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Paulo Costa vs Jack Hermansson preview
When is Costa vs Hermansson?
Paulo Costa could potentially take on Jack Hermansson, in Autumn/Fall 2021.
The fight would be scheduled for 5 rounds in the Middleweight division, which means the weight limit would be 185 pounds (13.2 stone or 83.9 KG).
Costa vs Hermansson 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.
Jack Hermansson would make his way to the cage with a record of 23 wins, 8 loses and 0 draws, with 11 of those wins by knock out and 6 by submission.
The stats suggest Costa would have a massive power advantage over Hermansson, boasting at 79% knock out percentage over Hermansson's 48%.
If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Hermansson would have an advantage over Costa, with a 26% submission rate over Costa's 7%.
Paulo Costa is the younger man by 3 years, at 31 years old.
Hermansson has 6-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 7 months later than Hermansson, whose first professional fight was in 2010. He has fought 44 less professional rounds, 28 to Hermansson's 72.
Costa vs Hermansson form
Costa has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges twice.
In his last fight, he defeated 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 defeated 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.
Jack Hermansson has beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he Roman Dolidze at UFC Fight Night: Thompson vs. Holland on 3rd December 2022 by knockout in the 2nd round at Amway Center, Orlando, United States.
Previous to that, he had won against Chris Curtis at UFC Fight Night London on 23rd July 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at The O2, London, United Kingdom.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Sean Strickland at UFC Fight Night on 5th February 2022 by split decision in their 5 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.
Before that, he had beat Edmen Shahbazyan at UFC Vegas 27 on 22nd May 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest.
He had lost to Marvin Vettori at UFC Vegas 16 on 5th December 2020 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
In terms of recent activity, Jack Hermansson has been fighting more than Paulo Costa.
Paulo Costa last fought 7 months and 11 days ago, while Jack Hermansson's last outing was 3 months and 28 days ago.
Costa's last 5 fights have come over a period of 5 years, 4 months and 27 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 1 year and 29 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 15 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 3 rounds on average.
Hermansson's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 3 months and 26 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 5 months and 18 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 18 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 3.6 rounds on average.
What are the odds on Costa vs Hermansson?
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