Luke Rockhold vs. Paulo Costa

 

Luke Rockhold vs. Paulo Costa

People with inside information on the matchup as of late educated MMA Junkie regarding the change, yet requested to stay unknown since the advancement still can’t seem to make an authority declaration. The Schmo was first to report the news.

Recently, Rockhold (16-5 MMA, 6-4 UFC) implied that his battle with Costa could be moving dates. The previous UFC middleweight champion hasn’t contended since his knockout misfortune to Jan Blachowicz in July 2019.

The justification behind the battle getting rescheduled is obscure. In any case, Costa (13-2 MMA, 5-2 UFC) battled to stir things up around town mark in his latest excursion against Marvin Vettori in the UFC Fight Night 196 main event in October 2021. He at last mentioned the battle to happen at light heavyweight. The previous title challenger lost the ever changing fight by consistent choice.

Luke Rockhold (16-5) hasn’t battled since UFC 239 in July of 2019 as he climbed to light heavyweight and experienced a KO misfortune to Jan Blachowicz. Preceding that, he experienced a KO misfortune to Yoel Romero for the break middleweight title, his last success was over David Branch by TKO in 2017.

Paulo Costa (13-2) is on a two-battle long string of failures and falling off a choice misfortune to Marvin Vettori back in October. In the battle earlier, he experienced a TKO misfortune to Israel Adesanya for the break title. He likewise holds striking successes over Yoel Romero, Johny Hendricks, and Uriah Hall.

“He’s trying to delay the fight again to August 20. This guy is … something’s going on behind the scenes,” Rockhold said about Costa on Submission Radio. “I don’t know what you’re doing over there, Caitlin… The contract was signed, and now he’s trying to move it again, making room for all these detailed things that he’s working on. Maybe a new booty?…

 

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