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"The Eraser"
Paulo Costa
#3 Middleweight Division • 13-0-0 (W-L-D)

Stats & Records

  • 13
    Fight Win Streak
  • 11
    Wins by Knockout
Striking accuracy 59% 59%

Striking accuracy

Sig. Strikes Landed
189
Sig. Strikes Attempted
318
Grappling accuracy 0% 0%

Grappling accuracy

Takedowns Landed
Takedowns Attempted
1
8.83
Sig. Str. Landed
Per Min
5.79
Sig. Str. Absorbed
Per Min
0.00
Takedown avg
Per 15 Min
0.00
Submission avg
Per 15 Min
51
%
Sig. Str. Defense
82
%
Takedown Defense
2.10
Knockdown Ratio
05:21
Average fight time

Sig. Str. By Position

Standing
142 (75%)
Clinch
26 (14%)
Ground
21 (11%)

Sig. Str. by target

56% 106 Head 41% 77 Body 3% 6 Leg

Win By Way

KO/TKO
11 (85%)
DEC
1 (8%)
SUB
1 (8%)

Event Results

Biography

Status
Active
Hometown
State of Minas Gerais, Brazil
Age
29
Height
73.00
Weight
185.00
Octagon Debut
Mar. 12, 2017
Reach
72.00
Leg reach
39.50
Q & A

When and why did you start training for fighting? I started in 2012, because I'm fascinated by fighting.

What ranks and titles have you held? Mineiro Champion of Jiu-Jitsu 

Middleweight Champion (MMA) - Face to Face Event

Middleweight Champion (MMA) - Jungle Fight Event

Do you have any heroes? Jesus Christ

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It means I’m starting my UFC career to be the best fighter of all time.

What was your job before you started fighting? Realtor
Favorite grappling technique: Triangle
Favorite Striking technique: Hook

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Paulo Costa of Brazil enters the arena prior to facing Israel Adesanya of Nigeria in their middleweight championship bout during UFC 253 inside Flash Forum on UFC Fight Island on September 27, 2020 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC)