Paulo Costa drills Yoel Romero with a left hand

View the full fight video highlights from Yoel Romero vs. Paulo Costa at UFC 241 on ESPN+, courtesy of the UFC’s official Twitter account and the ESPN MMA account.

The first round of Yoel Romero vs. Paulo Costa was everything that we thought it would be – and more. With multiple knockdowns and both fighters slinging bombs at each other, it was Costa who came out on top at the end of round one after backing Romero up and unloading powerful combinations of punches.

Costa’s pressure kept up in round two. He started backing Romero to the cage again and letting his combinations go. In the middle of the round, Costa started to slow down and Romero began taking control of the action by using his jab.

By the third round, Costa was far from being in good shape. Romero had taken over and was landing more strikes with greater impact.

At the end of the three rounds, Costa’s work at the start of round two was the deciding factor in the swing round and that saw him get over the line.

Official Result: Paulo Costa def. Yoel Romero via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

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