YOEL ROMERO VS. PAULO COSTA ADDED TO UFC 241Cat:未分類
A middleweight matchup between Yoel Romero and Paulo Costa will take place at UFC 241, which is set for August 17 in Honda Centre in Anaheim, California. Together with the most important event for this particular card viewing Daniel Cormier try to defend the UFC heavyweight title against Stipe Miocic at a rematch,” Romero vs. Costa is scheduled for just 3 rounds. Remember, this was supposed to be the main event of April’s UFC on ESPN 3 card before both men fell off the card along with the headliner eventually became Ronaldo”Jacare” Souza from Jack Hermansson. Now, after months of trash talking each other in interviews and on social networking, we’ll eventually see Romero and Costa throw this summer.
Ariel Helwani of ESPN broke the news.
Romero (13-3) has not fought since a decision loss to UFC middleweight champion Robert Whittaker past summer at UFC 225. Though Romero has dropped two of his last 3 outings to Whittaker, he mixed in a brutal KO win over Luke Rockhold in-between the Whittaker fights which demonstrated that at age 42 he’s one of the very best middleweights in the world. After beginning 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, and of course Chris Weidman, Lyoto Machida, Tim Kennedy, Brad Tavares, and Derek Brunson. He comes from a wrestling background and has grown into one of the most devastating knockout artists the UFC has ever observed, which makes him a special talent. Romero has appeared amazing since joining the Octagon in 2013, and is presently a top-five middleweight in MMA.
Costa (12-0) has completed all 12 of his pro MMA victories and has a perfect 4-0 record in the UFC that includes knockout wins over Uriah Hall, Johnny Hendricks, Oluwale Bamgbose and Garreth McLellan. He has 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 recently involving USADA and the athletic commissions, but after all that has been he has been cleared to struggle. He’s among the top prospects in the middleweight division, and when he could defeat Romero inside this fight he could jump into the title mix at 185lbs.
Though Costa has the potential to be an elite middleweight, until he can demonstrates that he does that Romero should be favored to win this fight. While he’s one of the earliest fighters in the UFC middleweight division. Romero is still one of the most dominant and proven fighters in the division. Costa is a huge talent but still needs that one key marquee win before we could proceed and say he could beat a guy like Romero. The winner of this fight, no matter who it is, should be in the mix for the title at 185lbs.
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