“My Brother Has Amazing Jiu-Jitsu”-Paulo Costa Lauds Training Team

Published 09/14/2020, 10:36 AM EDT


Paulo Costa sat down and discussed the build-up to his upcoming fight. He talked about the rigorous journey and the people that helped him through the entire process.

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Paulo Costa is set to take on Israel Adesanya at UFC 253. This main event clash will take place on September 27 and will have the middleweight belt hanging in the balance.

Paulo Costa last fought Yoel Romero at UFC 241 and took that fight via a decision. Adesanya also had the same last opponent and successfully defended his belt at UFC 248.

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Now matched up against each other, the two have been hard into training. With the bout fast approaching, Paulo Costa along with his coach Captain Eric Albarracin talked to Jimmy Smith on UFC Fight Champ.

At the start of this conversation, Costa was asked about his preparation leading up to this fight and how he is doing at the moment.

Costa said, “My preparation began many months ago. Like 6 months. I had surgery for my left bicep. Since then I have done a lot of hard work to get myself in better shape. But now it’s good, I’m happy! I’m better than ever I feel good and my weight is going down very well. And I put myself around good people, the best people, and the best coaches.”

Paulo Costa talks about his team

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Costa went on to name a few people that have proved to be influential in these times. He said, “My coach, Captain Eric the best in the world to me. My brother Borrachinha, he has amazing jiu-jitsu, and not many people know about that but my brother is a monster at jiu-jitsu. He has very very high quality and he helped me a lot since I was very young.”

Paulo Costa also spoke of a former Olympian that he is working with. They have worked on his hands and power. This has helped boost his confidence. Costa also names the strength coaches that have helped him prepare for this upcoming thriller of a contest.

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Both fighters are walking into the octagon undefeated. Who do you think will leave with their record left unblemished?

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