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NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 04: Paulo Costa of Brazil reacts during his middleweight bout against Johny Hendricks during the UFC 217 event at Madison Square Garden on November 4, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
"The Eraser"

Paulo Costa

#5 Middleweight Division • 13-2-0 (W-L-D)

Stats & Records

  • 11
    Wins by Knockout
  • 1
    Wins by Submission
  • 1
    Wins by Decision
Striking accuracy 59% 59%

Striking accuracy

Sig. Strikes Landed
482
Sig. Strikes Attempted
817
Grappling accuracy 50% 50%

Grappling accuracy

Takedowns Landed
Takedowns Attempted
2
6.85
Sig. Str. Landed
Per Min
7.02
Sig. Str. Absorbed
Per Min
0.21
Takedown avg
Per 15 Min
0.00
Submission avg
Per 15 Min
49
%
Sig. Str. Defense
80
%
Takedown Defense
0.85
Knockdown Ratio
10:03
Average fight time

Sig. Str. By Position

Standing
418 (87%)
Clinch
36 (7%)
Ground
28 (6%)

Sig. Str. by target

53% 257 Head 41% 197 Body 6% 28 Leg

Win By Way

KO/TKO
11 (85%)
DEC
1 (8%)
SUB
1 (8%)

Upcoming Fights

Event Results

  • Win

    Costa vs Vettori

    Round
    5
    Time
    5:00
    Method
    Decision - Unanimous

Biography

Status
Active
Hometown
State of Minas Gerais, Brazil
Trains at
Team Borracha
Fighting style
Striker
Age
31
Height
73.00
Weight
204.50
Octagon Debut
Mar. 12, 2017
Reach
72.00
Leg reach
39.50
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Paulo Costa of Brazil enters the arena prior to facing Israel Adesanya of Nigeria in their middleweight championship bout during UFC 253 inside Flash Forum on UFC Fight Island on September 27, 2020 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC)
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