Fight week began with Costa (13-1 MMA, 5-1 UFC) vs. Vettori (17-5-1 MMA, 7-3-1 UFC) scheduled as a middleweight bout. It was then moved to a 195-pound catchweight due to Costa’s poor weight management, then just hours prior to weigh-ins, was changed again to light heavyweight.
After much drama, Costa stepped on the scale at Friday morning’s official UFC Fight Night 196 weigh-ins and hit the correct mark.
Costa weighed in at 204.5 pounds. Check out the clip below (via Twitter):
After many changes, Paulo Costa weighed in at 204.5 pounds for Saturday’s main event vs. Marvin Vettori.
— MMA Junkie (@MMAjunkie) October 22, 2021
UFC Fight Night 196 takes place Saturday at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. The entire card streams on ESPN+.
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