[20], The bout was rescheduled again, and was expected to take place on April 27, 2019, at UFC on ESPN 3. Costa made his professional MMA debut in his native country of Brazil in February 2012. [10], After the fight with Bamgbose, UFC offered a new contract but the parties did not come to an agreement with the financial terms.

The UFC president said he was confused by how the Brazilian performed in … Costa faces UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya at UFC 253. Won the vacant Face to Face Middleweight Championship.

Eventually his brother convinced their mother to support Paulo monetarily for a year in order to pursue his professional martial arts career. The suspension was retroactive to August 10, 2018, and Costa was eligible to fight again in February 2019. Cyborg. If you are Conor McGregor's coach / manager, who would you have him [24], It was revealed that Costa had been suspended for six months by USADA and Comissão Atlética Brasileira de MMA (CABMMA) for receiving prohibited intravenous infusions (IV) more than 100 mL in 12 hours after the weigh-ins in June 2017 at UFC 212 against Oluwale Bamgbose and November 2017 at UFC 217 against Johny Hendricks. His next fight was against Márcio Alexandre Jr., and Costa lost via split decision after three rounds. He currently fights as a Middleweight[2] for the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). UFC Fight Night 180 ‘Ortega vs. Korean Zombie’ Play-by-Play,... Cristiane 'Cyborg' Justino Notches First Submission Win in Bellator... Hiroki Akimoto Edges Zhang Chenglong at One: Reign of Dynasties 2. [3], Costa, the son of odd-jobber Carlos Roberto and Maria Augusta, was born in 1991. ABU DHABI – Paulo Costa didn’t live up to expectations for his first UFC title fight according to Dana White.

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