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Islam Makhachev, Dustin Poirier
Islam Makhachev

UFC 302: ‘Islam Makhachev vs. Dustin Poirier’ Fight Card and Start Times

Harry Kettle - April 17, 2024

It’s time to take a look at the early card announcements for UFC 302 as Islam Makhachev prepares to defend his crown against Dustin Poirier. Event: UFC 302: Makhachev vs Poirier Date: Saturday, 1st June 2024 Location: Prudential Center (Newark, New Jersey) Broadcast: ESPN+ PPV, ESPN2, ESPN+ (6pm EST prelims, 10pm main card)

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Sean Strickland

Paulo Costa accepts Sean Strickland’s offer to “do some bleeding” at UFC 302: “Let’s go Cowboy”

Harry Kettle - April 11, 2024

Paulo Costa has seemingly accepted Sean Strickland’s offer for a middleweight showdown at UFC 302. Over the course of the last few days, there has been talk of Paulo Costa and Sean Strickland throwing down in a future matchup at middleweight. The two are in different spots in the division right now, but in terms of entertainment value, this one promises to be a barnburner.

Sean Strickland
Sean Strickland

Sean Strickland reveals he had a successful meeting with UFC officials: “Paulo Costa you got your wish”

Cole Shelton - April 10, 2024

Sean Strickland says he had a successful meeting with the UFC and he will now be facing Paulo Costa next time out. Strickland recently took to social media to vent his frustration over fighter pay and the UFC’s offer for him to fight Paulo Costa. A fan asked Strickland if he was offered $200k to show and $200k to win and the former champ said it was less than that but close.

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Sean Strickland

Paulo Costa claims Sean Strickland turned down a fight against him, Strickland responds

Harry Kettle - April 9, 2024

UFC fighter Paulo Costa has claimed that Sean Strickland turned down a fight against him – which Sean has refuted. Right now, the middleweight division is looking pretty interesting. There are plenty of top stars battling it out for the belt right now, and beyond that, there are so many rising names just waiting to make an impact. Two names that we’re very familiar with, of course, are Paulo Costa and Sean Strickland.

Paulo Costa and Kamaru Usman
Paulo Costa

Paulo Costa calls out Kamaru Usman after loss to Robert Whittaker: "Looks interesting"

Cole Shelton - February 22, 2024

Paulo Costa has his eyes set on former UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman for his next fight. Costa is coming off a decision loss to Robert Whittaker at UFC 298 in a very competitive fight, which also served as Paulo’s first scrap since August of 2022. Although the Brazilian didn’t get his hand raised, his stock went up in the loss and now he’s already campaigning for his next fight.

Robert Whittaker defeats Paulo Costa at UFC 298
Robert Whittaker

Chael Sonnen shares advice for Robert Whittaker & Paulo Costa following UFC 298: "You got to compete"

Fernando Quiles - February 21, 2024

Chael Sonnen has some advice for Robert Whittaker and Paulo Costa following UFC 298. Whittaker and Costa went one-on-one inside the Honda Center in Anaheim, California on February 17. It was a hard-fought three-round fight, and “The Reaper” ended up taking a unanimous decision over “Borrachinha.” Now that the dust has settled, Sonnen believes there is a key piece of advice both Whittaker and Costa should follow.

Ilia Topuria, Alexander Volkanovski UFC 298
Ilia Topuria

What's next for the stars of UFC 298?

Cole Shelton - February 19, 2024

The UFC was in Anaheim, California on Saturday for UFC 298 and the featherweight title was on the line in the main event. In the main event, Alexander Volkanovski was looking to defend his belt against undefeated challenger Ilia Topuria. The co-main event of UFC 298 was a pivotal middleweight bout between Robert Whittaker and Paulo Costa.

Robert Whittaker defeats Paulo Costa at UFC 298
Robert Whittaker

Paulo Costa issues statement following loss to Robert Whittaker at UFC 298

Fernando Quiles - February 18, 2024

Paulo Costa has spoken out following his UFC 298 loss against Robert Whittaker in an exciting middleweight scrap. It was “Borrachinha’s” first fight since August 2022. Costa had Whittaker hurt in a bad way at the end of the first round, landing a spinning heel kick. If there had been a few more seconds left in the round, who knows if “The Reaper” would’ve survived.

Robert Whittaker and Paulo Costa
Robert Whittaker

UFC 298 Results: Robert Whittaker defeats Paulo Costa (Highlights)

Chris Taylor - February 17, 2024

We have you covered for all of tonight’s UFC 298 results, including the co-main event between Robert Whittaker and Paulo Costa. Whittaker (24-7 MMA) will enter the contest looking to rebound, this after suffering a TKO loss to Dricus Du Plessis in his most previous effort at UFC 290. Prior to that setback, the former middleweight champion was coming off a unanimous decision victory over Marvin Vettori in September of 2022.

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Ilia Topuria

UFC 298: 'Volkanovski vs. Topuria' Live Results and Highlights

Chris Taylor - February 17, 2024

The Octagon returns to Anaheim, California, for tonight’s UFC 298 event, a twelve-bout fight card headlined by Alex Volkanovski vs. Ilia Topuria. Volkanovski (26-3 MMA) will enter the contest looking to rebound from the nasty knockout loss he suffered to Islam Makhachev in a short notice fight for the promotion‘s lightweight title at UFC 294. ‘The Great’ has never lost at featherweight and will be looking to defend his 145lbs title for the sixth time when takes to the Octagon this evening.

Robert Whittaker and Paulo Costa
Paulo Costa

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

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. 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.

Paulo Costa and Khamzat Chimaev
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Paulo Costa explains why he has no interest in rebooking Khamzat Chimaev fight: "F**k him"

Cole Shelton - February 15, 2024

Paulo Costa has no interest in fighting Khamzat Chimaev after the two were supposed to fight back in October in Abu Dhabi. Costa and Chimaev were supposed to fight at UFC 294 in Abu Dhabi but while the Brazilian was there he had a nasty elbow infection which forced him out of the bout. Costa ended up being replaced by Kamaru Usman who Chimaev beat by majority decision in a very competitive fight.

Robert Whittaker
Paulo Costa

Robert Whittaker excited to go out and "hurt" Paulo Costa at UFC 298: "I'm coming for violence"

Cole Shelton - February 13, 2024

Robert Whittaker is glad he and Paulo Costa will finally fight. Whittaker and Costa have been scheduled to fight one another twice previously, including last February, but both times the Brazilian was the reason for the proposed contest falling apart. Despite that, when Whittaker was offered to face Costa at UFC 298 in Anaheim, he jumped at the chance to do so.

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Paulo Costa

Chael Sonnen unsure if Robert Whittaker vs. Paulo Costa happens at UFC 298: "It doesn’t feel like those guys are getting ready to fight"

Fernando Quiles - February 8, 2024

Chael Sonnen has a bad feeling about the planned UFC 298 matchup between Robert Whittaker and Paulo Costa. Whittaker vs Costa is scheduled to take place inside the Honda Center in Anaheim, California on February 17. The middleweight collision is set to be featured on the main card of UFC 298. Some have been skeptical of the bout ever taking place given “Borrachinha’s” history with unfortunate fight removals.

Paulo Costa
Paulo Costa

Anthony Smith questions Paulo Costa’s status as heavy-hitting knockout artist: “He hasn’t knocked out anybody in a while”

Harry Kettle - February 2, 2024

Anthony Smith has questioned Paulo Costa’s status as a knockout artist given his record in recent years. At UFC 298, Paulo Costa will finally make his return to the Octagon. He’ll do so when he collides with Robert Whittaker, with many believing a big win could get him right back into title contention. Of course, with just one win in the last three and a half years, there’s a lot of work to be done.

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Robert Whittaker

Robert Whittaker confident Paulo Costa will show up to fight at UFC 298

Susan Cox - January 31, 2024

Robert Whittaker is confident Paulo Costa will show up to fight at UFC 298. UFC 298 will see former middleweight champion Robert Whittaker (24-7 MMA) taking on Paulo Costa (14-2 MMA) in the co-main event on Saturday, February 17th, at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California.

Paulo Costa
Robert Whittaker

Paulo Costa reveals he still hasn't signed a contract to fight Robert Whittaker at UFC 298, claims the bout is still on

Cole Shelton - January 10, 2024

Paulo Costa is still waiting to sign his contract for his UFC 298 fight against Robert Whittaker. The UFC announced that Costa will finally return to the Octagon against Whittaker on Feb. 17 in Anaheim, California. It’s an intriguing matchup but when the fight was announced, many fans were worried it wouldn’t happen.

Paulo Costa
Robert Whittaker

Paulo Costa responds to UFC 299 challenge from Robert Whittaker: “It’s adorable”

Susan Cox - December 1, 2023

Paulo Costa is responding to the UFC 299 challenge he received from Robert Whittaker. UFC 299 will take place on Saturday, March 9th, 2024, at a TBD location.