A middleweight matchup between Yoel Romero and Paulo Costa will take place at UFC 241, which is set for August 17 at Honda Centre in Anaheim, California. With the main event for this particular card seeing Daniel Cormier try to defend the UFC heavyweight title against Stipe Miocic at a rematch,” Romero vs. Costa is scheduled for just three rounds. Bear in mind, this was assumed to be the primary event of April’s UFC on ESPN 3 card prior to the two guys fell off the card and the headliner finally became Ronaldo”Jacare” Souza against Jack Hermansson. Now, after months of trash talking each other in interviews and on social networking, we’ll finally see Romero and Costa throw this summer. Ariel Helwani of ESPN broke the information. Romero (13-3) hasn’t fought as a decision loss to UFC middleweight champion Robert Whittaker last summer at UFC 225. Though Romero has dropped two of his last 3 trips to Whittaker, he combined in a brutal KO win over Luke Rockhold involving the Whittaker battles that demonstrated that even at age 42 he is still one of the top middleweights in the world. After starting his MMA career at 4-1, Romero has since gone 9-2 from the UFC alone with wins over the likes of the aforementioned Rockhold and Souza, not to mention Chris Weidman, Lyoto Machida, Tim Kennedy, Brad Tavares, along with Derek Brunson. He comes from an elite wrestling background, and it has developed into one of the most devastating knockout artists that the UFC has ever seen, making him a special talent. Romero has appeared amazing since linking the Octagon in 2013, and is presently a top-five middleweight in MMA. Costa (12-0) has completed all 12 of his ace MMA victories and has a perfect 4-0 record at the UFC which includes knockout wins over Uriah Hall, Johnny Hendricks, Oluwale Bamgbose and Garreth McLellan. He’s got the exceptional knockout capacity to cooperate with the look of a superstar that makes him a special talent in this sport. Costa has been involved in a few controversies lately involving USADA and the incentives that are athletic, but after all of that has been he has finally been cleared to struggle. He’s one of the top prospects in the middleweight division, and if he could conquer Romero inside this fight he could jump in the title mix at 185lbs. Though Costa has the potential to be an elite middleweight, until he will proves he does that Romero should be preferred to win this fight. Even though he’s one of the oldest fighters in the UFC middleweight division. Romero remains one of the most dominant and proven fighters in the division. Costa is a tremendous talent but still wants that one key marquee win before we could go and say he could beat a man like Romero. The winner of this fight, no matter who it is, should be in the mix for the title at 185lbs. Disclaimer: This page includes affiliate links and MMA Odds Breaker will be paid if you make a purchase after clicking on the hyperlinks. Read more: montanayouthrugby.org