Two men coming off the back of failed bids to win the UFC middleweight title, Paulo Costa and Marvin Vettori, top another stacked UFC Fight Night card at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas in what is now a light heavyweight contest.
Costa revealed on Wednesday that he wouldn't be able to make the 186-pound weight limit. So the UFC negotiated with Vettori's team and it was settled on a 195-pound catchweight and that the Italian would receive 20 percent of Costa's purse. Then in a shocking twist on late Thursday night, the fight was switched to a 206-pound affair.
Italy's Vettori comes into this fight after losing to reigning champion Israel Adesanya for a second time via a unaminous decision, which brought Vettori's five-fight winning streak to an end.
The Italian is hoping this fight against Costa can be the start of another impressive winning streak which has previously catapulted him towards a world title challenge.
Costa's inactivity over the past 13 months could be something Vettori is looking to exploit. Costa hasn't stepped inside the Octagon since September 2020 where he suffered a second round TKO loss against the UFC middleweight champion Adesanya.
Whenever these two fighters step into the Octagon, they bring unrivalled aggression and emotion so expect an all-out war between Vettori and Costa when they go head-to-head under the bright lights of Las Vegas.
Here's everything you need to know ahead of Vettori vs. Costa.
Costa vs. Vettori fight date, start time
- Date : Saturday, Oct. 23
- Time : 10 p.m. CET
- Main event ringwalks (approx): 1 a.m. CET
Due to Marvin Vettori's inolvement in the main event, the UFC gave this particular fight night a Europe-friendly start time. The prelims get underway at 7 p.m. Central European Time (CET) with the main card following apporximately three hours later at 10 p.m. CET.
The main event start time varies as always due to the length of the undercard fights.
Can I watch Costa vs. Vettori on DAZN?
The card will stream live on DAZN in over 200 countries across the globe. You can sign up for a subscription here. However if you are in Argentina, Chile and Colombia you must download the DAZN app from the Apple App Store or Android Google Play store and then sign up from there, rather than via web browser.
What devices are supported on DAZN?
DAZN is available on web browsers at DAZN.com (except Argentina, Chile and Colombia) and also has apps available for all of the following TV and streaming devices:
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|iPhone, iPad||Amazon Fire TV||Playstation 4|
|Android phones, tables||Amazon Fire TV Stick||Playstation 5|
|Amazon Fire tablet||Android TV||XBox One|
|Apple TV||XBox Series X | S|
|LG Smart TV, Smartcast|
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Where is the Costa vs. Vettori fight?
The fight takes place at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Paulo Costa record and bio
- Nationality: Brazil
- Date of birth: Apr. 21, 1991
- Height: 6"
- Reach: 72"
- Total fights: 14
- Record: 13-1-0
Marvin Vettori record and bio
- Nationality: Italy
- Date of birth: Sept. 20, 1993
- Height: 6"
- Reach: 74"
- Total fights: 23
- Record: 17-5-1
Costa vs. Vettori fight card
- Paulo Costa vs. Marvin Vettori; Light Heavyweight
- Grant Dawson vs. Ricky Glenn; Lightweight
- Jessica-Rose Clark vs. Joselyne Edwards; Women's bantamweight
- Alex Caceres vs. Seungwoo Choi; Men's featherweight
- Dwight Grant vs. Francisco Trinaldo; Welterweight
- Nicolae Negumereanu vs. Ike Villanueva; Light heavyweight
- Junyong Park vs. Gregory Rodrigues; Middleweight
- Alan Patrick vs. Mason Jones; Lightweight
- Tabatha Ricci vs. Maria Oliveira; Strawweight
- Jamie Pickett vs. Laureano Staropoli; Middleweight
- Khama Worthy vs. Jai Herbert; Lightweight
- Jeff Molina vs. Daniel Lacerda; Men's flyweight
- Livinha Souza vs. Randa Markos; Strawweight
- Aaron Phillips vs. Jonathan Martinez; Men's bantamweight