Autumn/Fall 2022
Potentially

Potential contest
5 rounds contest @ Middleweight
14-2-0
23-8-0

The tape

31
Age
38
6' 1" / 185 cm
Height
6' 1" / 186 cm
72" / 183 cm
Reach
77.2" / 196 cm

Full record

UD 3UD 5KO 2UD 3KO 2
Form
KO 2SUB 3UD 5KO 3UD 3
14
Wins
23
11
By KO
12
79
KO%
52
1
By Sub
4
7
SUB%
17
2
Losses
8
1
Stopped
6
0
Tapped
0
0
Draws
0
2012
Debut
2010
16
Bouts
31
28
Rounds
58
1 hours, 46 minutes
Fight Time
3 hours, 47 minutes

Current rankings @ Middleweight

6
UFC
5
-
Bellator
-
11
Tapology
7

Paulo Costa vs Derek Brunson preview

When is Costa vs Brunson?

Paulo Costa could potentially square off against Derek Brunson, in Autumn/Fall 2022.

The fight would take place over 5 rounds in the Middleweight division, which means the weight limit would be 185 pounds (13.2 stone or 83.9 KG).

Costa vs Brunson stats

Paulo Costa would step 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.

Derek Brunson would make his way to the cage with a record of 23 wins, 8 loses and 0 draws, with 12 of those wins by knock out and 4 by submission.

The stats suggest Costa would have a large advantage in power over Brunson, boasting at 79% knock out percentage over Brunson's 52%.

If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Brunson would have a slight advantage over Costa, with a 17% submission rate over Costa's 7%.

Paulo Costa is the younger man by 7 years, at 31 years old.

Brunson has 5-inch reach advantage.

Costa is currently the less experienced professional fighter, having had 15 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2012, 1 year and 9 months later than Brunson, whose first professional fight was in 2010. He has fought 30 less professional rounds, 28 to Brunson's 58.

Costa vs Brunson form

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

In his last fight, he 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, 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 won against 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 beat Johny Hendricks at UFC 217 on 4th November 2017 by knockout in the 2nd round at Madison Square Garden, New York City.

Brunson has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance 3 times.

In his last fight, he Jared Cannonier at UFC 271 on 12th February 2022 by knockout in the 2nd round at Toyota Center, Houston, United States.

Previous to that, he had defeated Darren Till at UFC Vegas 36 on 4th September 2021 by submission in the 3rd round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

Going into that contest, he had won against Kevin Holland at UFC Vegas 22 on 20th March 2021 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

Before that, he had defeated Edmen Shahbazyan at UFC Vegas 5 on 1st August 2020 by knockout in the 3rd round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

He had beat Ian Heinisch at UFC 241 on 17th August 2019 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Honda Center, Anaheim.

Activity check

In terms of recent activity, Derek Brunson has been fighting more than Paulo Costa.

Paulo Costa last fought 3 months and 11 days ago, while Derek Brunson's last outing was 9 months and 19 days ago.

Costa's last 5 fights have come over a period of 5 years and 27 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 1 year and 5 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 15 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 3 rounds on average.

Brunson's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 3 months and 14 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 7 months and 28 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 16 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 3.2 rounds on average.

What are the odds on Costa vs Brunson?

Sorry, we couldn’t find any odds for Costa vs Brunson yet. If a contest doesn’t have odds initially after it is announced, bookmakers usually release them closer to the day of the fight.

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