Late 2024
Potentially

Potential contest
3 rounds contest @ Middleweight
14-4-0
13-0-0

The tape

33
Age
30
6' 1" / 185 cm
Height
6' 2" / 188 cm
72" / 183 cm
Reach
75.2" / 191 cm

Full record

SD 5UD 3UD 3UD 5KO 2
Form
MD 3SUB 1UD 3SUB 1KO 1
14
Wins
13
11
By KO
6
79
KO%
46
1
By Sub
5
7
SUB%
38
4
Losses
0
1
Stopped
0
0
Tapped
0
0
Draws
0
2012
Debut
2018
18
Bouts
13
36
Rounds
20
2 hours, 26 minutes
Fight Time
1 hours, 6 minutes

Current rankings @ Middleweight

8
UFC
11
-
Bellator
-
9
Tapology
7

Paulo Costa vs Khamzat Chimaev preview

When is Costa vs Chimaev?

Paulo Costa could potentially take on Khamzat Chimaev, in Late 2024.

The fight would be contested over 3 rounds in the Middleweight division, which means the weight limit would be 185 pounds (13.2 stone or 83.9 KG).

Costa vs Chimaev stats

Paulo Costa would step into the octagon with a record of 14 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws, 11 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 1 by submission.

Khamzat Chimaev would make his way to the cage with an unblemished record of 13 wins, 0 losses, and 0 draws, 6 of those wins coming by knock out and 5 by submission.

The stats suggest Costa would have a massive power advantage over Chimaev, boasting a 79% knock out percentage over Chimaev's 46%.

If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Chimaev would have a massive advantage over Costa, boasting a 38% submission rate over Costa's 7%.

Paulo Costa is the older man by 3 years, at 33 years old.

Chimaev has a height advantage of 1 inch over Costa. This also extends to a 3-inch reach advantage.

Costa is currently the more experienced professional fighter, having had 5 more fights, and made his debut in 2012, 6 years and 3 months earlier than Chimaev, whose first professional fight was in 2018. He has fought 16 more professional rounds, 36 to Chimaev's 20.

Costa vs Chimaev form

Paulo Costa has beaten 1 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight, he lost to Sean Strickland at UFC 302 on 1st June 2024 by split decision in their 5 round contest at Prudential Center, Newark, United States.

Previous to that, he had been beaten by Robert Whittaker at UFC 298 on 17th February 2024 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Honda Center, Anaheim.

Going into that contest, he had won against Luke Rockhold at UFC 278 on 20th August 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Vivint Arena, Salt Lake City.

Before that, he had been defeated by Marvin Vettori at UFC Vegas 41 on 23rd October 2021 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

He had lost to Israel Adesanya at UFC 253 on 26th September 2020 by knockout in the 2nd round in their UFC Middleweight championship fight at UFC Fight Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

Chimaev remains undefeated as a professional, stopping 1 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight, he beat Kamaru Usman at UFC 294 on 21st October 2023 by majority decision in their 3 round contest at Etihad Arena, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

Previous to that, he had defeated Kevin Holland at UFC 279 on 10th September 2022 by submission in the 1st round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.

Going into that contest, he was victorious against Gilbert Burns at UFC 273 on 9th April 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville.

Before that, he had won against Jingliang Li at UFC 267 on 30th October 2021 by submission in the 1st round.

He had beaten Gerald Meerschaert at UFC Vegas 11 on 19th September 2020 by knockout in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.

Activity check

In terms of recent activity, Paulo Costa has been fighting more than Khamzat Chimaev.

Paulo Costa last fought 20 days ago, while Khamzat Chimaev's last outing was 8 months ago.

Costa's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 8 months and 26 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 8 months and 29 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 18 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 3.6 rounds on average.

Chimaev's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 9 months and 2 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 9 months and 1 day. In those fights, he fought a total of 9 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 1.8 rounds on average.

What are the odds on Costa vs Chimaev?

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