Several folks with awareness of the reserving confirmed the news to MMA Preventing following a report from ESPN.com. The metropolis and location of the late summertime event has however to be verified.
Costa returns to the cage just after he withdrew from a reserving in opposition to ex-champ Robert Whittaker at UFC Vegas 24 due to lingering effects from a past COVID-19 an infection. Whittaker was rebooked towards a single-time title challenger Kelvin Gastelum and gained a dominant choice.
Costa’s most the latest look came in this previous September when he challenged champ Israel Adesanya for the middleweight title at UFC 253. The Brazilian slugger was stopped in the next round for his 1st decline as an MMA professional. He has repeatedly known as for a rematch with rival Adesanya, saying his decline was the outcome of ingesting also considerably wine the night time prior to the combat.
Cannonier most lately fought this earlier Oct, when he was outpointed by Whittaker in the co-headliner of UFC 254. The setback snapped a a few-struggle streak and a possible title shot against Adesanya.
Whittaker is in the running to encounter Adesanya, but the winner of Expenditures vs. Cannonier is poised for a long run title obstacle.