Facts of Paulo Costa
|Full Name:||Paulo Costa|
|Age:||29 years 11 months|
|Birth Date:||April 21, 1991|
|Best Match for Marriage:||Virgo, Cancer, Capricorn|
|Birth Place:||Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil|
|Father's Name:||Carlos Roberto|
|Mother's Name:||Maria Augusta|
|Height / How tall? :||6 feet 0 inches (1.83m)|
|Net Worth:||$14 million|
|Hair Color:||Light brown|
|Eye Color:||Dark Brown|
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Paulo Costa is a Brazilian mixed martial artist. He is also known as The Eraser. He competes as a Middleweight fighter in the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
What is Paulo Costa Famous For?
- Is a Brazilian martial artist
- Known as The Eraser
Paulo Costa: Age, Bio, Parents, Family, Siblings, Childhood, Ethnicity
Paulo Costa was born Paulo Henrique Costa on April 21, 1991, in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil. He was born to his father Carlos Roberto and mother Maria Augusta. He has an older brother, Carlos Costa, who is a former mixed martial artist and one of Paulo’s coaches. He grew up in Contagem playing soccer and eventually picking up Muay Thai at the age of nine in order to learn discipline and avoid street fights he was constantly getting into.
As a teenager, Paulo joined a jiu-jitsu gym with his brother only to quit the sport after their father died of throat cancer when Paulo was 17. A couple of years later, Costa returned to jiu-jitsu and started competing under the tutelage of his brother who was already a purple belt at the time.
In order to help his mother with bills, Costa worked in real estate and as an IT teacher teaching Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel.
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All About Paulo Costa’s Career
He debuted his MMA career in his native country of Brazil in February 2012. Eventually, his brother convinced their mother to support Paulo monetarily for a year in order to pursue his professional martial arts career. Over the next five years, he amassed a record of 8–0 with 7 knockouts and 1 submission.
Then he was selected to be a fighter on The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 3. In the opening elimination round, he defeated José Roberto via submission (guillotine choke) in the second round. Costa was the second middleweight fighter chosen by coach Wanderlei Silva. His next fight was against Márcio Alexandre Jr., and Costa lost via split decision after three rounds.
On March 11, 2017, he made his promotional debut at UFC Fight Night 106 against Garreth McLellan. He won the fight via TKO in the first round, earning his first Performance of the Night award. Likewise, he faced Oluwale Bamgbose on June 3, 2017, at UFC 212. He won the fight via TKO in the second round. He was fined a third of his purse of the fights, which were reverted to his opponents. The suspension was retroactive to August 10, 2018, and Costa was eligible to fight again in February 2019. On March 23, 2020, Lucas Penchel MSc, who provided the infusions in question, accepted a two-year ban from USADA, starting on March 13, 2020.
Costa finally faced Romero on August 17, 2019, at UFC 241. He won the fight via unanimous decision. This fight earned him the Fight of the Night award. On the strength of his five-fight win streak in the UFC, Costa faced Israel Adesanya for the UFC Middleweight Championship on September 27, 2020, at UFC 253. He lost the fight via technical knockout in the second round
Paulo Costa: Net Worth
As of 2020, he has an estimated net worth of around $41 million USD. His net worth consists of earnings from post sponsorships and brand endorsements. Costa’s salary as of 2020 is $3.6 million per year.
Is Paulo Costa married? Wife, Children, Marriage
As of 2020, he is not dating anyone. He is currently single and he might be currently focused on his career.
Height, Weight, Eye Color
He has a height of 6 ft. and weighs 84 kg. He has dark brown eyes and he has light brown hair.
He has around 100k followers on Twitter and around 1.1M followers o Instagram.