Oct 23 2021
Saturday

UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States

UFC Vegas 41
5 rounds contest @ Middleweight
13-1-0
UD 5

Score cards

  • 46-48
  • 46-48
  • 46-48
UD 5
16-4-0

The tape

31
Age
29
6' 1" / 185 cm
Height
6' 0" / 183 cm
72" / 183 cm
Reach
74" / 188 cm

Tape record

Form
13
Wins
16
11
By KO
2
85
KO%
13
1
By SUB
9
8
SUB%
56
1
Loses
4
1
Stopped
0
0
Tapped
0
0
Draws
1
2012
Debut
2012
14
Bouts
21
20
Rounds
42
1 hours, 6 minutes
Fight Time
3 hours, 2 minutes

Tape rankings @ Middleweight

2
UFC
5
-
Bellator
-
4
Tapology
6

Paulo Costa vs Marvin Vettori report

Who won Costa vs Vettori?

Marvin Vettori beat Paulo Costa by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest, during the main event of UFC Vegas 41, on Saturday 23rd October 2021 at UFC APEX in Las Vegas.

The scorecards were announced as 46-48, 46-48, 46-48 in favor of winner Marvin Vettori.

The fight was scheduled to take place over 5 rounds in the Middleweight division, which meant the weight limit was 185 pounds (13.2 stone or 83.9 KG).

Costa vs Vettori stats

Paulo Costa stepped 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 made 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 suggested Costa had a massive power advantage over Vettori, boasting at 85% knock out percentage over Vettori's 13%.

Paulo Costa was the older man by 2 years, at 31 years old.

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

Costa was 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 had fought 32 less professional rounds, 28 to Vettori's 60.

Costa vs Vettori form

Marvin Vettori had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to 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.

Activity check

Costa's last 4 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 3 months and 25 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year and 4 months. In those fights, he fought a total of 9 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.3 rounds on average.

Vettori's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 5 months and 14 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 10 months and 21 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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