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Paulo Costa says bicep injury in camp led to weight cut issues ahead of UFC Fight Night 196

1 month ago   |   By MMAjunkie

LAS VEGAS - Paulo Costa provided insight into what caused the fight week weight class changes ahead of his fight on Saturday against Marvin Vettori.
In the days leading up to UFC Fight Night 196, the main event bout which was originally set to take place at middleweight, ended up being a light heavyweight fight after Costa requested multiple changes during the week.
Earlier in the week, Costa said he would talk about why he couldn't make 185 pounds after the fight, and made good on that promise.
“The only problem, my friend, is that I lost the fight, so it will look like an excuse,” Costa...
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Marvin Vettori glad he didn't fall into Paulo Costa's 'trap' at UFC Fight Night 196

Marvin Vettori glad he didn't fall into Paulo Costa's 'trap' at UFC Fight Night 196

1 month ago   |   By MMAjunkie

LAS VEGAS - Marvin Vettori says keeping his composure was a key factor in getting his hand raised against Paulo Costa at UFC Fight Night 196 .
Vettori could've easily blown his fuse multiple times leading up to his unanimous decision win in the main event at the UFC Apex. Costa's displayed major unprofessionalism in coming into fight week over the contracted middleweight limit, forcing multiple changes in weight before the fight was finally settled at light heavyweight.
It didn't stop Vettori from the win. He went tooth-and-nail with Costa for five grueling rounds, and he needed to pull...
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Dana White praises Marvin Vettori, says Paulo Costa must now fight at light heavyweight

Dana White praises Marvin Vettori, says Paulo Costa must now fight at light heavyweight

1 month ago   |   By MMAjunkie

LAS VEGAS - After a fight week with unusual changes, UFC president Dana White was ultimately pleased with the outcome of the main event of UFC Fight Night 196.
Marvin Vettori and Paulo Costa competed in an incredible back-and-forth war for 25 minutes , but just getting the two men in the cage seemed like a tall order during fight week.
“We were trying to keep this fight alive and make sure that it happened, and we couldn't have done it without a guy like Vettori,” White told MMA Junkie and other reporters at the UFC Fight Night 196 post-fight news conference. “Vettori acted like an...
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UFC Fight Night 196 Results: Marvin Vettori Beats Paulo Costa via Unanimous Decision

1 month ago   |   By Bleacher Report

Marvin Vettori defeated Costa with a unanimous-decision win in the main event of UFC Fight Night 196 from the Apex facility in Las Vegas on Saturday. Costa...
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