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Michael Bisping explains why he believes Sean Strickland will have a “significant advantage” over Paulo Costa at UFC 302

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Michael Bisping explains why Sean Strickland has ‘significant advantage’ vs. Paulo Costa at UFC 302
Michael Bisping explains why Sean Strickland has ‘significant advantage’ vs. Paulo Costa at UFC 302

Michael Bisping gives Sean Strickland the advantage over Paulo Costa at UFC 302. 

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Sean Strickland settles fighter pay fiasco with UFC execs, agrees to meet Paulo Costa in June showdown
Sean Strickland settles fighter pay fiasco with UFC execs, agrees to meet Paulo Costa in June showdown

Former UFC middleweight champion Sean Strickland will be returning to the Octagon this summer. Strickland is coming off a… 

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After meeting with UFC, Sean Strickland agrees to fight Paulo Costa
After meeting with UFC, Sean Strickland agrees to fight Paulo Costa

After having a meeting with the UFC, former middleweight champion Sean Strickland agrees to fight Paulo Costa. 

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Paulo Costa accepts Sean Strickland’s offer to “do some bleeding” at UFC 302: “Let’s go Cowboy”

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Sean Strickland agrees to fight Paulo Costa, UFC 302 matchup in works
Sean Strickland agrees to fight Paulo Costa, UFC 302 matchup in works

Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images Sean Strickland agreed to fight Paulo Costa on social media, setting the stage for a showdown between the UFC middleweight… 

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Sean Strickland reveals he had a successful meeting with UFC officials: “Paulo Costa you got your wish”

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Sean Strickland turned down lowball offer to fight Paulo Costa at UFC 302: ‘It’s cut throat in here’
Sean Strickland turned down lowball offer to fight Paulo Costa at UFC 302: ‘It’s cut throat in here’

Sean Strickland may be a former UFC champion, but he certainly isn’t being paid like one. Middleweight contender Paulo… 

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Paulo Costa says Sean Strickland turned down a fight with him, Strickland responds
Paulo Costa says Sean Strickland turned down a fight with him, Strickland responds

UFC matchmakers had two opponents in mind for Paulo Costa’s next fight and one of them was former champion Sean Strickland. 

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Paulo Costa says Sean Strickland turned down UFC 302 fight; ex-champ alludes to reason why
Paulo Costa says Sean Strickland turned down UFC 302 fight; ex-champ alludes to reason why

A fight between Paulo Costa and Sean Strickland at UFC 302 sounds like a good idea, but apparently there’s one issue. 

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Paulo Costa claims Sean Strickland turned down a fight against him, Strickland responds

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Paulo Costa claims Sean Strickland turned down grudge match at UFC 302 in New Jersey: ‘It’s a fun fight’
Paulo Costa claims Sean Strickland turned down grudge match at UFC 302 in New Jersey: ‘It’s a fun fight’

Off the back of his decision defeat to former champion, Robert Whittaker in the co-main event of UFC 298… 

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Robert Whittaker Calls for Title Eliminator After Beating ‘Best Version’ of Paulo Costa

Robert Whittaker wants a title eliminator booking after defeating a version of Paulo Costa that he believe would have beaten a lot of elite middleweights. 

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Robert Whittaker laughs off near-KO loss to Paulo Costa in UFC 298 fight: ‘That spinning kick should’ve killed me’
Robert Whittaker laughs off near-KO loss to Paulo Costa in UFC 298 fight: ‘That spinning kick should’ve killed me’

Former UFC middleweight champion, Robert Whittaker explains his mindset heading into his recent fight with Paulo Costa. Following his… 

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UFC 298 fight night weights revealed, Paulo Costa and Geoff Neal have stunning gains

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Paulo Costa accuses Khamzat Chimaev of avoiding fights: ‘He has no balls’
Paulo Costa accuses Khamzat Chimaev of avoiding fights: ‘He has no balls’

Paulo Costa | Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images Paulo Costa is done chasing Khamzat Chimaev. A middleweight grudge match between Costa and Chimaev was… 

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Paulo Costa blasts UFC star Khamzat Chimaev, accuses him of ducking clash again: ‘He wants to fight easy fights’
Paulo Costa blasts UFC star Khamzat Chimaev, accuses him of ducking clash again: ‘He wants to fight easy fights’

Former undisputed middleweight title challenger, Paulo Costa has once more taken aim at arch-rival, Khamzat Chimaev, claiming the unbeaten… 

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Paulo Costa eyes fight with ex-Champion Kamaru Usman after UFC 298 return: ‘I might finish him’
Paulo Costa eyes fight with ex-Champion Kamaru Usman after UFC 298 return: ‘I might finish him’

Off the back of his decision defeat to former undisputed middleweight champion, Robert Whittaker last weekend in the co-main… 

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Paulo Costa calls out Kamaru Usman after loss to Robert Whittaker: “Looks interesting”

Callout 

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Chael Sonnen’s advice for Robert Whittaker and Paulo Costa after UFC 298: ‘No more breaks’
Chael Sonnen’s advice for Robert Whittaker and Paulo Costa after UFC 298: ‘No more breaks’

Chael Sonnen says activity is key for both Robert Whittaker and Paulo Costa after UFC 298. 

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Paulo Costa thought he was winning at UFC 298, promises to ‘pressure even more’ next time
Paulo Costa thought he was winning at UFC 298, promises to ‘pressure even more’ next time

“Secret Juice” creator Paulo Costa came up short at UFC 298, though the decision seemingly caught him off guard. 

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Paulo Costa reacts to Robert Whittaker loss at UFC 298: ‘Damage or touching?’
Paulo Costa reacts to Robert Whittaker loss at UFC 298: ‘Damage or touching?’

Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images Add UFC middleweight Paulo Costa to the list of fighters confused by MMA scoring after UFC 298. Costa released… 

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Paulo Costa issues statement following loss to Robert Whittaker at UFC 298

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Pros react after Robert Whittaker defeats Paulo Costa at UFC 298

Tonight’s UFC 298 event was co-headlined by a highly anticipated middleweight bout between Robert Whittaker and Paulo Costa. Whittaker (25-7 MMA) had entered the contest… 

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Robert Whittaker outworks Paulo Costa, fights his way back into the win column via UD – UFC 298 Highlights
Robert Whittaker outworks Paulo Costa, fights his way back into the win column via UD – UFC 298 Highlights

Robert Whittaker got back into the win column with a fantastic performance against the returning Paulo Costa in their… 

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Robert Whittaker vs. Paulo Costa full fight video highlights
Robert Whittaker vs. Paulo Costa full fight video highlights

Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images Watch Robert Whittaker vs. Paulo Costa full fight video highlights from the co-main event of UFC 298, courtesy of… 

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Robert Whittaker defeats Paulo Costa in UFC 298 war
Robert Whittaker defeats Paulo Costa in UFC 298 war

A middleweight bout with heavyweight implications between former champion Robert Whittaker and Paulo Costa served as the UFC 298 co-main event. 

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UFC 298 live blog: Robert Whittaker vs. Paulo Costa
UFC 298 live blog: Robert Whittaker vs. Paulo Costa

Robert Whittaker and Paulo Costa face off ahead of UFC 298 | Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images This is the UFC 298… 

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Paulo Costa on his bouts against Chimaev and DDP
Paulo Costa on his bouts against Chimaev and DDP

Paulo Costa’s focus extends far beyond a rematch with Khamzat Chimaev.  The Brazilian fighter gears up for his UFC 298 co-main event against former UFC… 

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UFC 298 video: Robert Whittaker, Paulo Costa make weight for key middleweight bout

ANAHEIM, Calif. – The UFC 298 co-main event is locked in after Robert Whittaker and Paulo Costa made weight for their crucial middleweight bout.
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UFC 298 Clash: Whittaker Vs. Costa!

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Middleweight contenders Robert Whittaker and Paulo Costa will collide this weekend (Sat., Feb. 17, 2024) at UFC 298 inside Honda Center in Anaheim, California.
It’s now been …read more

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UFC 298 | Pro fighters make their picks for Robert Whittaker vs. Paulo Costa

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Paulo Costa explains why he has no interest in rebooking Khamzat Chimaev fight: “F**k him”

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UFC 298 Embedded, episode 4: ‘I’m going to crush him in the first round’

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On the fourth episode of UFC 298 Embedded, Merab Dvalishvili offers Aljamain Sterling a new job, Paulo Costa practices his head kicks, chef …read more

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Paulo Costa: After I beat Robert Whittaker at UFC 298, I don’t want to hear Khamzat Chimaev’s name

IRVINE, Calif. – Paulo Costa has moved past Khamzat Chimaev.
Costa was scheduled to fight Chimaev this past October at UFC 294, but an elbow infection forced him out of the …read more

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Israel Adesanya: Paulo Costa ‘doesn’t really mix it up,’ loses to Robert Whittaker at UFC 298

Israel Adesanya believes Robert Whittaker has more tools to win than Paulo Costa.
Whittaker (24-7 MMA, 15-5 UFC) takes on Costa (14-2 MMA, 6-2 UFC) in Saturday’s UFC 298 (pay-per-view, ESPN, …read more

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Paulo Costa shuts down Khamzat Chimaev grudge fight after UFC 298: ‘He didn’t beat anybody’

Ahead of his return to the Octagon this weekend at UFC 298, former undisputed middleweight champion, Paulo Costa appears to have shut down the idea of a rescheduled showdown with …read more

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Paulo Costa expecting a title shot with UFC 298 win over Robert Whittaker

A colossal bout in the middleweight division serves as Saturday’s UFC 298 co-main event.  Former champion and third-ranked contender Robert Whittaker looks to bounce back from a TKO loss to Dricus …read more

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Paulo Costa sees ‘no other way to go’ than title shot with victory at UFC 298

IRVINE, Calif. – Paulo Costa is one win away from challenging for UFC gold – at least in his eyes.
At a UFC 298 pre-fight news conference Wednesday, Costa (14-2 MMA, …read more

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Paulo Costa Expects to Show ‘Better Version of Myself’ at UFC 298

It’s been approximately a year and a half since Paulo Costa last competed under the Ultimate Fighting Championship banner, but that doesn’t mean “Borrachinha” has been stagnant in his development. …read more

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‘Cocked and ready’ Robert Whittaker focused solely on Paulo Costa at UFC 298 – nothing else

IRVINE, Calif. – Ever since he lost the UFC middleweight championship back in 2019, Robert Whittaker has constantly talked about wanting to reclaim it.
Not this week.
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Israel Adesanya shares prediction for Robert Whittaker vs. Paulo Costa at UFC 298

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Robert Whittaker excited to go out and “hurt” Paulo Costa at UFC 298: “I’m coming for violence”

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Video: UFC 298 ‘Countdown’ for Paulo Costa vs. Robert Whittaker

Did you miss the debut of UFC 298 “Countdown” or just want to watch it again? Check out the co-main event preview now.
The segment takes a special look at the middleweight …read more

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UFC 298: Volkanovski vs. Topuria Countdown – Full Episode

UFC 298 Countdown previews 145-pound king Alexander Volkanovski, who defends his belt against Ilia Topuria, and former 185-pound champion Robert Whittaker, who battles Paulo Costa.
The event takes place at the Honda Center in Anaheim, …read more

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Chael Sonnen unsure if Robert Whittaker vs. Paulo Costa happens at UFC 298: “It doesn’t feel like those guys are getting ready to fight”

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Chael Sonnen questions whether Robert Whittaker and Paulo Costa will fight at UFC 298

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Chael Sonnen’s gut is telling him that a big fight is about to fall …read more

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Chael Sonnen skeptical about Robert Whittaker vs. Paulo Costa happening at UFC 298

Chael Sonnen casts doubt on Robert Whittaker vs. Paulo Costa happening at UFC 298.
Former middleweight champion Whittaker (24-7 MMA, 15-5 UFC) is schedule to face Costa (14-2 MMA, 6-2 UFC) …read more

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Henry Cejudo questions whether Paulo Costa will fight at UFC 298

A middleweight clash between former champion Robert Whittaker and sixth-ranked Paulo Costa serves as the UFC 298 co-main event on Feb. 17 in Anaheim, California.  The matchup has monumental implications in the …read more

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Robert Whittaker going in with bad intentions vs. Paulo Costa, looking to ‘really hurt him’ at UFC 298

Robert Whittaker aims to rebound in emphatic fashion at UFC 298.
Former middleweight champion Whittaker (24-7 MMA, 15-5 UFC) faces Paulo Costa (14-2 MMA, 6-2 UFC) in the Feb. 17 co-main …read more

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Photos | Robert Whittaker appears to be in phenomenal shape for his fight with Paulo Costa at UFC 298

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Natalia Silva predicts teammate Paulo Costa knocks out Robert Whittaker at UFC 298

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Natalia Silva expects her teammate Paulo Costa to score a statement win in his …read more

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Anthony Smith questions Paulo Costa’s status as heavy-hitting knockout artist: “He hasn’t knocked out anybody in a while”

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Anthony Smith not sold on Paulo Costa as a heavy hitter: ‘He hasn’t knocked out anybody in a while’

Anthony Smith believes Paulo Costa is mislabeled as a knockout artist.
Costa (14-2 MMA, 6-2 UFC) takes on former middleweight champion Robert Whittaker (24-7 MMA, 15-5 UFC) in the UFC 298 …read more

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Robert Whittaker ‘not really’ worried about Paulo Costa pulling out of UFC 298

Former middleweight champion Robert Whittaker is confident that Paulo Costa will fight him at UFC 298.
Whittaker (24-7 MMA, 15-5 UFC) takes on Costa (14-2 MMA, 6-2 UFC) in the Feb. …read more

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Paulo Costa lobbies Dana White for title fight with Dricus du Plessis after UFC 297: ‘Give me him, papa’

Paulo Costa is interested in a fight with Dricus Du Plessis, and he recently let it be known.

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Paulo Costa says trash talk between Sean Strickland and Dricus du Plessis went too far: ‘They need to be more creative’

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Paulo Costa thinks Dricus du Plessis and Sean Strickland took things a bit too far.
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Robert Whittaker closing as betting favorite to beat Paulo Costa in UFC 298 grudge fight in March

Finally expected to make his long-anticipated return to the Octagon at UFC 298 in March, former undisputed middleweight champion, Robert Whittaker is hotly-closing as a short betting favorite to beat …read more

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Chris Weidman offers to step in against Khamzat Chimaev at UFC 294 in place of Paulo Costa

Former UFC middleweight Chris Weidman offers to step in for Paulo Costa and take on Khamzat Chimaev on short notice. 

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Paulo Costa’s ‘Dream Fight’ is Title Bout Against Khamzat Chimaev

Paulo Costa continues to eye a matchup against Khamzat Chimaev despite having his next booking confirmed. …read more

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Naked, Hungover Cody Stamann Pulled A gun on USADA drug tester: ‘I Shook this guy to his core’

With the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) no longer working alongside the UFC, fighters are sharing their horror stories of dealing with the organization.

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Paulo Costa calls for longshot middleweight bout with ‘Exceptional’ Conor McGregor: “He’s huge”

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Paulo Costa determined to make ‘Dream Fight’ against Khamzat Chimaev a reality: ‘It Has to Happen’

Though he’s already scheduled for a scrap with Robert Whittaker on February 17, Paulo Costa has high hopes that he’ll share the Octagon with Khamzat Chimaev in 2024.

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Paulo Costa wants ‘dream fight’ against Khamzat Chimaev for UFC middleweight title

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Even though he’s next scheduled to face Robert Whittaker, Paulo Costa still has his …read more

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Paulo Costa reveals he still hasn’t signed a contract to fight Robert Whittaker at UFC 298, claims the bout is still on

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Paulo Costa unsure fight with Robert Whittaker happens at UFC 298: ‘I didn’t sign yet, I don’t know what happened’

Despite being slated to fight former undisputed middleweight champion, Robert Whittaker at UFC 298 next month in Anaheim, California, polarizing division contender, Paulo Costa has claimed he has yet to …read more

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The MMA Hour with Paulo Costa, Mark Hunt, Arnold Allen, Callum Smith, and more at 1 p.m. ET

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The Mixed Martial Arts Hour is back in your life! Below is a rundown of Wednesday’s show, which begins at 1 …read more

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Paulo Costa calls out ‘Chechen Fraud’ Khamzat Chimaev, seeks unbeaten star for blockbuster UFC 300 fight

Although Paulo Costa has a fight with Robert Whittaker lined up for UFC 298, he’s claiming that he wants to make a quick turnaround to participate in the historic UFC …read more

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