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In a highly anticipated clash at UFC 298, former middleweight champion Robert Whittaker defeated Paulo Costa in a thrilling co-headliner. Whittaker showcased his striking skills, landing powerful leg kicks and countering Costa’s attacks. Although Costa managed to wobble Whittaker with a spinning heel kick, ‘The Reaper’ recovered and dominated the fight. With this victory, Whittaker improves his professional MMA record to 25-7 and maintains his number three ranking in the UFC middleweight division. Despite the loss, Costa displayed his toughness and resilience throughout the bout.
Whittaker Triumphs Over Costa
In a thrilling co-headliner at UFC 298, former middleweight champion Robert Whittaker emerged victorious against Paulo Costa. The highly anticipated clash took place at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California on Saturday night.
This was Whittaker’s first fight since his defeat to Dricus Du Plessis in 2022, while Costa had been absent from the Octagon since August of the same year.
The fight started with Whittaker landing some powerful leg kicks, while Costa responded with two head kicks. Whittaker showcased his striking skills with a stiff jab and a series of well-timed counter punches. Although Costa managed to land a spinning heel kick that momentarily wobbled Whittaker, ‘The Reaper’ recovered and picked up the pace.
In the end, Whittaker’s relentless performance earned him a unanimous decision victory. With this win, Whittaker improves his professional MMA record to 25-7 and maintains his number three ranking in the UFC middleweight division .
Despite the loss, Costa displayed his toughness and resilience throughout the fight. He is expected to face another formidable opponent in his next outing.
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By Fernando Quiles Jr.