Paulo Costa News
Israel Adesanya weighs in on the upcoming middleweight fight between Khamzat Chimaev and Paulo Costa: “I might be favoring Khamzat a little bit more”
Harry Kettle - September 5, 2023
Gilbert Burns believes Paulo Costa could prove to be “a long night” for Khamzat Chimaev
Susan Cox - August 29, 2023
Photo | Khamzat Chimaev flaunts his physique ahead of middleweight return against Paulo Costa at UFC 294
Harry Kettle - July 28, 2023
Paulo Costa takes aim at "dead man walking" Khamzat Chimaev ahead of UFC 294 fight: "I’m going to destroy him"
Cole Shelton - July 25, 2023
Daniel Cormier believes a win over Paulo Costa at UFC 294 will earn Khamzat Chimaev a middleweight title shot
Susan Cox - July 24, 2023
Paulo Costa reacts after booking Khamzat Chimaev fight for UFC 294
Susan Cox - July 20, 2023
Paulo Costa is reacting after booking a fight with Khamzat Chimaev for UFC 294. UFC 294 takes place on Saturday, October 21st at the Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi.
Khamzat Chimaev claims he has "a better opponent" than Paulo Costa
Cole Shelton - July 18, 2023
Khamzat Chimaev says he will be fighting someone better than Paulo Costa. Costa was supposed to take on Ikram Aliskerov at UFC 291 but reports have come out that the Brazilian is out of the matchup. He then took to Twitter to say he is out of the fight to fight Khamzat Chimaev at UFC 294 in Abu Dhabi.
Paulo Costa insinuates he pulled out of UFC 291 to accept future fight with Khamzat Chimaev
Harry Kettle - July 18, 2023
Paulo Costa has once again teased the idea of a showdown with Khamzat Chimaev after pulling out of UFC 291. Later this month, Paulo Costa was scheduled to go head to head with Ikram Aliskerov at UFC 291. Unfortunately, as per recent reports, Costa has had to pull out. Instead, Roman Dolidze is expected to take his place on short notice.
Paulo Costa attempts to clear the air after starting online tension between Tracy Cortez and Brian Ortega
Susan Cox - July 4, 2023
Paulo Costa is attempting to clear the air after starting online tension between Tracy Cortez and Brian Ortega. It all began last Friday night when Paulo Costa (14-2 MMA) posted a picture of himself and the 29 year old UFC flyweight Tracy Cortez (10-1 MMA).
Brian Ortega reacts after Paulo Costa poses with his former girlfriend Tracy Cortez: "Everyone out here talking bout I fumbled"
Chris Taylor - July 1, 2023
Dana White happy to be on the same page with Paulo Costa ahead of UFC 291: "It's good to have him back"
Fernando Quiles - May 26, 2023
UFC President Dana White is pleased that Paulo Costa will be returning to action. Costa had been at odds with the UFC over his contract. At one point, “Borrachinha” teased making a move to the boxing world. Costa and the UFC ultimately came to terms on a new deal and the Brazilian bruiser’s team claims he’s now the highest paid fighter from Brazil.
Khamzat Chimaev takes aim at “not good” Paulo Costa for accepting a fight with Ikram Aliskerov at UFC 291: “He beat nobody”
Fernando Quiles - May 26, 2023
Khamzat Chimaev doesn’t think too highly of Paulo Costa’s skills inside the Octagon. Costa is scheduled to meet Ikram Aliskerov, a former opponent of Chimaev. The two will collide at UFC 291 on July 29 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Chimaev is not impressed by the matchup.
UFC President Dana White responds to criticism surrounding recent Paulo Costa and Sean Strickland fight bookings
Harry Kettle - May 22, 2023
UFC president Dana White has explained his thought process behind Paulo Costa and Sean Strickland’s next fights. Across the last few months, Paulo Costa and Sean Strickland haven’t been afraid to go back and forth with one another on social media. Both are considered to be big personalities, especially within the context of the middleweight division.
Paulo Costa takes aim at Luke Rockhold for having his teeth cracked by Mike Perry: “OMG Luke will have a hard time kissing guys now”
Harry Kettle - May 1, 2023
UFC fighter Paulo Costa has taken a shot at Luke Rockhold following his defeat to Mike Perry at BKFC 41 over the weekend. Following his retirement from mixed martial arts, many weren’t sure whether or not Luke Rockhold would venture back into combat sports. Then, not so long ago, he opted to test the waters in bare-knuckle boxing.
Paulo Costa says Jan Blachowicz is lying that he turned down a fight at UFC 288
Susan Cox - April 25, 2023
Paulo Costa calls out Jan Blachowicz for UFC 288, but the Pole claims 'Borrachina' turned down the fight: "How much juice does he need?"
Cole Shelton - April 19, 2023
Paulo Costa was looking to get a short-notice fight at light heavyweight. With Charles Oliveira vs. Beneil Dariush pushed off of UFC 288, the May 6 pay-per-view card is in need of a co-main event and Costa appeared ready to take that slot. The Brazilian took to social media to call out Jan Blachowicz for a light heavyweight fight as he looked to not cut much weight on short notice.
Israel Adesanya fires back at Paulo Costa after ‘Borrachinha’ posts that he is out of UFC 287 due to a “clitoris fracture”
Fernando Quiles - March 29, 2023
The beef between former UFC Middleweight Champion Israel Adesanya and Paulo Costa is alive and well. Adesanya and Costa exchanged heated words going into their UFC 253 clash back in 2020. Ultimately, Adesanya won the fight via second-round TKO. After the fight, Adesanya made a doggy-style gesture behind Costa, who was trying to recover.
Paulo Costa now the highest paid fighter from Brazil with his new UFC contract
Susan Cox - March 24, 2023
Paulo Costa is now the highest paid fighter from Brazil with his new UFC contract. ‘Borrachinha’ (14-2 MMA) last fought in August of 2022 at UFC 278 where he defeated Luke Rockhold (16-6 MMA) via unanimous decision.
Paulo Costa agrees to new four-fight deal with UFC, in talks to face Sean Strickland or Khazmat Chimaev next
Cole Shelton - March 22, 2023
Paulo Costa will remain a UFC fighter. Costa has been vocal about his displeasure with his current contract and when the promotion announced he was booked to face Robert Whittaker at UFC 284, he made it clear he would not fight without a new deal. Shortly after that, Costa said he would be testing free agency, but now, the Brazilian revealed he has agreed to a new four-fight deal with the UFC.
Sean Strickland slams Paulo Costa for his performance against Luke Rockhold: “He doesn’t even qualify as a training partner for me”
Christopher Taylor - March 6, 2023
Sean Strickland gave a harsh assessment of former UFC champion Luke Rockhold during his most recent exchange with Paulo Costa. Strickland and Costa have been going back and forth on Twitter about a potential showdown in the Octagon.
Sean Strickland calls out “kind of dumb” Paulo Costa: “I’m going to put him on his knees and f**k him like Izzy”
Harry Kettle - March 1, 2023
UFC middleweight Sean Strickland has once again called for a showdown with Paulo Costa. When it comes to controversial fighters in the Ultimate Fighting Championship, Sean Strickland and Paulo Costa are right up there. From what they say to what they actually do, both men have ruffled some feathers in years gone by.
Paulo Costa proposes clash with Sean Strickland at former U.S. President Donald Trump's house: "Let’s fight at Mar A Lago dude"
Josh Evanoff - February 21, 2023
UFC middleweight contender Paulo Costa has an interesting idea in mind for his return. ‘The Eraser’ has been out of action since his clash with Luke Rockhold last August. In that outing, the Brazilian put on a classic, going back and forth with the former champion for 15 minutes. At the end of the three rounds, Costa got the badly-needed win by unanimous decision.
Paulo Costa reacts after Dana White makes Logan Paul’s PRIME the official sports drink of the UFC: “They offered 500M but I said no”
Susan Cox - February 1, 2023
Paulo Costa is reacting after Dana Whites made Logan Paul’s PRIME the official sports drink of the UFC. It was announced yesterday that the UFC has entered into a multiyear sponsorship deal with PRIME, the hydration drink co-founded by Logan Paul and KSI.
Paulo Costa reacts after being called out by Sean Strickland: “He's kind of living on a permanent concussion”
Harry Kettle - January 31, 2023
Sean Strickland blasts Paulo Costa for his contract dispute with the UFC: “You don’t act like a professional”
Harry Kettle - January 12, 2023
UFC fighter Sean Strickland has hit out at Paulo Costa for the way in which he’s handled his recent contract dispute. The eccentric nature of Paulo Costa has been there for all to see for many years now. In recent months, especially, he’s gone out of his way to make waves.
Daniel Cormier encourages Paulo Costa to face Khamzat Chimaev in the final fight of his UFC deal: “Beat him impressively. Then, you hold all the chips”
Harry Kettle - December 30, 2022
UFC commentator Daniel Cormier has encouraged Paulo Costa to take on Khamzat Chimaev in the last fight of his contract. We all know Paulo Costa to be an eccentric figure. In addition to his actions in the cage, he’s also got a bizarre personality on social media. So much so, of course, that his tweets tend to gain more traction than his fights – when he does fight.