The UFC is near finalizing a middleweight predominant occasion between former title challengers Paulo Costa and Marvin Vettori in October, a number of sources advised ESPN.
The 185-pound bout is predicted to headline UFC Combat Night time on Oct. 23. UFC officers haven’t introduced an official location for the occasion.
Costa (13-1) has not fought since he got here up quick in a title bid towards Israel Adesanya at UFC 253 final September. The 30-year-old Brazilian was booked to five-round predominant occasions towards Robert Whittaker and Jared Cannonier, however withdrew from each. He has expressed dissatisfaction together with his contract a number of occasions in 2021.
Previous to shedding to Adesanya, Costa was an ideal 5-0 within the UFC with 4 finishes.
Vettori (17-4-1) can also be coming off a loss to Adesanya. Born in Italy, now combating out of Huntington Seashore, California, Vettori suffered a unanimous resolution loss to Adesanya in a title battle in June. He instantly expressed curiosity in combating Costa following the loss.