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Sport Is Paulo Costa vs. Marvin Vettori canceled?

08:30  21 october  2021
08:30  21 october  2021 Source:   fansided.com

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Many scoffed, or even laughed, at Marvin Vettori when he acted shocked at Bruce Buffer’s announcement following UFC 263 in June that made official Israel Adesanya’s unanimous decision victory over him in their middleweight title fight. Seconds before Buffer read the judges’ verdict, when Seconds before Buffer read the judges’ verdict, when Adesanya greeted Vettori after the final bell, Vettori told him he believed he’d won the bout. Adesanya responded by making an odd face that was caught on camera. Belief in oneself, however, is a critical element of success in all walks of life, but

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Is the UFC Vegas 41 main event between Paulo Costa and Marvin Vettori still on?

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Paulo Costa and Marvin Vettori will meet in a critical catchweight main event to determine the next contender for Israel Adesanya's title. A victory for either man will grant them a rematch with the champion, as neither Costa, nor Vettori, were successful in their respective title shots against Adesanya at UFC 253 and UFC 263, respectively.

Wednesday afternoon, Costa met with media members during his pre-fight scrum ahead of Saturday afternoon's main event. While in attendance, Costa revealed that he was over the 185-pound limit, and as of Wednesday afternoon, weighed 211 pounds.

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Marvin Vettori claims Paulo Costa won’t make middleweight for UFC Fight Night 196 and that he’s asking for additional pounds for the matchup. Vettori (17-5-1 MMA, 7-3-1 UFC) arrived at Wednesday’s media day and revealed there’s some ongoing drama behind the scenes stemming from Costa ’s inability to make the contracted 186-pound limit for Saturday’s headliner at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, which streams on ESPN+. “There’s some sh*t going on – he had some problems with weight,” Vettori told reporters, including MMA Junkie.

By Wednesday evening, Brett Okamoto of ESPN announced the UFC's plans to move forward with the fight at 195 pounds and therefore, the bout will move take place at a catchweight in Saturday's UFC Vegas 41 main event, which airs exclusively on ESPN+.

This isn't the first time that the UFC has had a main event go off as a catchweight bout. The first fight that comes to mind that did take place at a catchweight was Rich Franklin vs. Wanderlei Silva 1 in June 2009, as the bout was contested at 195 pounds instead of the traditional 185 pounds that fans are used to seeing middleweights fight at.

A 20 percent fine isn’t enough for Paulo Costa’s incompetence

  A 20 percent fine isn’t enough for Paulo Costa’s incompetence To listen to Paulo Costa tell the story, the UFC decided after arranging a middleweight bout for him with Marvin Vettori that just days before the match to change the weight class and throw the entire show into disarray. Rather, he tried to sell the sorry story that the UFC came up with this lame-brained scheme. “The UFC thought it would be better to be 195 or 200 because it would be a better fight, more exciting,” Costa told Yahoo Sports. TheCosta weighed 211 pounds on Wednesday, and didn’t sound the least bit apologetic for being 26 pounds over the maximum 186 pounds he would be allowed at Friday morning’s weigh-in.

Paulo Costa and Marvin Vettori will meet in a middleweight main event of matinee UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Las Vegas. The fights at UFC Apex can be seen on ESPN+, with the main card starting at 4 p.m. ET and the prelims at 1 p.m. Both main event fighters are coming off title bout defeats. ESPN+, 4 p.m. ET Middleweight: Paulo Costa vs . Marvin Vettori Lightweight: Grant Dawson vs . Ricky Glenn Women's bantamweight: Jessica-Rose Clark vs . Joselyne Edwards Men's featherweight: Alex Caceres vs . Seungwoo Choi Welterweight: Dwight Grant vs . Francisco Trinaldo Light heavyweight: Nicolae

Paulo Costa Borrachinha. Marvin Vettori The Italian Dream. Country. Brazil Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil. Paulo Costa is a Brazilian MMA artist. As a professional athlete, Costa has been performing for 9 years. Paulo was born in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil, on April 21, 1991.

How did Paulo Costa and Marvin Vettori get here today?

Costa and Vettori have been two of the most consistent contenders that the division has to offer. Costa has defeated the likes of Yoel Romero, Uriah Hall, and former welterweight champion, Johny Hendricks, just to name a few. He currently sits at 13-1, as 11 of his 13 wins have come by KO/TKO.

As for Vettori, he sits at 17-5-1 as a professional and has knocked off Karl Roberson, Jack Hermansson, and Kevin Holland, which earned him his first crack at Adesanya.

UFC Vegas 41 takes place on Saturday, Oct. 23, live from the UFC APEX in Las Vegas, NV. Follow along with FanSided MMA who will be on-site for all your news and highlights.be on-site for all your news and highlights.

UFC Fight Night results: Marvin Vettori overcomes adversity to beat Paulo Costa .
Marvin Vettori overcame it all to secure the biggest win of his career.First, the Brazilian admitted on Wednesday that he was weighing 211 pounds for a 186-pound affair. Then, after some negotiating, a catchweight bout of 195 pounds was agreed upon, with Costa giving Vettori 20 percent of his salary. But one final twist happened late Thursday when Costa wasn't going to be able to make weight. So more talks between Vettori, the UFC, and Costa took place and the fight was set for a light heavyweight tilt.

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