Oct 23 2021
Saturday

UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States

Main Event
5 rounds contest @ Middleweight
13-1-0
UD 5

Score cards

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

The tape

33
Age
30
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 48-46, 48-46, 48-46 in favor of the 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 octagon 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 cage with a record of 16 wins, 4 losses and 1 draw, 2 of those wins coming by knock out and 9 by submission.

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 Marvin Vettori's came in at 9-5-1.

The stats suggested Costa had a massive power advantage over Vettori, boasting a 85% knock out percentage over Vettori's 13%.

If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Vettori had a massive advantage over Costa, boasting a 56% submission rate over Costa's 8%.

Paulo Costa was the older man by 3 years, at 33 years old.

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

Costa was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 7 fewer 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, 36 to Vettori's 68.

Costa vs Vettori form

Paulo Costa had beaten 1 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to Sean Strickland at UFC 302 on 1st June 2024 by split decision in their 5 round contest at Prudential Center, Newark, United States.

Previous to that, he had been beaten by Robert Whittaker at UFC 298 on 17th February 2024 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Honda Center, Anaheim.

Going into that contest, 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.

Before that, he had been defeated by Marvin Vettori at UFC Vegas 41 on 23rd October 2021 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

He had lost to 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.

Marvin Vettori had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight before this contest, he had been beaten by 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 beaten 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 defeated Karl Roberson at UFC Vegas 2 on 13th June 2020 by submission in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

Before that, he was victorious 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 defeated 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

In terms of activity leading into the fight, Paulo Costa had been fighting more than Marvin Vettori.

Going to this contest, Paulo Costa had last fought 20 days ago, while Marvin Vettori's last outing had been 3 years and 9 days ago.

Costa's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 8 months and 26 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 29 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 18 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.6 rounds on average.

Vettori's last 5 fights had come over a period of 6 years, 2 months and 7 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 2 months and 28 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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