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"The Zohan"

Randy Costa

Bantamweight Division

6-3-0 (W-L-D)

6

Wins by Knockout

Randy Costa

athlete record

Event Results

Info

Learn more about Randy Costa's UFC history, fighter facts, and Q&A below.

Status
Active
Hometown
Stoughton, United States
Trains at
Sanford MMA
Age
27
Height
69.00
Weight
134.50
Octagon Debut
Apr. 13, 2019
Reach
73.00
Leg reach
39.00

Fighter Facts

  • Pro since 2018
     
  • All six wins by first-round knockout
     
  • Combined fight time in wins – 5:46
     
  • Knockouts in :42, 1:11, :11, :46, 2:15, :41
     
  • Has won two of his last three

 

UFC History

UFC Fight Night (7/24/21) Costa was stopped by Adrian Yanez via TKO (strikes) at 2:11 of the second round
UFC Fight Night (9/19/20) Costa knocked out Journey Newson at :41 of the first round
UFC on ESPN (10/18/19) Costa stopped Boston Salmon via strikes at 2:15 of the first round
UFC 236 (4/13/19) Costa was submitted by Brandon Davis via rear naked choke at 1:12 of the second round

 

Q&A

When and why did you start training for fighting? I started training in traditional martial arts around 5-6 years old. I then started boxing when I was about 12 years old because I wanted a contact sport to do in the off-season of football. From there, I was hooked. Boxed for a few years, then eventually picked up American kickboxing in high school. I wrestled in high school and always had hopes of maybe fighting at some point. When I was 17, I found Lauzon MMA and from there I was hooked. Had my first amateur fight at 18 years old and then the rest is history.
Do you have any heroes? My heroes are my parents, for sure. They have shown what hard work can get you, what it means to sacrifice for the future, and perseverance. Without them, their love, and their support, none of this would be possible.
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It means all the hard work is finally paying off. To be part of the UFC is a huge accomplishment, but it doesn’t end there. It’s much easier to get there than it is to stay there. I’m happy with what I’ve accomplished so far, but I’m absolutely not satisfied. I plan on being in the UFC for a long time, being a legit contender, and becoming a household name in the years to come.
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I have an associate’s degree in liberal arts and am currently still pursuing a bachelor’s degree in physical education+psychology from Bridgewater State University.
What was your job before you started fighting? I was a FT student before I started fighting. I delivered furniture and was a lifeguard a couple days a week just to have some extra cash. I am also a kickboxing instructor at LauzonMMA.
Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? Knockout of the year in 2014 by Mass MMA
Specific accomplishments in pro competition? Knockout of the Year in 2018 by Cage Titans FC
Favorite grappling technique: Peruvian Neck Tie
Favorite Striking technique: Full Sending