UFC Veteran Demian Maia Opens Museum, Academy in Sao Paulo

Considered one of the biggest legends of jiu-jitsu in UFC history, Demian Maia has just inaugurated a new academy in Sao Paulo, where, besides learning new techniques, students will be able to study the whole history of the sport, from the founders through the great competitors that marked jiu-jitsu history in Brazil. View full post on […]

With Israel Adesanya Moving Up, Paulo Costa Wants Interim Title Fight vs. Robert Whittaker

Former UFC middleweight No. 1 contender Paulo Costa recently did a live session on his YouTube channel in which he revealed a desire to face Robert Whittaker for the interim 185-pound belt. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Paulo Costa says he ‘should have postponed’ the Israel Adesanya fight: ‘My leg was totally impaired’

Paulo Costa lost to Israel Adesanya via second-round stoppage in Abu Dhabi. | Zuffa LLC Paulo Costa finally had his shot at the middleweight crown in September, but came up short against Israel Adesanya in Abu Dhabi, suffering his first MMA loss via second-round TKO at UFC 253. “Borrachinha” and his team were campaigning for […]

UFC free fight: Thiago Santos breaks down Eryk Anders in Sao Paulo

Thiago Santos showed the world just why he’s nicknamed “Marreta” at UFC Fight Night 137 when he finished Eryk Anders after three punishing rounds in Sao Paulo. Anders stepped in as a short-notice substitute to replace the injured Jimi Manuwa in the main event in Brazil, but found Santos in irresistible form as he was […]

Paulo Filho Views Khabib as MMA’s GOAT, Believes McGregor Will Reclaim Lightweight Throne

Undefeated for almost eight years in MMA, former World Extreme Cagefighting champion Paulo Filho in 2007 was labeled by Anderson Silva as the best middleweight fighter in the world. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Israel Adesanya never expects Paulo Costa rematch: ‘I don’t think I ever see him again to be honest’

Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya has a lot of challenges left ahead of him, but he doesn’t expect to cross paths with Paulo Costa again. After spending the better part of a year building towards their eventual showdown at UFC 253, Adesanya and Costa appeared to be the start of […]

Wallid Ismail: Paulo Costa will postpone light heavyweight move after Israel Adesanya’s ‘disgusting’ post-fight antics

Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC Paulo Costa’s longtime manager Wallid Ismail reveals that “Borrachinha” was planning on moving up to light heavyweight after taking the middleweight title away from Israel Adesanya at UFC 253, but everything changed after “The Last Stylebender’s” post-fight antics. Costa was stopped by Adesanya in the second round of Saturday night’s […]

Manager Expects Paulo Costa to Follow Deiveson Figueiredo’s Championship Path in UFC

After filming the first face-to-face meeting between Israel Adesanya and Paulo Costa last week at the fighter hotel in Abu Dhabi and claiming that the reigning middleweight champion was clearly frightened, Wallid Ismael praised “The Last Stylebender” for his UFC 253 victory in an interview with Globo reporter Evelyn Rodrigues. View full post on Recent News […]

Paulo Costa calls Israel Adesanya ‘human trash’ for lewd post-fight celebration, demands rematch

Paulo Costa is furious with Israel Adesanya. After seeing a replay of Adesanya’s lewd post-fight celebration, Costa (13-1 MMA, 5-1 UFC) posted a video to his Instagram, ripping into his UFC 253 opponent and vowing to get revenge for the UFC middleweight champion’s actions. “I come here to talk about the action the human trash […]

Paulo Costa blasts ‘human trash’ Israel Adesanya for post-fight behavior, Adesanya responds

Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC Paulo Costa is already calling for a rematch against Israel Adesanya after falling to the reigning middleweight champion this past weekend at UFC 254. The source of his anger stems from Adesanya’s chosen post-fight celebration after he finished Costa with strikes in the second round. Immediately after he dropped Costa […]

Dana White Perplexed by Paulo Costa’s ‘Weird’ Performance at UFC 253

Paulo Costa was expected to bring the fight to Israel Adesanya at UFC 253. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Paulo Costa vows to return ‘stronger’ after title-fight loss to Israel Adesanya at UFC 253

Paulo Costa suffered the first setback of his professional career Saturday when he lost to Israel Adesanya at UFC 253. After promising to end Adesanya’s (20-0 MMA, 9-0 UFC) middleweight title reign in the headlining bout at Flash Forum at Yas Island in Abu Dhabi, Costa (13-1 MMA, 5-1 UFC) suffered a lopsided second-round TKO […]

Israel Adesanya on Surprisingly Lopsided Win Over Paulo Costa: ‘I Told You He’s Dumb’

Saturday’s UFC 253 headliner was billed as a potential “Fight of the Year” contender, a clash of undefeated titans in the middleweight division. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Israel Adesanya breaks down UFC 253 masterpiece against ‘dumb’ Paulo Costa

ABU DHABI – Israel Adesanya backed up his talk exactly as predicted against Paulo Costa on Saturday at UFC 253. Adesanya (20-0 MMA, 9-0 UFC) said over and over in the weeks and months leading up to his second-round TKO of Costa (13-1 MMA, 5-1 UFC) in the pay-per-view headliner at Flash Forum at Yas […]

UFC 253 start time, TV schedule for Israel Adesanya vs. Paulo Costa

Israel Adesanya will compete in the UFC 253 main event Saturday night. | Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images The UFC 253 start time, TV schedule for the Israel Adesanya vs. Paulo Costa event at the Flash Forum on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates on Saturday night. The fight card […]

Israel Adesanya vs. Paulo Costa may not prove historical, but certainly should not be missed | Opinion

ABU DHABI – Saturday’s championship bout between UFC middleweight titleholder Israel Adesanya and top contender Paulo Costa has clear historical significance, but the bout’s position in terms of true impact on the sport’s chronicles may only be clear in retrospect. Surprisingly, the UFC 253 headliner is just the second time in modern UFC history that […]

Video: Dan Hardy breaks down Israel Adesanya vs. Paulo Costa at UFC 253

Two bonafide finishers will go head-to-head in the main event of UFC 253 with the UFC middleweight title – and their undefeated records – on the line. Israel Adesanya will look to defend his status as the UFC’s premier 185-pound fighter when he lines up opposite Brazilian powerhouse Paulo Costa on “UFC Fight Island.” Costa […]

Paulo Costa bickers with Israel Adesanya over grappling credentials: “You never put a gi on your skinny body’

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Israel Adesanya vs. Paulo Costa has been billed a striker’s delight, but should the fight end up going to the ground, both men are eager to show their stuff. At least that’s the case if their back-and-forth chatter at Thursday’s UFC 253 pre-fight press conference is any indication. Adesanya defends his […]

Paulo Costa Believes He Was Born To Fight

Early in Paulo Costa’s career, the Brazilian knew he could become champion one day.  Read the Full Article Here View full post on UFC News

Video: Israel Adesanya and Paulo Costa verbally spar at UFC 253 press conference

ABU DHABI – The talk between Israel Adesanya and Paulo Costa is heating up going into their UFC 253 title fight. Though neither man has really gotten the opportunity to show of their ground game in the UFC, an argument sparked up when Costa (13-0 MMA, 5-0 UFC) was asked if his jiu-jitsu background could be […]

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