15 sep YOEL ROMERO VS. PAULO COSTA ADDED TO UFC 241
A middleweight matchup between Yoel Romero and Paulo Costa will take place at UFC 241, which is set for August 17 in Honda Centre at Anaheim, California. Together with the main event for this particular card seeing Daniel Cormier attempt to defend the UFC heavyweight title against Stipe Miocic in a rematch,” Romero vs. Costa is scheduled for only 3 rounds. Bear in mind, this was supposed to be the main event of April’s UFC on ESPN 3 card before the two men dropped off the card and the headliner eventually became Ronaldo”Jacare” Souza against Jack Hermansson. Now, after months of trash talking each other in interviews and on social networking, we will eventually see Romero and Costa throw this summer.
Ariel Helwani of ESPN broke the information.
Romero (13-3) hasn’t fought since a decision loss to UFC middleweight champion Robert Whittaker last summer at UFC 225. Although Romero has dropped two of his last three outings to Whittaker, he combined in a brutal KO win over Luke Rockhold involving the Whittaker battles that demonstrated that at age 42 he is 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, 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 the UFC has ever seen, which makes him a special talent. Romero has appeared amazing since linking the Octagon in 2013, and is now a top-five middleweight in MMA.
Costa (12-0) has finished all 12 of his ace MMA successes 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 special knockout capacity to cooperate with the appearance of a celebrity that makes him a special talent in this sport. Costa was involved in some controversies recently involving USADA and the incentives that are athletic, but after all of that has been he has been cleared to fight. He’s among the top prospects at the middleweight division, and if he could conquer Romero in this struggle he could jump in the title mix at 185lbs.
Though Costa has the potential to be an elite middleweight, until he will demonstrates he does this Romero should be favored to win this fight. Even though he’s one of the earliest fighters in the UFC middleweight division. Romero remains one of the most dominant and recognized fighters in the branch. Costa is a huge talent but still wants that one important marquee win before we could go and say he can beat a man like Romero. The winner of the fight, regardless of who it is, should be in the mix for the title at 185lbs.
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