Costa was scheduled to face No. 5 ranked Marvin Vettori in a middleweight match in the fight card’s main event. Costa showed up in Las Vegas for fight week and informed the UFC that he wouldn’t be able to make the 186-pound limit for the middleweight division. Both teams agreed to compete at a catchweight of 195 pounds, but the night before the weigh-in the fight was moved to take place in the 205-pound weight class.
Costa lost to Vettori by unanimous decision, but performed well in the fight. During the UFC Vegas 41 Post-fight Press Conference, White address the issues surrounding Costa’s weight and said that he considers the Brazilian to be a light heavyweight fighter now. Hear everything the UFC president had to say following Saturday’s event.
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