UFC Vegas 41 in Tweets: Pros react to Marvin Vettori’s victory after five-round brawl with Paulo Costa

Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLCIt was surely one of the strangest fight weeks in recent memory as Paulo Costa vs. Marvin Vettori’s fight slowly moved away from middleweight and ended up in the light heavyweight division for UFC Vegas 41’s main event. Costa found himself down a point in the second round after poking Vettori in the eye, and after five nonstop rounds, Marvin Vettori found himself on the right side of the decision. Here’s what fighters had to say about the UFC Vegas 41 main card. Marvin Vettori def. Paulo Costa Stellar performance from Marvin . He shows up and fight ! #UFCVegas41— Derek Brunson (@DerekBrunson) October 23, 2021 Vettori is thought though.Great performance for both of them!#UFCVegas41— Francis Ngannou (@francis_ngannou) October 23, 2021 My Opinion @MarvinVettori Can Stay at Light Heavyweight and Go For The Strap There Izzy Got Yo Number G #UFCVegas41— Joaquin New Mansa Buckley (@Newmansa94) October 23, 2021 Thanks for that fight guys. That was close every round and neither of them gassed out 20+ lbs heavier than normal. One of the best of the year #UFCVegas41— Terrance McKinney (@twrecks155) October 23, 2021 Vettori can take shots man— Brian BOOM Kelleher (@brianboom135) October 23, 2021 What a fight! Not happy with how he ended that 5th RD, but Vettori has nothing to hang his head about. That was a great performance from both men. Makes you wonder what this looks like at 185 lb, like it was intended to be. #UFCVegas41— Aljamain Sterling (@funkmasterMMA) October 23, 2021 Omg ! Couple savages !— Platinum Mike Perry (@PlatinumPerry) October 23, 2021 Man after this whole week and now this fight Marvin should gain a million new fans— Belal Muhammad (@bullyb170) October 23, 2021 Grant Dawson vs. Ricky Glenn declared majority draw Glenn is a gritty vet!!— Belal Muhammad (@bullyb170) October 23, 2021 He was out!! #UFCVegas41— Alex Volkanovski (@alexvolkanovski) October 23, 2021 Out or nah ?— Olivier Aubin-Mercier (@oliaubin) October 23, 2021 Out or nah or draw*— Olivier Aubin-Mercier (@oliaubin) October 23, 2021 Jessica-Rose Clark vs. Joselyne Edwards That wrestling grind from @missjessyjess — Cheyanne Buys (@CheyWarPrincess) October 23, 2021 very good fight from clark, his improvement in wrestling is impressive #UFCVegas41 @ufc— Juan Espino El Guapo (@juan_espino_ofi) October 23, 2021 Alex Caceres def. Seungwoo Choi Wooooow Bruce leroyyyyy— Belal Muhammad (@bullyb170) October 23, 2021 This dude right here did the damn thing. Congrats homie @BruceLeeroyGlow pic.twitter.com/56PODReyNB— Jorge Masvidal UFC (@GamebredFighter) October 23, 2021 Caceres came back from death itself #UFCVegas41 @ufc— Juan Espino El Guapo (@juan_espino_ofi) October 23, 2021 Chois performance was great, but Caceres was just better and his jiu jitsu is top notch #UFCVegas41— Terrance McKinney (@twrecks155) October 23, 2021 Wooooow Bruce leroyyyyy— Belal Muhammad (@bullyb170) October 23, 2021 fight fans from the couch always know better. I’m glad Caceres wasn’t severely compromised after that illegal knee. 5 in a row! Putting the division on notice that he’s still game for greatness! #UFCVegas41— Aljamain Sterling (@funkmasterMMA) October 23, 2021 Francisco Trinaldo def. Dwight Grant Well that did not age well.— Justin Gaethje (@Justin_Gaethje) October 23, 2021 Nicolae Negumereanu def. Ike Villanueva Well that was quick first round TKO #UFCVegas41— Terrance McKinney (@twrecks155) October 23, 2021 Those all looked like they were back of the head... #UFCVegas41— Mike Jackson, Esq. (@TheTruthJackson) October 23, 2021 Great fights so far #UFCVegas41— Thiago Moisés (@ThiagoMoisesMMA) October 23, 2021

UFC Vegas 41 in Tweets: Pros react to Marvin Vettori’s victory after five-round brawl with Paulo Costa
Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC

It was surely one of the strangest fight weeks in recent memory as Paulo Costa vs. Marvin Vettori’s fight slowly moved away from middleweight and ended up in the light heavyweight division for UFC Vegas 41’s main event.

Costa found himself down a point in the second round after poking Vettori in the eye, and after five nonstop rounds, Marvin Vettori found himself on the right side of the decision.

Here’s what fighters had to say about the UFC Vegas 41 main card.


Marvin Vettori def. Paulo Costa


Grant Dawson vs. Ricky Glenn declared majority draw


Jessica-Rose Clark vs. Joselyne Edwards


Alex Caceres def. Seungwoo Choi


Francisco Trinaldo def. Dwight Grant


Nicolae Negumereanu def. Ike Villanueva

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Paulo Costa cites injured left bicep in explanation for massive weight issue at UFC Vegas 41

Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLCPaulo Costa congratulated Marvin Vettori on a well-fought contest and didn’t want to make excuses for his UFC Vegas 41 loss, though he disagreed with the unanimous scorecards against him. With that said, he put his massive weight miss on an injury that kept him from training. “I came in a little bit higher [in] weight because I needed to stop some weeks of training,” said Costa, who clarified the injury was to his left bicep at the post-fight press conference for Saturday’s event in Las Vegas. Costa came in not a little but a lot higher in weight than the 186-pound limit allowed for his middleweight contest against Vettori. The fight was rebooked as a 195-pound catchweight when Costa said on media day that he would be unable to make weight, and it was rebooked again as a light heavyweight contest less than 24 hours before the official weigh-ins. He eventually weighed in at 204.5 pounds. Costa told reporters he would explain what happened with his weight after the event. When at the podium, he made it clear he wasn’t thrilled about pulling back the curtain because of how it could be interpreted by MMA fans. “The only problem is I lost this fight, so it will look like an excuse,” he said with a laugh. “I don’t have an excuse for anything. I did a good job there — Marvin as well. “Congratulations to him, and to me, I think. But I had some problems to not come in here with my usual weight.” Despite the dramatic turn of events at the scale, Costa gave his best over 25 minute of action, continuing to throw powerful strikes until the fifth round. On all three judges’ scorecards, he took Round 2 — before a point deduction for an illegal eye poke — and then took Round 5 in arguably his best performance of the fight. Costa’s injury report marks the second time he’s cited his left bicep as a major hindrance. In October 2019, he underwent corrective surgery to repair the muscle; he said afterward he had been fighting with the injury since 2018. His recovery from the injury delayed a title fight against champ Israel Adesanya, prompting the middleweight titleholder to defend his belt against Yoel Romero at UFC 248. Afterward, Costa lamented the difficult lifestyle choices he had to make in order to compete at middleweight, and when told he would be asked by UFC President Dana White to move up to the light heavyweight class, he didn’t completely rule out the idea. He also admitted to feeling a tremendous amount of pressure to perform after falling short against champ Adesanya in his previous fight. Then again, Costa made no apologies to the man most affected by his battle with the scale: Vettori. “No, no, no way,” he said. “No, of course not, [I didn’t feel bad about that]. I came here and the UFC suggested to fight at a catchweight or 205, and I just said yes, let’s go. I don’t care for weight. This is a fair fight. Both guys made weight on the same day at the same limit, so what could be more fair than that?” As for his future opponents, Costa has some thinking to do about what weight he shows up at the next time he steps on the scale.

Paulo Costa cites injured left bicep in explanation for massive weight issue at UFC Vegas 41
Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC

Paulo Costa congratulated Marvin Vettori on a well-fought contest and didn’t want to make excuses for his UFC Vegas 41 loss, though he disagreed with the unanimous scorecards against him. With that said, he put his massive weight miss on an injury that kept him from training.

“I came in a little bit higher [in] weight because I needed to stop some weeks of training,” said Costa, who clarified the injury was to his left bicep at the post-fight press conference for Saturday’s event in Las Vegas.

Costa came in not a little but a lot higher in weight than the 186-pound limit allowed for his middleweight contest against Vettori. The fight was rebooked as a 195-pound catchweight when Costa said on media day that he would be unable to make weight, and it was rebooked again as a light heavyweight contest less than 24 hours before the official weigh-ins. He eventually weighed in at 204.5 pounds.

Costa told reporters he would explain what happened with his weight after the event. When at the podium, he made it clear he wasn’t thrilled about pulling back the curtain because of how it could be interpreted by MMA fans.

“The only problem is I lost this fight, so it will look like an excuse,” he said with a laugh. “I don’t have an excuse for anything. I did a good job there — Marvin as well. “Congratulations to him, and to me, I think. But I had some problems to not come in here with my usual weight.”

Despite the dramatic turn of events at the scale, Costa gave his best over 25 minute of action, continuing to throw powerful strikes until the fifth round. On all three judges’ scorecards, he took Round 2 — before a point deduction for an illegal eye poke — and then took Round 5 in arguably his best performance of the fight.

Costa’s injury report marks the second time he’s cited his left bicep as a major hindrance. In October 2019, he underwent corrective surgery to repair the muscle; he said afterward he had been fighting with the injury since 2018. His recovery from the injury delayed a title fight against champ Israel Adesanya, prompting the middleweight titleholder to defend his belt against Yoel Romero at UFC 248.

Afterward, Costa lamented the difficult lifestyle choices he had to make in order to compete at middleweight, and when told he would be asked by UFC President Dana White to move up to the light heavyweight class, he didn’t completely rule out the idea. He also admitted to feeling a tremendous amount of pressure to perform after falling short against champ Adesanya in his previous fight.

Then again, Costa made no apologies to the man most affected by his battle with the scale: Vettori.

“No, no, no way,” he said. “No, of course not, [I didn’t feel bad about that]. I came here and the UFC suggested to fight at a catchweight or 205, and I just said yes, let’s go. I don’t care for weight. This is a fair fight. Both guys made weight on the same day at the same limit, so what could be more fair than that?”

As for his future opponents, Costa has some thinking to do about what weight he shows up at the next time he steps on the scale.

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