UFC 298 | Pro fighters make their picks for Robert Whittaker vs. Paulo Costa

By Cole Shelton - February 15, 2024

In the co-main event of UFC 298, a pivotal middleweight bout between Robert Whittaker and Paulo Costa goes down on Saturday in Anaheim. Heading into the fight, Whittaker is a -265 favorite while the Brazilian is a +200 underdog on FanDuel.

Robert Whittaker and Paulo Costa

Ahead of the scrap, BJPENN.com reached out to several pro fighters to make their picks for the fight at UFC 298. The pros are expecting Whittaker to return to the win column in a big way as the fighters think he’s too technical for Costa.

BJPENN.com Fighter Picks Robert Whittaker vs Paulo Costa:

Geoff Neal, UFC welterweight: I think Whittaker is too technical for Costa and gets it done with ease.

Jim Miller, UFC lightweight: Whittaker. I think he’s a level above Costa.

Marcus McGhee, UFC bantamweight: I’m going with Whittaker. Paulo Costa is great, but I feel like he gets more media attention for what he says rather than his fighting. Whittaker I think is coming off a disappointing loss and I think he makes a statement here.

Max Griffin, UFC welterweight: Whittaker, I think. I don’t know how he feels after that loss to Du Plessis.

Devin Clark, UFC light heavyweight: I’ll go with Whittaker by decision.

Chris Duncan, UFC lightweight: If it happens (laughs), but Whittaker I think easily.

Chad Anheliger, UFC bantamweight: I think Costa is a beast when he’s actually fighting and I think he can blitz and overwhelm Whittaker like DDP did.

Kyler Phillips, UFC bantamweight: I would say Whittaker by decision. I think Costa needs to KO him early which is possible, but I think Rob uses his wrestling to control the fight and get the win.


Fighters picking Robert Whittaker: Geoff Neal, Jim Miller, Marcus McGhee, Max Griffin, Devin Clark, Chris Duncan, Kyler Phillips

Fighters picking Paulo Costa: Chad Anheliger

ICYMI: Pro fighters also made their picks for the UFC 298 main event between Alexander Volkanovski and Ilia Topuria.

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