"The Eraser"


Stance: Orthodox
Division: Middleweight
Height: 6' 1"
Reach: 72"
Leg reach: 39.50
Weight: 185 lbs.
Team: Team Nogueira Champion Team
Nationality: State of Minas Gerais, Brazil
Out of: Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Age: 32


Recent win streak: 12
Wins by KO: 11
Wins by submission: 1
Wins by decision: 1



Significant Strikes Attempted: 1071
Significant Strikes Landed: 622


Takedowns Attempted: 4


Paulo Costa is a Brazilian mixed martial artist and professional Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) competitor. He currently competes in the middleweight division. He has held numerous championships around the world, including winning the Gold medal at the 2010 FILA Grappling World Championships as well as multiple national jiu-jitsu titles in Brazil.

Born on May 6th 1991, in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Paulo grew up with a passion for combat sports and martial arts. At age 5 he began training Judo and gradually developed an affinity for Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ), which would become his professional fighting style of choice later on down the road. By 16 years old he had already won several regional BJJ tournaments throughout Brazil and was quickly gaining recognition among both fans and other competitors alike for his aggressive yet technical approach to competition.

In 2010, Paulo decided to take his skillset one step further by pursuing professional MMA competition under Rio Fight Team banner; making his UFC debut against fellow countryman Brad Scott in June 2017 during UFC 212: Aldo vs Holloway Card event where he earned a unanimous decision victory via showcasing powerful strikes along with dynamic takedowns The win against Scott marked Costa’s eighth consecutive triumph as well as cementing him firmly among top fighters within highly competitive Middleweight Division of MMA circuit at international level . In 2019, Paulo earned another noteworthy success when he defeated Uriah Hall by way of TKO at UFC 226 to solidify himself as top contender moving forward amid much fanfare from global audience base following it too .

The next major fight for Paulo came when he faced off former champion Yoel Romero during main card event at UFC 241 where after five hard fought rounds Costa was crowned victorious via judges’ decision thus becoming de facto #2 ranked fighter behind current champion Israel Adesanya while earning Performance Of Night bonus accolade afterwards too . Currently looking ahead towards bright future prospects within sport ,Costa hopes to eventually reach championship status if given opportunity whilst also giving back community through various charitable works such providing free training sessions youths aspiring master art self defense alongside promoting healthy lifestyle choices all same time

Over course past few years ,Paulo has become one most accomplished mixed martial artists today due combination natural talent relentless commitment sport combined extensive experience competing global circuits which allowed him grow develop into premier grade athlete right now having acquired 15 wins 12 victories stoppage fashion out total 17 matches so far since making entry into popular octagon ring four ago . With newfound fame ,Costa intends use platform showcase abilities whilst inspiring younger generation practice discipline respect order reach same heights himself someday soon no matter what hardships may come face course journey

Fight History

Sean Strickland
Paulo Costa: Defeated
by Split Decision in Round 5
Sat. Jun 01, 2024
UFC 302: Makhachev vs. Poirier
Robert Whittaker
Paulo Costa: Defeated
by Unanimous Decision in Round 3
Sat. Feb 17, 2024
UFC 298: Volkanovski vs. Topuria
Luke Rockhold
Paulo Costa: Winner
by Unanimous Decision in Round 3
Sat. Aug 20, 2022
UFC 278: Usman vs. Edwards 2
Marvin Vettori
Paulo Costa: Defeated
by Unanimous Decision in Round 5
Sat. Oct 23, 2021
UFC Fight Night: Costa vs. Vettori
Israel Adesanya
Paulo Costa: Defeated
by KO/TKO in Round 2
Sat. Sep 26, 2020
UFC 253: Adesanya vs. Costa
Yoel Romero
Paulo Costa: Winner
by Decision in Round 3
Sat. Aug 17, 2019
UFC 241: Cormier vs. Miocic 2


Paulo Costanzo Movies And Tv Shows?
Paulo Costanzo is known for his roles in movies and TV shows such as "Road Trip", "40 Days and 40 Nights", and the television series "Royal Pains" and "Joey".

Paulo Costanzo?

Paulo Costa Record?
Paulo Costa has a record of 14 wins and 2 losses in the UFC.

Paulo Costa Vs Khamzat?
The co-main event fight between Paulo Costa and Khamzat Chimaev scheduled for UFC 294 has been cancelled due to Costa's recent elbow surgery, as announced by UFC CEO Dana White.

Paulo Costa Elbow?
Paulo Costa revealed a grisly photo of a staph infection in his elbow ahead of UFC 294.

Paulo Costa Vs Khamzat Chimaev?
'UFC 294: Paulo Costa vs Khamzat Chimaev' signifies a war of words, escalating the tension and excitement for their upcoming clash in the octagon.

Paulo Costa Vs Chimaev?
The co-main event of UFC 294 originally featuring Khamzat Chimaev against Paulo Costa has been cancelled due to Costa undergoing elbow surgery.

Paulo Costa Girlfriend?
Paulo Costa's current girlfriend is Tamara Alvez.