Paulo Costa suffered the to start with setback of his skilled vocation on Saturday when he lost to Israel Adesanya at UFC 253.
Following promising to close Adesanya’s (20- MMA, 9- UFC) middleweight title reign in the headlining bout at Flash Discussion board at Yas Island in Abu Dhabi, Costa (13-1 MMA, 5-1 UFC) finished up struggling a lopsided second-spherical TKO defeat that spelled the conclude of his excellent record.
Though it was a disappointment work in the most significant instant of his job, Costa took the result in opposition to his heated rival with humility, at least according to his 1st submit-fight comment.
The Brazilian took to social media on Sunday and simply just promised to be greater up coming time (by using Twitter):
I will back again more powerful , really shortly ! Thank you all pic.twitter.com/nzYwpf7NEg
— Paulo Costa ( Borrachinha ) (@BorrachinhaMMA) September 27, 2020
Several, including UFC president Dana White, have been puzzled by Costa’s game program for the struggle. Coming in, “Borrachinha” had the maximum striking output in UFC historical past. He landed just 12 significant strikes in 9 minutes of preventing in opposition to Adesanya, however, and it was a crucial contributor in his demise.
“I feel he landed just one jab in this fight,” White explained at the UFC 253 article-fight information meeting. “He didn’t attempt to clinch on the fence, didn’t check out to put strain, stored likely again to the center of the octagon. It was quite strange.”