Review by AllTheBestFights.com: 2022-08-20, tough and entertaining mma bout: Paulo Costa vs Luke Rockhold is close to get four stars (UFC Fight of the Night – take a look at our ranking of the Best Mma Fights of 2022).
Rockhold vs Costa is scheduled to take place Saturday, August 20th, at the Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City (Utah, USA), in a 3-round middleweight (185 lbs, 84 kg) bout; undercard of Kamaru Usman vs Leon Edwards 2 – UFC 278. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Paulo Costa record
The the black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu Paulo Henrique Borrachinha Costa entered this fight with a mma record of 13-2-0 (92% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.14 middleweight in the world.
In his last three bouts he has beat Yoel Romero (4-stars fight, Yoel Romero vs Paulo Costa) but then he has lost two consecutive fights, against current #1 Mw Ufc champion Israel Adesanya (Israel Adesanya vs Paulo Costa) and with Marvin Vettori (Paulo Costa vs Marvin Vettori).
Luke Rockhold record
His opponent, the black belt in Bjj, former Strikeforce and former Ufc Mw champ Luke Rockhold, has an official record of 16-5-0 (87% finishing rate) but he is not ranked as he hasn’t fought since 2019.
The last time he won a match was against David Branch in 2017 (Luke Rockhold vs David Branch), since then he has lost twice, with Yoel Romero (Yoel Romero Palacio vs Luke Rockhold) and Jan Blachowicz (Luke Rockhold vs Jan Blachowicz).
Rockhold’s next fight: Mike Perry vs Luke Rockhold
Here is the UFC 278 full fight card (we are going to update it after the weigh-in):
MAIN CARD (live on PPV – Pay-per-view)
Kamaru Usman vs Leon Edwards 2
Paulo Costa vs Luke Rockhold
Jose Aldo vs Merab Dvalishvili
Wu Yanan vs Lucie Pudilova
Tyson Pedro vs Harry Hunsucker
PRELIMINARY CARD (live on ESPN / ESPN+)
Marcin Tybura vs Alexander Romanov
Leonardo Santos vs Jared Gordon
Sean Woodson vs Luis Saldana
AJ Fletcher vs Ange Loosa
EARLY PRELIMINARY CARD (live on ESPN / ESPN+ / UFC Fight Pass)
Francisco Figueiredo vs Amir Albazi
Aori Qileng vs Jay Perrin
Daniel Lacerda vs Victor Altamirano
Countdown – Video preview
Watch the official video of the full episode of UFC 278 countdown Paulo Henrique Borrachinha Costa vs Luke Rockhold, a documentary to know better the life of both fighters and how they prepare for their bout.
Full fight video / highlights
Here we are going to post a selection of the best videos about the bout Paulo Costa vs Luke Rockhold as soon as the match ends. If you have seen the full fight you can rate it at the bottom of this post. (All videos are hosted on free video platforms such as Youtube, Dailymotion, Facebook, etc. and not uploaded by AllTheBestFights.com)
Official highlights – spanish
Who won Costa vs Rockhold fight?
Paulo Costa defeated Luke Rockhold via unanimous decision. Scores were 30–27, 30–27, 30–27.
Listen the words of the winner or the two fighters after their bout, here is the UFC 278 post-fight octagon interview of Paulo Henrique Borrachinha Costa and Luke Rockhold.