If you give me somebody, I take it. But you need to be smart. When the doctor says, ‘You’re ready,’ you can go. I’m waiting.

Yoel Romero, Israel Adesanya
UFC 230

Despite announcement, Yoel Romero not competing at UFC 230 vs Paulo Costa

Drake Riggs - August 20, 2018

Even though the UFC came out and announced the fight themselves, it looks like they may have gotten a bit too eager as Yoel Romero won’t be ready. The fight was supposed to be Romero vs the red-hot prospect Paulo Costa on November 3rd at UFC 230 in New York City.

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Paulo Costa

Paulo Costa plans to KO Yoel Romero, swipe title from "regular fighter" Robert Whittaker

Tom Taylor - August 13, 2018

Paulo Costa has looked unstoppable since joining the UFC middleweight division, having authored decisive knockouts of Garreth McLellan, Oluwale Bamgbose, Johny Hendricks, and most recently, Uriah Hall. On November 3, on the main card of UFC 230, Costa will be rewarded for this streak with the biggest test of his career: a showdown with recent middleweight title challenger Yoel Romero.

Paulo Costa, Uriah Hall
Paulo Costa

Surfer Kelly Slater accuses Paulo Costa of doping, Costa fires back

Tom Taylor - July 18, 2018

Paulo Costa, who now holds the number-eight spot in the UFC middleweight rankings, boasts one of the most impressive physiques in MMA. His physique is so impressive, in fact, that some naysayers have accused him of doping. Surfing legend Kelly Slater is one of these naysayers.

Israel Adesanya, Paulo Costa, Stephen Thompson
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Israel Adesanya says Paulo Costa probably isn't next, but expects to fight him multiple times

Tom Taylor - July 11, 2018

Israel Adesanya, who thumped Brad Tavares in the TUF 27 Finale main event, and Paulo Costa, who smoked Uriah Hall on the UFC 226 undercard, are two of the fastest rising stars in the UFC middleweight division. In fact, they’re two of the fastest rising stars in any UFC division. Given that they both picked up decisive wins over established UFC middleweights last weekend, many fans and pundits began calling for a matchup between them. Apparently, however, any potential fight between the pair is likely to occur later on.

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UFC 226

UFC 226 Results: Paulo Costa KO's Uriah Hall (VIDEO)

Chris Taylor - July 7, 2018

A middleweight fight between dangerous strikers Paulo Costa and Uriah Hall headlined tonight’s UFC 226 prelims on FS1. Paul Costa entered tonight’s contest sporting a perfect 11-0 record, his latest being a second-round TKO victory over former welterweight champ Johny Hendricks at UFC 217.

Uriah Hall
UFC Atlantic City

Report | Middleweight strikers Uriah Hall and Paulo Costa to fight in Atlantic City

Tom Taylor - February 7, 2018

Earlier this month, the UFC announced its plans for an April 21 return to Atlantic City, New Jersey. Though the card is still some distance away, it’s already starting to come together. The latest bout that’s reportedly in the works for this Atlantic City date is a middleweight scrap between knockout artists Uriah Hall and Paulo Costa. This bout was first reported by Raphael Marinho of Combate.

Paulo Costa
Paulo Costa

Paulo Costa Wants to Break Derek Brunson's Face

Justin Golightly - November 9, 2017

Paulo Costa is a problem. Formerly ‘Borrachinha’, Costa now wants to be called ‘The Eraser’ and he’s earned it too. He’s undefeated and he’s finished all three of his UFC opponents. His latest victim was Johny Hendricks at UFC 214, who fell to strikes in the second round. Fans and media aren’t the only ones who are noticing, Derek Brunson called out the up-and-coming fighter on Twitter and threw out some steroid accusations, needless to say, Costa didn’t appreciate that one bit.    “I just saw on Twitter that he got data saying that USADA only tested me once and that, if I was tested more often, he could fight me in the middle of next year, I would tell him that he is a coward, a slacker. I don’t know where he got this false data from. Only this month I have been tested five times. And since being in the UFC, I’ve been tested 10 times. USADA and the UFC have this data. His bullsh-t argument makes no sense at all. I’m going to put my tests up on social media and I want to see what his excuse will be to continue running away.”

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Paulo Costa

Paulo Costa responds to steroid accusations from Derek Brunson

Tom Taylor - November 6, 2017

Over the weekend, in the first fight of the stacked UFC 217 main card, rising Brazilian middleweight contender Paulo Costa stepped into the cage with former UFC welterweight champion Johny Hendricks. Though Costa towered over the former welterweight, this fight stood out as one of the biggest tests of his UFC career thus far – and he passed it with flying colors. After a few fun exchanges, he put the former welterweight king down with a storm of second-round punches. This big win from Costa generated attention from many members of  The MMA community, including established middleweight contender Derek Brunson, who he called out post-fight. In a post to Twitter, Brunson suggested the chiselled Brazilian “100% on the juice,” and that he isn’t interested in fighting him.