Current rankings @ Middleweight
When is Costa vs Cannonier?
Paulo Costa could potentially fight Jared Cannonier, in Autumn/Fall 2021.
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 Cannonier 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.
Jared Cannonier would make his way to the cage with a record of 15 wins, 6 loses and 0 draws, with 10 of those wins by knock out and 2 by submission.
The stats suggest Costa would have an advantage in power over Cannonier, with a 79% knock out percentage over Cannonier's 67%.
If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Cannonier would have a slight advantage over Costa, with a 13% submission rate over Costa's 7%.
Paulo Costa is the younger man by 7 years, at 31 years old.
Costa has a height advantage of 2 inches over Cannonier. Despite this, Cannonier has 6-inch reach advantage.
Costa is currently the less experienced professional fighter, having had 5 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2012, 8 months later than Cannonier, whose first professional fight was in 2011. He has fought 19 less professional rounds, 28 to Cannonier's 47.
Costa vs Cannonier 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.
Cannonier has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight, he Israel Adesanya at UFC 276 on 2nd July 2022 by unanimous decision in their UFC Middleweight championship fight at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Derek Brunson at UFC 271 on 12th February 2022 by knockout in the 2nd round at Toyota Center, Houston.
Going into that contest, he had won against Kelvin Gastelum at UFC Vegas 34 on 21st August 2021 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at UFC APEX, Enterprise.
Before that, he had been beaten by Robert Whittaker at UFC 254 on 24th October 2020 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC Fight Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
He had defeated Jack Hermansson at UFC on ESPN+ 18 on 28th September 2019 by knockout in the 2nd round at Royal Arena, Copenhagen, Denmark.
In terms of recent activity, Jared Cannonier has been fighting more than Paulo Costa.
Paulo Costa last fought 3 months and 9 days ago, while Jared Cannonier's last outing was 4 months and 27 days ago.
Costa's last 5 fights have come over a period of 5 years and 25 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.
Cannonier's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 2 months and 1 day, meaning he has been fighting on average every 7 months and 19 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 17 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 3.4 rounds on average.
What are the odds on Costa vs Cannonier?
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