Aug 17 2019
Saturday

Honda Center, Anaheim, United States

Main Card
3 rounds contest @ Middleweight
12-0-0
UD 3
UD 3
13-3-0

The tape

33
Age
47
6' 1" / 185 cm
Height
6' 0" / 183 cm
72" / 183 cm
Reach
73.6" / 187 cm

Tape record

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Form
SDKOUDKOSD
12
Wins
13
11
By KO
11
92
KO%
85
1
By SUB
0
8
SUB%
0
0
Loses
3
0
Stopped
1
0
Tapped
0
0
Draws
0
2012
Debut
2009
12
Bouts
16
15
Rounds
43
42 minutes, 29 seconds
Fight Time
2 hours, 59 minutes

Tape rankings @ Middleweight

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UFC
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Tapology
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Paulo Costa vs Yoel Romero report

Who won Costa vs Romero?

Paulo Costa beat Yoel Romero by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest during the main card of UFC 241, on Saturday 17th August 2019 at Honda Center in Anaheim.

The scorecards were announced in favor of the winner Paulo Costa.

The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Middleweight division, which meant the weight limit was 185 pounds (13.2 stone or 83.9 KG).

Costa vs Romero stats

Paulo Costa stepped into the octagon with an undefeated record of 12 wins, zero losses and 0 draws, 11 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 1 by submission.

Yoel Romero made his way to the cage with a record of 13 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, 11 of those wins coming by knock out.

This was Paulo Costa's 10th fight in the UFC, having made his debut for the promotion in 2017.

Paulo Costa's UFC record stood at 6-4-0, while Yoel Romero's came in at 9-4-0.

The stats suggested Costa had a slight advantage in power over Romero, with a 92% knock out percentage over Romero's 85%.

If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Costa had a slight advantage over Romero, with a 8% submission rate over Romero's 0%.

Paulo Costa was the younger man by 14 years, at 33 years old.

Costa had a height advantage of 1 inch over Romero. Despite this, Romero had a 2-inch reach advantage.

Costa was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 4 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2012, 2 years and 2 months later than Romero, whose first professional fight was in 2009. He had fought 32 less professional rounds, 36 to Romero's 68.

Costa vs Romero form

Yoel Romero had stopped 2 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against Melvin Manhoef at Bellator 285 on 23rd September 2022 by knockout in the 3rd round at 3Arena Dublin, Dublin, United Kingdom.

Previous to that, he had beaten Alex Polizzi at Bellator 280 on 6th May 2022 by knockout in the 3rd round at Accor Arena, Paris, France.

Going into that contest, he had lost to Phil Davis at Bellator 266 on 18th September 2021 by split decision in their 3 round contest at SAP Center, San Jose, United States.

Before that, he had been beaten by Israel Adesanya at UFC 248 on 7th March 2020 by unanimous decision in their UFC Middleweight championship fight at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.

He had been defeated by Paulo Costa at UFC 241 on 17th August 2019 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Honda Center, Anaheim.

Activity check

Costa's last 2 fights had come over a period of 7 years, 1 month and 19 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 3 years, 6 months and 26 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 4 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2 rounds on average.

Romero's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 11 months and 5 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 11 months and 26 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 17 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.4 rounds on average.

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