Paulo Costa defeats Luke Rockhold by way of unanimous determination after a 3 spherical warfare. The American announces his retirement from MMA.
Paulo Costa gained the choice in a tough battle in opposition to Luke Rockhold co-main occasion of UFC 278.
The 3 spherical battle was a actual warfare however Costa may have inflicted extra injury on Rockhold. The judges will mark the battle 30-27 x 3 in favor of the Brazilian.
In the first spherical Rockhold tries a takedown however receives a flurry of strikes in response. The American spends a part of the spherical on the bottom and Costa tries to knock him out with huge standing photographs. At the bell Rockhold returns to his nook and already appears exhausted.
At the beginning of the second spherical, Rockhold accelerated and chained the strikes however Costa resisted. Costa lands a huge uppercut beneath Rockhold’s belt. The referee offers them a few welcome seconds to get well. Both fighters finish the spherical exhausted.
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At the top of the third spherical, Rockhold survives a submission try and manages to return to prime place on Costa. He sends a few photographs in floor and pound and wipes his bloody face on the Brazilian.
They went to the top of their reserves 💪
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Paulo Costa defeats Luke Rockhold by way of unanimous determination (30-27×3).
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After the battle, Rockhold took off his mitts and introduced his retirement over Joe Rogan’s microphone.
“I’ve been via a lot up to now three years. Thanks to the UFC. I am unable to do that sh*t anymore. I’m fucking previous. »
Paulo Costa gave his impressions after his victory:
“He stunned me together with his chin. He obtained a lot of inventive punches to the face, to the chin. People say he does not have a good chin, however he does. »
Both fighters are out of contract with the UFC.
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