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Nick Diaz vs Paulo Costa preview
When is Nick Diaz vs Costa?
Nick Diaz could potentially face Paulo Costa, in Summer 2023.
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 loses 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, 2 loses and 0 draws, with 11 of those wins by knock out and 1 by submission.
The stats suggest Costa would have a large advantage in power over Diaz, boosting at 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 at 31% submission rate over Costa's 7%.
Nick Diaz is the older man by 8 years, at 39 years old.
Costa has a height advantage of 1 inch over Diaz. Despite this, he has 4-inch reach advantage.
Diaz is currently the more experienced professional fighter, having had 20 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 62 more professional rounds, 90 to Costa's 28.
Nick Diaz vs Costa form
Costa has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight, he defeated Luke Rockhold at UFC 278 on 20th August 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Vivint Arena, Salt Lake City, United States.
Previous to that, 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.
Going into that contest, 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.
Before that, he had defeated Yoel Romero at UFC 241 on 17th August 2019 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Honda Center, Anaheim, United States.
He had beat Johny Hendricks at UFC 217 on 4th November 2017 by knockout in the 2nd round at Madison Square Garden, New York City.
Costa's last 5 fights have come over a period of 5 years, 4 months and 18 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 1 year and 27 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 15 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 3 rounds on average.
What are the odds on Nick Diaz vs Costa?
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