Tape rankings @ Middleweight
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 as in favor of 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 ring with an undefeated record of 12 wins, zero loses 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 ring with a record of 13 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, with 11 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Costa had a slight advantage in power over Romero, with a 92% knock out percentage over Romero's 85%.
Paulo Costa was the younger man by 14 years, at 31 years old.
Costa had a height advantage of 1 inch over Romero. Despite this, Romero had 2-inch reach advantage.
Costa was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 4 less fights, and made his debut in 2012, 2 year and 2 months later than Romero, whose first professional fight was in 2009. He had fought 32 less professional rounds, 25 to Romero's 57.
Costa's last 2 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 11 months and 20 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 2 years, 5 months and 25 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 4 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2 rounds on average.
Romero's last 3 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 10 months and 15 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 7 months and 16 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 13 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 4.3 rounds on average.