Ann April 17 Former middleweight champion Whittaker (22-5 MMA, 13-3 UFC) and former title challenger Costa (13-1 MMA, 5-1 UFC) are in the process of a match. The promotion has not yet announced the location or location of the main event match.
Shah dog Report target bookings first on Monday, then UFC promotional partners ESPN Reported that the battle was over. Sources aware of the situation confirmed that both sides had been contacted about the fight, but it was not finalized and no contract was issued.
The 30-year-old Whitaker lost the UFC Middleweight title to Israel Adesanya in October 2019, but changed momentum in 2020. Fighting twice a calendar year, Whitaker unanimously defeated Darentil and Jared Cannonier.
Following his October victory over Canonia, all signs showed Whitaker was in the next row of UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya.However, of Whittaker Postwar comments Maneuver Dana White Another direction Instead, Adesanya was paired with UFC light heavyweight champion Jan Blawowic.
Costa, 29, hasn’t played since the October title challenge failed. At UFC 253, Costa finished with a round 2 Adesanya strike. Subsequent mocking celebration It seemed that Adesanya rubbed Costa the wrong way.Immediately after the battle, Costa I vowed to storm back Then defeat Adesanya.
In addition, the April 17th UFC Fight Night lineup includes:
- Paulo Costa vs. Robert Whittaker
- Bartosh Fabinsky vs. Gerald Meerschaert
– MMA Sports
Robert Whittaker vs Paulo Costa Aim for April 17
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