Paulo Costa ends drama, makes light heavyweight for UFC Fight Night 196



Paulo Costa went through many weight revisions ahead of UFC Fight Night 196, but ultimately hit the final contracted number ahead of his fight with Marvin Vettori.

Fight week began with Costa (13-1 MMA, 5-1 UFC) vs. Vettori (17-5-1 MMA, 7-3-1 UFC) scheduled as a middleweight bout. It was then moved to a 195-pound catchweight due to Costa’s poor weight management, then just hours prior to weigh-ins, was changed again to light heavyweight.

After much drama, Costa stepped on the scale at Friday morning’s official UFC Fight Night 196 weigh-ins and hit the correct mark.

Costa weighed in at 204.5 pounds. Check out the clip below (via Twitter):

UFC Fight Night 196 takes place Saturday at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. The entire card streams on ESPN+.


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