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Paulo Costa vs. Jared Cannonier: Who bounces back in August?

Paulo Costa vs. Jared Cannonier: Who bounces back in August?

A UFC middleweight matchup between Paulo Costa and Jared Cannonier has been announced as the headline fight for the August 21 UFC event at an undisclosed location.

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It’s a fight between two top middleweight contenders despite the pair coming off losses. Costa was defeated by champion Israel Adesanya in his last fight. Cannonier lost to former champion Robert Whittaker in his most recent outing.

So how will Costa and Cannonier match up against each other here? And what do we think of the fight? Will we see the Costa of old? Or has Cannonier seen the blueprint on how to beat Costa now that Adesana has shut the heavy-handed fighter down?

Matthew Wells and Drake Riggs share their thoughts in this video.

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