Paulo Costa- Profile
Paulo Henrique Costa is a professional mixed martial artist born in Brazil. He currently fights as a Middleweight for the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). As of October 26, 2020, he is #2 in the UFC middleweight rankings.
MMA career on the regional circuits of Brazil and eventually fought his way to the UFC. Costa started training in Muay Thai to learn self-discipline, as he often found himself getting involved in street fights.
This makes him one of the toughest fighters in the sport and he has shown it in the ring. Costa reportedly has an estimated net worth of $1million in the year 2021.
He has already picked up some big accomplishments in the world of fighting, as he won the Jungle Fight Middleweight Championship and managed one successful title defense. Meanwhile in the UFC, he was awarded Performance of the Night two times and Fight of the Night one time, whilst he also was awarded Fight of the Month.
Paulo Costa, who is nicknamed ‘Borrachinha’ (The Eraser), was doing Jiu-Jitsu, but left for a period due to the death of his father and started winning a lot of fights in the early stages of his career. He went on an eight-fight win streak before joining the UFC.
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Paulo Costa vs Garreth McLellan- Win by knockout, Ceara, Brazil, March 11th 2017
Paulo Costa vs Johny Hendricks- Win by knockout, New York, United States of America, November 4th 2017
Paulo Costa vs Uriah Hall- Win by knockout, July 7th 2018, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States of America
Paulo Costa vs Yoel Romero- Win by unanimous decision, California, United States of America August 17th 2019
Paulo Costa vs Israel Adesanya- Loss by knockout, Abu Dhabi, United Arab of Emirates, September 26th 2020
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