Paulo Costa is one of the new stars of UFC and from the world of mixed martial arts, so there is a huge expectation of what you can do. At 29, the Brazilian is preparing to face his greatest challenge in his career, since on September 19 he will face the champion Israel Adesanya. This will be the case in a duel valid for the middleweight title of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Clearly, the most difficult contest of his entire career.
Nowadays, Paulo “Borrachinha” Costa He has a record of 13 wins (11 by KO, 1 by submission and 1 by Decision) and has beaten rivals such as Yoel Romero, Uriah Hall and Johny Hendricks. But, although many do not believe it, the Brazilian has lost in the octagon of UFC. To detail the story we go back to 2014, when the reality show “The Ultimate Fighter Brasil 3” was made. On that occasion, Coast, from Wanderlei Silva’s team, faced Márcio Alexandre Jr., nicknamed “Lyoto”, for the 1/4 final of the tournament.
In a two-round match, extendable to 3 in the event of a tie, Costa fell by Divided Decision against his opponent. He knew how to better distribute energy during the fight, since “Borrachinha” gave his full potential and strength in a single round, looking very tired in the rest of the fight. Obviously that situation played against him for the next round, so the cards ended up leaving him without victory. However, he has not yet been defeated by knockout.