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Predictions and Analysis: Whittaker vs Costa Feb 17, 2024

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Whittaker vs Costa Fight Preview

After multiple rescheduling attempts, Robert Whittaker and Paulo Costa will finally collide this Saturday at UFC 298 in Anaheim. Both middleweights possess exceptional skills and boast championship ambitions; so this match-up comes with high stakes. However, Whittaker may hold an edge due to being less physically imposing. Continue to follow this article to find an in depth martial arts analysis about this fight.

 

Whittaker Analysis

Whittaker is unquestionably superior in all areas, particularly MMA fighting. His extensive experience inside of an Octagon arena makes him a formidable adversary to prepare against and his movements and blitz fighting style make for an unpredictability that makes for difficult training sessions with him. Whittaker may have experienced some misfortune, but most of his opponents have been elite competitors. Israel Adesanya was his only significant loss; other than that he earned victories against Kelvin Gastelum and Jared Cannonier. Costa may prove particularly threatening but may suffer from some ring rust after not fighting recently. Whittaker had originally planned on facing Khamzat Chimaev, but Chimaev pulled out due to an injury, leaving Whittaker an opportunity to face Costa instead.

 

Costa Analysis

Costa is making his return after defeating Luke Rockhold last year, though there were some complications between himself and the UFC that caused delays to getting this fight scheduled. Costa has shown great promise during his UFC appearances. A powerful puncher and excellent striking technique, Costa is not as adept at grappling or submissions and sometimes leaves his hands low, taking too long to strike when striking is necessary. Costa is poised to face off with world-class wrestler Robert Whittaker in this fight and must work on improving both his striking and takedown defense if he wants any chance of victory in this matchup.

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Robert Whittaker vs Paulo Costa Fight Information

      1. Date: 02/17/2024
      2. Time: 11:25 PM ET
      3. Location: Honda Center.
      4. How to Watch Whittaker vs Costa: TNT
      5. Live Stream: BT Sport.com

 

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