LAS VEGAS – Paulo Costa and Marvin Vettori got here face-to-face for the primary time forward of UFC Fight Night 196. And to nobody’s shock, issues acquired a bit heated.
After each males hit the revised mild heavyweight restrict at Friday morning’s official weigh-ins, Costa (13-1 MMA, 5-1 UFC) and Vettori (17-5-1 MMA, 7-3-1 UFC) had their first in-person encounter within the type of a staredown for the cameras.
Given the wild nature of struggle week, which noticed the bout shifted from middleweight to a 195-pound catchweight to mild heavyweight, it was no shock there was so much to say between Costa and Vettori after they lastly acquired in entrance of one another.
Vettori was rightfully upset at Costa. He gave him double center fingers as soon as he noticed him, then launched a number of curse phrases within the course of his upcoming opponent till the pair have been separated.
Marvin Vettori was HEATED at Paulo Costa in the course of the ultimate faceoff, providing the double birds and a number of curse phrases.#UFCVegas41 | Full story: https://t.co/VGTx4u7xfk pic.twitter.com/QILmf5JAZB
— MMA Junkie (@MMAjunkie) October 22, 2021
Check out the video of the Costa vs. Vettori faceoff above.
UFC Fight Night 196 takes place Saturday on the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. The total card streams on ESPN+.