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Paulo Costa vs. Luke Rockhold shifts from UFC 277 to Aug. 20 event


Paulo Costa vs. Luke Rockhold will now now not happen at UFC 277.

In the foundation scheduled for the July 30 pay-per-peep at T-Cell Enviornment, Costa now faces Rockhold on Aug. 20 at an event which doesn’t but have an presented venue or situation.

Two of us with knowledge of the matchup now not too prolonged prior to now told MMA Junkie of the swap, however asked to dwell nameless for the reason that promotion has but to develop an legitimate announcement. The Schmo was as soon as first to chronicle the news.

Earlier this week, Rockhold (16-5 MMA, 6-4 UFC) hinted that his battle with Costa might perchance additionally perchance be transferring dates. The conventional UFC middleweight champion hasn’t competed since his knockout loss to Jan Blachowicz in July 2019.

The trigger of the battle getting rescheduled is unknown. Nonetheless, Costa (13-2 MMA, 5-2 UFC) did battle to hit the middleweight ticket in his most most popular outing in opposition to Marvin Vettori in the UFC Fight Evening 196 headliner in October 2021. He finally requested the battle to happen at gentle heavyweight. The conventional title challenger misplaced the succor-and-forth battle by unanimous possibility.

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