Paulo Costa Decisions Yoel Romero And Stays Undefeated, Amazing 15 Minutes Of War!
UFC 241 PPV (pay-per-view) is happening live now (Saturday, August 17, 2019) from inside Honda Center in Anaheim, California. Welcome to the fight between two insanely ripped Middleweight Octagon warriors. The former UFC title contender Yoel “The Soldier of God” Romero meets the former Jungle Fight king Paulo “Borrachinha” Costa.
Costa enters first in a gray T-shirt and black trunks. Romero wears a black T-shirt and red trunks. The third man inside the Octagon is Jason Herzog. “The Battle Of Bodies” is underway!
Fighters touch gloves. Left-hand Romero, and a left high kick, Costa defends takedown attempt. Romero switched stance. What a great punch by Costa, but now Romero counters with a nasty strike!!! Two knockdowns in five seconds!
Costa misses with an elbow. Romero circles, Costa misses. Spinning backfist missed by a hair. Costa presses Romero against the fence and punches him against the fence. Flying knee and left-hand Romero. Low blow Costa, Herzog stops the match. It is restarted, low kick exchange. Costa defended another takedown attempt, a lot of strikes on both sides.
Left-hand counter Romero! The Cuban looks fatigued. Spinning heel kick Costa just missed. An overhand right lands for the Brazilian. 10-9 Costa I think.
Left hook Romero. 1-2 Costa. Teep kick Costa. And a low kick. Costa attacks to the body. Costa pressed him against the fence and landed 5 or 6 strong punches, but Romero survives.
Fighters are cautious now. Short punches on both sides. There are no strong strikes at the moment. Romero keeps the distance with jabs, Costa cannot connect. Overhand right Paulo. Right high kick Costa, Yoel slips. Takedown Romero, 10-9 Yoel.
Strong jab Costa. Big left hand Romero. Body kick Costa. Excellent right hand Costa. Costa’s nose is bleeding, Jason Herzog stops the contest, looks like it was a finger to the eye.
The match is restarted, Costa goes forward, but Romero counters well. Yoel Romero checks right low kick, he throws punches at will. Three strikes in a row Costa. Fighters in the clinch, Costa is on the fence, but Yoel lets him go.
Costa irritates Romero, but the Cuban doesn’t buy it. Right uppercut Yoel. Big shots Romero. Right high kick Romero, he clinches up. Romero trips Costa, but the Brazilian gets up. I think 10-9 Romero.
Final Result: Paulo Costa defeats Yoel Romero via unanimous decision (29-28 x 3)
Here are the highlights:
Paulo Costa improves the score to 13-0, 5-0 UFC, Yoel Romero drops to 13-4 MMA, 9-3 UFC.