UFC – Brazilian Paulo Costa has withdrawn from his battle in opposition to Robert Whittaker scheduled for April 17.
Paulo Costa withdraws from his primary occasion at the UFC scheduled for April 17 in opposition to Robert Whittaker in response to MMA Fighting. Sick of the flu, the Brazilian could be in favor of a return on May 1 or 8. Currently ranked quantity 2 amongst middleweights in the UFC, Paulo Costa stays a loss, the first of his profession, in opposition to the champion Israel adesanya. For his half, Robert Whittaker, who misplaced the title with the fists of the similar Adesanya in October 2019. Occupying the No. 1 place in the standings, he has since recovered with two wins in a row in opposition to severe contenders for the title, Darren Till and Jared Cannonier.
Following Costa’s package deal, and in response to Sporting News, Camp Robert Whittaker claimed the title battle. The Australian is prepared to attend till Adesanya is able to return. Defeated in his battle for the title in the -93kg, the Stylebender continues to be champion of the -84kg. At the similar time, Kelvin Gastelum, who was alleged to face Whittaker in February 2019, earlier than the latter was injured, utilized to interchange Costa.