Autumn/Fall 2024
Potentially

Potential contest
5 rounds contest @ Middleweight
14-3-0
20-4-0

The tape

32
Age
36
6' 1" / 185 cm
Height
6' 0" / 183 cm
72" / 183 cm
Reach
77.6" / 197 cm

Full record

UD 3UD 3UD 5KO 2UD 3
Form
MD 3MD 5KO 5UD 5KO 2
14
Wins
20
11
By KO
9
79
KO%
45
1
By Sub
1
7
SUB%
5
3
Losses
4
1
Stopped
1
0
Tapped
1
0
Draws
0
2012
Debut
2012
17
Bouts
24
31
Rounds
76
2 hours, 1 minutes
Fight Time
5 hours, 53 minutes

Current rankings @ Middleweight

7
UFC
-
-
Bellator
-
10
Tapology
-

Paulo Costa vs Kamaru Usman preview

When is Costa vs Usman?

Paulo Costa could potentially take on Kamaru Usman, in Autumn/Fall 2024.

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 Usman stats

Paulo Costa would step into the octagon with a record of 14 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, 11 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 1 by submission.

Kamaru Usman would make his way to the cage with a record of 20 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws, 9 of those wins coming by knock out and 1 by submission.

The stats suggest Costa would have a massive power advantage over Usman, boasting a 79% knock out percentage over Usman's 45%.

If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Costa would have a slight advantage over Usman, with a 7% submission rate over Usman's 5%.

Paulo Costa is the younger man by 4 years, at 32 years old.

Costa has a height advantage of 1 inch over Usman. Despite this, Usman has 6-inch reach advantage.

Costa is currently the less experienced professional fighter, having had 7 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2012, 9 months earlier than Usman, whose first professional fight was in 2012. He has fought 45 less professional rounds, 31 to Usman's 76.

Costa vs Usman form

Paulo Costa has beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight, he lost to Robert Whittaker at UFC 298 on 17th February 2024 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Honda Center, Anaheim, United States.

Previous to that, he had 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.

Going into that contest, 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.

Before that, he had been defeated by 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.

He had beaten Yoel Romero at UFC 241 on 17th August 2019 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Honda Center, Anaheim, United States.

Usman has beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance once.

In his last fight, he lost to Khamzat Chimaev at UFC 294 on 21st October 2023 by majority decision in their 3 round contest at Etihad Arena, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

Previous to that, he had been beaten by Leon Edwards at UFC 286 on 18th March 2023 by majority decision in their UFC Welterweight championship fight at o2 Arena, London, United Kingdom.

Going into that contest, he had been defeated by Leon Edwards at UFC 278 on 20th August 2022 by knockout in the 5th round in their UFC Welterweight championship fight at Vivint Arena, Salt Lake City, United States.

Before that, he had defeated Colby Covington at UFC 268 on 6th November 2021 by unanimous decision in their UFC Welterweight championship fight at Madison Square Garden, New York City.

He was victorious against Jorge Masvidal at UFC 261 on 24th April 2021 by knockout in the 2nd round in their UFC Welterweight championship fight at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville.

Activity check

In terms of recent activity, Kamaru Usman has been fighting more than Paulo Costa.

Paulo Costa last fought 2 months and 1 day ago, while Kamaru Usman's last outing was 5 months and 28 days ago.

Costa's last 5 fights have come over a period of 4 years, 8 months and 1 day, meaning he has been fighting on average every 11 months and 7 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 16 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 3.2 rounds on average.

Usman's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 11 months and 25 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 7 months and 6 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 20 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 4 rounds on average.

What are the odds on Costa vs Usman?

Sorry, we couldn’t find any odds for Costa vs Usman 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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