On October 24, in the main event of the UFC Fight Night tournament, the second number of middleweight contenders Paulo Costa will face the fourth contender – Marvin Vettori. On whose side will the victory be in this confrontation?

Paulo Costa (Brazil)

During his career, the Brazilian athlete managed to hold 14 fights, in which he won 13 victories. The fighter excellently proved himself in the UFC and soon became the main contender for the middleweight title. However, it was not possible to take the belt for himself, because Costa lost to Israel Adesanya, missing a couple of blows from an opponent in the second round. In that fight, Paulo was not like himself. Many noted that he was too careful and polite with his opponent, which led him to defeat. Obviously, the South American has problems with physio. He is looking for an opportunity to win in the opening rounds.

Marvin Vettori (Italy)

The Italian has already managed to hold 20 fights in the professionals. In 15 meetings, he managed to celebrate success. He had a five-win streak not so long ago, but Vettori also ran into Adesanya. In that fight, he went the whole distance, but lost by unanimous decision. Vettori is a pronounced wrestler and always tries to knock his opponent down. The Italian has eight wins by submission, which makes him a particularly dangerous guy.


I don't believe in the Brazilian at all. I think that Paulo will quickly run out of steam, and his problem with physics will play a cruel joke on him. Assessing the opponents' chances of success in this confrontation, I take Vettori's victory for a solid quote.