Rivalries Involving Paulo Costa

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Now, onto some juicy MMA gossip. Remember Alexander Volkanovski, the former UFC featherweight champ? He’s been talking about Paulo Costa’s epic showdown at UFC 298 against Robert Whittaker. Despite Costa’s loss, he showed off his trademark power and fighting spirit. Between 2017 and 2019, Costa’s mix of strength, humor, and charisma won over fans. It even earned him a title shot at UFC 253.

Costa, known as “Borrachinha,” has a knack for making folks laugh with his witty comebacks. His transformation from a serious fighter to a relatable star has been something to watch. Now, he’s gearing up to fight Sean Strickland, a former champ who lost his title to Dricus Du Plessis. Their clash is the co-main event at UFC 302 in Newark, New Jersey. It’s gonna be wild!

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Looking back, Costa’s rivalry with Yoel Romero at UFC 241 was nothing short of explosive. They traded heavy blows, with each fighter having their moments of dominance. Costa managed to edge out Romero, winning by unanimous decision. Their battle was so intense, it snagged the “Fight of the Night” award. Plus, their first round was dubbed the “Round of the Year” in 2019 by Sherdog.com.

Then there’s the beef with Israel Adesanya. Their mutual dislike added extra heat to their fight. Costa tried to get under Adesanya’s skin by mocking his physique and grappling skills. But when they finally faced off at UFC 253, Adesanya dominated, defending his title with a knockout in the second round.

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Lastly, let’s talk about Costa’s clash with Luke Rockhold. Rockhold claimed Costa was avoiding the fight, but when they met at UFC 278, it was all action. Costa came out on top, breaking Rockhold’s nose and securing a unanimous decision win. This victory was a big deal for Costa, breaking his two-fight losing streak.

So, there you have it, folks. Costa’s journey has been filled with ups and downs, but one thing’s for sure: he’s always ready to put on a show. Can’t wait to see what happens at UFC 302!

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