UFC have confirmed that two top UFC fighters will battle it out as top middleweight contender Yoel Romero will take on top Brazilian prospect Paulo Costa at UFC 230 in New York City, New York on the 3rd November.
Yoel Romero has a MMA record of 13-3 and has won two out of his last four fights. Romero holds wins over former Middleweight champions Chris Weidman and Luke Rockhold. He also holds notable wins over Lyoto Machida, Tim Kennedy, Derek Brunson and Brad Tavares. His latest fight was against current Middleweight Champion Robert Whittaker where he lost via Split decision at UFC 225 this past June.
The undefeated Paulo Costa has a MMA record of 12-0 and has won his past four fights via TKO. He holds a win over former welterweight champion Johny Hendricks. Costa’s latest fight was against another top middleweight Uriah Hall where he won via TKO 2nd Round at UFC 226 this past July and managed to get a Performance of the night Bonus.