Robert Whittaker vs. Paulo Costa focused for April 17 headliner
A bout concerning the two top rated rated middleweights is being finalized to headline UFC Struggle Night time 190 on April 17. ESPN to start with described that previous champion Robert Whittaker and Paulo Costa will headline the function at a area to be established later on.
Whittaker (22-5) lost the title to existing winner Israel Adesanya at UFC 243 in Oct 2019. He’s put jointly a two-combat successful streak due to the fact dropping the belt and is ranked No. 1 in the 185-pound division.
Costa (13-1) endured his initial occupation decline in his previous outing to Adesanya in September. He’ll be hunting to perform his way back again to yet another title fight by defeating Whittaker on April 17.
Adesanya (20-) retains the middleweight crown, but will be taking on light-weight heavyweight winner Jan Blachowicz at UFC 259 on March 6. If victorious, “The Last Stylebender” programs to be energetic in equally divisions.