Costa vs Whittaker: Epic Showdown Set for UFC 299

Paulo Costa Announces 'Done Deal' for March Bout with Robert Whittaker in Long-Awaited Octagon Return

In an exciting turn of events, Paulo Costa confirms his much-anticipated UFC comeback, set to face Robert Whittaker at UFC 299 in March.

Former middleweight championship challenger Paulo Costa has announced a finalized agreement to fight ex-titleholder Robert Whittaker at UFC 299. This marks a significant return for both fighters, with the event scheduled for next March. Costa, currently ranked sixth in the middleweight division, last competed against Luke Rockhold, securing a unanimous decision victory in Salt Lake City.

This matchup promises to be a thrilling encounter, featuring two of UFC’s most skilled middleweights. Costa’s return follows a hiatus due to health issues, while Whittaker aims to rebound from a TKO loss to Dricus du Plessis at UFC 297.


The fight holds substantial implications for the middleweight rankings, potentially setting the stage for future title contentions. Both fighters have a history of high-profile bouts, adding to the excitement and stakes of this match.

Reacting to Whittaker’s challenge, Costa posted on social media, “Why are u TAGGING ME Robert (Whittaker), do u really want this fight? It’s adorable, if it’s affirmative that deal is done.”

As fans eagerly await UFC 299, the Costa-Whittaker fight adds a compelling narrative to the event’s lineup. Will Costa’s return be triumphant, or will Whittaker’s experience prevail?

Who do you think will come out on top in this epic middleweight clash – Costa or Whittaker? Share your thoughts below!

▶️ Follow us on Youtube for the best & latest MMA content ▶️
Combat SportsExclusiveLatest newsMMAufc

MMAnytt was founded in 2008.