• Fight Date: Sat, Feb 17, 2024

On Saturday, February 17 at the Honda Center in Anaheim, USA Robert «The Reaper» Whittaker will meet Paulo «Borrachinha» Costa in a 3-round middleweight bout.

Robert Whittaker vs. Paulo Costa
Robert Whittaker
Robert Whittaker
The Reaper
Paulo Costa
Paulo Costa
Borrachinha
Country AustraliaAustralia
South Auckland, New Zealand
BrazilBrazil
Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Age 33 years 32 years
Pro 14 years 11 years
Height 6′ 0″ (183 cm) 6′ 0″ (183 cm)
Reach 73½″ (186 cm) 72″ (183 cm)
Division middleweight
(185 lbs / 83,9 kg)
middleweight
(185 lbs / 83,9 kg)
Stance

orthodox

orthodox
Titles - -
Record 24 - 7 - 0
(9 KOs)
14 - 2 - 0
(11 KOs)
KOs 37% 78%
Inactive 224 days 546 days
Advant.
Robert Whittaker won by unanimous decision (UD) (video).

Date and Time

The fight night will begin on Saturday, February 17 at 6 p.m. ET / 3 p.m. PT.

Arena

The fight will be held at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California, USA.

On which TV channel or streaming service can I watch the live broadcast of the fight Robert Whittaker versus Paulo Costa?

  • To Be Announced

Whittaker vs. Costa Full Fight Highlights

Whittaker vs. Costa Fight Promo

Who fights on Saturday, February 17?
Fight card subject to change.

Division Fighter #1 Fighter #2 Notes
featherweight (145 lbs)Alexander Volkanovski
(26 - 3 - 0)
Ilia Topuria
(14 - 0 - 0)
UFC
middleweight (185 lbs)Robert Whittaker
(24 - 7 - 0)
Paulo Costa
(14 - 2 - 0)
welterweight (170 lbs)Geoff Neal
(15 - 5 - 0)
Ian Machado Garry
(13 - 0 - 0)
bantamweight (135 lbs)Merab Dvalishvili
(16 - 4 - 0)
Henry Cejudo
(16 - 3 - 0)
middleweight (185 lbs)Anthony Hernandez
(11 - 2 - 0)
Roman Kopylov
(12 - 2 - 0)
strawweight (115 lbs)Amanda Lemos
(13 - 3 - 1)
Mackenzie Dern
(13 - 4 - 0)
heavyweight (265 lbs)Marcos Rogério de Lima
(21 - 9 - 1)
Junior Tafa
(5 - 1 - 0)
bantamweight (135 lbs)Rinya Nakamura
(8 - 0 - 0)
Carlos Vera
(11 - 3 - 0)
light heavyweight (205 lbs)Mingyang Zhang
(16 - 6 - 0)
Brendson Ribeiro
(15 - 5 - 0)
welterweight (170 lbs)Josh Quinlan
(6 - 1 - 0)
Danny Barlow
(7 - 0 - 0)
welterweight (170 lbs)Val Woodburn
(7 - 1 - 0)
Oban Elliott
(9 - 2 - 0)
flyweight (125 lbs)Andrea Lee
(13 - 8 - 0)
Miranda Maverick
(12 - 5 - 0)
Robert «The Reaper» Whittaker

Robert «The Reaper» Whittaker

Robert Whittaker is an Australian MMA artist.
As a professional athlete, Whittaker has been performing for 14 years.

Last fight

The last fight of Robert Whittaker took place on July 8, 2023 against Dricus Du PlessisDricus Du Plessis (19 - 2 - 0).
Whittaker lost by technical knockout (TKO).

Robert Whittaker vs. Dricus Du Plessis 

Robert Whittaker's last fight

First world title

On July 8, 2017 Robert Whittaker became the UFC middleweight champion in a fight for the vacant title.

MMA record

  • Total fights: 31
  • Wins: 24
  • Wins by KO: 9
  • Wins by subm: 5
  • Wins by dec: 10
  • Losses: 7
  • Losses by KO: 3
  • Losses by subm: 1
  • Losses by dec: 3
  • Draws: 0

MMA career

How many fights did Robert Whittaker have?

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Date Opponent Result Notes
2024-02-17 Paulo Costa Win
Decision (Unanimous)
2023-07-08 Dricus Du Plessis Loss
TKO (Punches)
2022-09-03 Marvin Vettori Win
Decision (Unanimous)
2022-02-12 Israel Adesanya Loss
Decision (Unanimous)
2021-04-17 Kelvin Gastelum Win
Decision (Unanimous)
2020-10-24 Jared Cannonier Win
Decision (Unanimous)
2020-07-25 Darren Till Win
Decision (Unanimous)
2019-10-05 Israel Adesanya Loss
KO (Punches)
2018-06-09 Yoel Romero Win
Decision (Split)
2017-07-08 Yoel Romero Win
Decision (Unanimous)
2017-04-15 Ronaldo Souza Win
TKO (Head Kick and Punches)
2016-11-26 Derek Brunson Win
TKO (Head Kick and Punches)
2016-04-23 Rafael Natal Win
Decision (Unanimous)
2015-11-14 Uriah Hall Win
Decision (Unanimous)
2015-05-10 Brad Tavares Win
KO (Punches)
2014-11-07 Clint Hester Win
TKO (Knee and Punches)
2014-06-28 Mike Rhodes Win
Decision (Unanimous)
2014-02-22 Stephen Thompson Loss
TKO (Punches)
2013-08-28 Court McGee Loss
Decision (Split)
2013-05-25 Colton Smith Win
TKO (Punches)
2012-12-15 Bradley Scott Win
Decision (Unanimous)
2012-05-18 Jesse Juarez Loss
Decision (Unanimous)
2012-03-23 Shaun Spooner Win
TKO (Punches)
2011-12-09 Ian Bone Win
TKO (Punches)
2011-10-30 Hoon Kim Loss
Submission (Triangle Choke)
2011-08-26 Corey Nelson Win
Submission (Armbar)
2011-06-03 Ben Alloway Win
Submission (Rear-Naked Choke)
2010-10-08 Nate Thomson Win
Submission (Rear-Naked Choke)
2010-06-05 Jay Cobain Win
Submission (Armbar)
2010-03-12 Nick Ariel Win
KO (Punch)
2009-11-20 Richard Walsh Win
Submission (Rear-Naked Choke)
2009-03-14 Chris Tallowin Win
TKO (Punches)

All Robert Whittaker's losses

Who all beat Robert Whittaker?

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Date Opponent Result Notes
2023-07-08 Dricus Du Plessis Loss
TKO (Punches)
2022-02-12 Israel Adesanya Loss
Decision (Unanimous)
2019-10-05 Israel Adesanya Loss
KO (Punches)
2014-02-22 Stephen Thompson Loss
TKO (Punches)
2013-08-28 Court McGee Loss
Decision (Split)
2012-05-18 Jesse Juarez Loss
Decision (Unanimous)
2011-10-30 Hoon Kim Loss
Submission (Triangle Choke)

Robert «The Reaper» Whittaker Highlights

Paulo «Borrachinha» Costa

Paulo «Borrachinha» Costa

Paulo Costa is a Brazilian MMA artist.
As a professional athlete, Costa has been performing for 11 years.

Last fight

The last fight of Paulo Costa took place on August 20, 2022 against Luke RockholdLuke Rockhold (16 - 5 - 0).
Costa won by unanimous decision (UD).

Paulo Costa vs. Luke Rockhold 

Paulo Costa's last fight

MMA record

  • Total fights: 16
  • Wins: 14
  • Wins by KO: 11
  • Wins by subm: 1
  • Wins by dec: 2
  • Losses: 2
  • Losses by KO: 1
  • Losses by subm: 0
  • Losses by dec: 1
  • Draws: 0

MMA career

How many fights did Paulo Costa have?

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Date Opponent Result Notes
2024-02-17 Robert Whittaker Loss
Decision (Unanimous)
2022-08-20 Luke Rockhold Win
Decision (Unanimous)
2021-10-23 Marvin Vettori Loss
Decision (Unanimous)
2020-09-26 Israel Adesanya Loss
TKO (Punches and Elbows)
2019-08-17 Yoel Romero Win
Decision (Unanimous)
2018-07-07 Uriah Hall Win
TKO (Punches)
2017-11-04 Johny Hendricks Win
TKO (Punches)
2017-06-03 Oluwale Bamgbose Win
TKO (Punches)
2017-03-11 Garreth McLellan Win
TKO (Punches)
2016-09-03 Adriano Balby Win
KO (Punch)
2016-05-21 Eduardo Ramon Win
Submission (Rear-Naked Choke)
2015-12-05 Bruno Assis Win
TKO (Punches)
2015-04-24 Wagner Silva Win
TKO (Punches)
2014-12-19 Gerson da Silva Conceicao Win
TKO (Doctor Stoppage)
2013-11-01 Fabio Moreira Win
TKO (Punches)
2013-06-15 Ademilson Borges Duarte Win
TKO (Head Kick and Punches)
2012-02-25 Teo Esteves Win
TKO (Head Kick and Punches)

All Paulo Costa's losses

Who all beat Paulo Costa?

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Date Opponent Result Notes
2024-02-17 Robert Whittaker Loss
Decision (Unanimous)
2021-10-23 Marvin Vettori Loss
Decision (Unanimous)
2020-09-26 Israel Adesanya Loss
TKO (Punches and Elbows)

Paulo «Borrachinha» Costa Highlights

Latest Odds

  • Favorite
    Whittaker to win: 1/2
  • Underdog
    Costa to win: 2/1

Prediction

Egor Tatishev
Who will win: Whittaker or Costa?

Whittaker and Costa are worthy opponents.
It is difficult to predict which of the fighters will win.

Nevertheless, I think that Paulo Costa will win by technical knockout.

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