Jul 29 2023
Saturday

Vivint Arena, Salt Lake City, United States

Main Card
3 rounds contest @ Middleweight
Ikram Aliskerov
Aliskerov
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14-2-0

est. walkout:

TBC

broadcast start time:

US - TBC / UK - TBC

14-1-0

The tape

32
Age
30
6' 1" / 185 cm
Height
6' 0" / 183 cm
72" / 183 cm
Reach
76" / 193 cm

Full record

UD 3UD 5KO 2UD 3KO 2
Form
KO 1
14
Wins
14
11
By KO
5
79
KO%
36
1
By Sub
5
7
SUB%
36
2
Losses
1
1
Stopped
1
0
Tapped
0
0
Draws
0
2012
Debut
2012
16
Bouts
15
28
Rounds
29
1 hours, 46 minutes
Fight Time
1 hours, 51 minutes

Current rankings @ Middleweight

5
UFC
-
-
Bellator
-
9
Tapology
-

Paulo Costa vs Ikram Aliskerov preview

When is Costa vs Aliskerov?

Paulo Costa will face the challenge of Ikram Aliskerov during the main card of UFC 291, on Saturday 29th July 2023 at Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City.

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

Costa vs Aliskerov stats

Paulo Costa steps into the octagon with a record of 14 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, 11 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 1 by submission.

Ikram Aliskerov will make his way to the cage with a record of 14 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, with 5 of those wins by knock out and 5 by submission.

The stats suggest Costa has a massive power advantage over Aliskerov, boasting at 79% knock out percentage over Aliskerov's 36%.

If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Aliskerov will have a large advantage over Costa, boosting at 36% submission rate over Costa's 7%.

Paulo Costa is the older man by 2 years, at 32 years old.

Costa has a height advantage of 1 inch over Aliskerov. Despite this, Aliskerov has 4-inch reach advantage.

Costa's experience as a professional fighter is relatively equal to Aliskerov's, having had 1 more fights, and made his debut in 2012, 2 months earlier than Aliskerov, whose first professional fight was in 2012. He has fought 1 less professional rounds, 28 to Aliskerov's 29.

Costa vs Aliskerov form

Costa has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges twice.

In his last fight, he beat Luke Rockhold at UFC 278 on 20th August 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Vivint Arena, Salt Lake City, United States.

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

Going into that contest, 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.

Before that, he had beat Yoel Romero at UFC 241 on 17th August 2019 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Honda Center, Anaheim, United States.

He had won against Johny Hendricks at UFC 217 on 4th November 2017 by knockout in the 2nd round at Madison Square Garden, New York City.

Activity check

Costa's last 5 fights have come over a period of 5 years, 6 months and 30 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 1 year, 1 month and 11 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 15 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 3 rounds on average.

What are the odds on Costa vs Aliskerov?

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