Late 2024
Potentially

Potential contest
5 rounds contest @ Middleweight
26-10-0
14-3-0

The tape

40
Age
33
6' 0" / 183 cm
Height
6' 1" / 185 cm
76" / 193 cm
Reach
72" / 183 cm

Full record

KO 3
Form
UD 3UD 3UD 5KO 2UD 3
26
Wins
14
13
By KO
11
50
KO%
79
8
By Sub
1
31
SUB%
7
10
Losses
3
3
Stopped
1
0
Tapped
0
0
Draws
0
2001
Debut
2012
38
Bouts
17
90
Rounds
31
6 hours, 39 minutes
Fight Time
2 hours, 1 minutes

Current rankings @ Middleweight

-
UFC
7
-
Bellator
-
-
Tapology
8

Nick Diaz vs Paulo Costa preview

When is Nick Diaz vs Costa?

Nick Diaz could potentially face Paulo Costa, in Late 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).

Nick Diaz vs Costa stats

Nick Diaz would step into the octagon with a record of 26 wins, 10 losses and 0 draws, 13 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 8 by submission.

Paulo Costa would make his way to the cage with a record of 14 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, 11 of those wins coming by knock out and 1 by submission.

The stats suggest Costa would have a large advantage in power over Diaz, boasting a 79% knock out percentage over Diaz's 50%.

If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Diaz would have a large advantage over Costa, boasting a 31% submission rate over Costa's 7%.

Nick Diaz is the older man by 7 years, at 40 years old.

Costa has a height advantage of 1 inch over Diaz. Despite this, he has a 4-inch reach advantage.

Diaz is currently the more experienced professional fighter, having had 19 more fights, and made his debut in 2001, 10 years and 5 months earlier than Costa, whose first professional fight was in 2012. He has fought 59 more professional rounds, 90 to Costa's 31.

Nick Diaz vs Costa 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.

Activity check

Costa's last 5 fights have come over a period of 4 years, 9 months and 7 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 11 months and 14 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 16 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 3.2 rounds on average.

What are the odds on Nick Diaz vs Costa?

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