LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – It was July 26, 2022, in Las Vegas when a flyweight battle took place at UFC APEX between Alessandro Costa of Brazil and Juan Andres Luna from Ecuador. (Photographed by Chris Unger/Zuffa)
A split decision went in favor of Alessandro Costa over Juan Andres Luna (30-27, 28-29, 29-28) C+ is the minimum acceptable grade. Alessandro Costa prevailed over Juan Andres Luna in the end, despite a long and drawn-out contest.
Even while I support the idea of adding more competition at flyweight, I can’t say that I blame the UFC president for passing on Costa, considering the high level of production and excitement that comes with fighting at 125 pounds.
Even if Costa gets a call-up on short notice, both guys still have plenty of time to perform.
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