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Current rankings @ Middleweight
When is Costa vs Vettori?
Paulo Costa is set to face Marvin Vettori, as the main event of UFC Vegas 41, on Saturday 23rd October 2021 at UFC APEX in Las Vegas.
The fight is scheduled for 5 rounds in the Middleweight division, which means the weight limit will be 185 pounds (13.2 stone or 83.9 KG).
Costa vs Vettori stats
Paulo Costa steps into the ring with a record of 13 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 11 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 1 by submission.
Marvin Vettori will make his way to the ring with a record of 16 wins, 4 loses and 1 draw, with 2 of those wins by knock out and 9 by submission.
The stats suggest Costa has a massive power advantage over Vettori, boasting at 85% knock out percentage over Vettori's 13%.
Paulo Costa is the older man by 3 years, at 30 years old.
Costa has a height advantage of 1 inch over Vettori. Despite this, Vettori has 2-inch reach advantage.
Costa is the less experienced professional fighter, having had 7 less fights, and made his debut in 2012, 4 months earlier than Vettori, whose first professional fight was in 2012. He has fought 22 less professional rounds, 20 to Vettori's 42.
Costa vs Vettori form
Marvin Vettori has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he Israel Adesanya at UFC 263 on 12th June 2021 by unanimous decision in their UFC Middleweight championship fight at Gila River Arena, Glendale, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Jack Hermansson at UFC Vegas 16 on 5th December 2020 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had beat Karl Roberson at UFC Vegas 2 on 13th June 2020 by submission in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Before that, he had won against Cezar Ferreira at UFC on ESPN+ 13 on 13th July 2019 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Golden1 Center, Sacramento.
He had been beaten by Israel Adesanya at UFC on FOX 29 on 14th April 2018 by split decision in their 3 round contest at Gila River Arena, Glendale.
Costa's last 4 fights have come over a period of 4 years, 3 months and 14 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 1 year and 26 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 9 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.3 rounds on average.
Vettori's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 5 months and 3 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 8 months and 7 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 17 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 3.4 rounds on average.
Costa vs Vettori US streams
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