Borrachinha vs. Yoel rebooked for UFC 241 in August

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  1. MovinOn

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    A middleweight matchup between two of the division’s scariest fighters has been tentatively booked for UFC 241.

    After previous attempts to put together the key bout between Paulo Costa and Yoel Romero ultimately fizzled, UFC are hoping to give it another go at the Aug. 17 event at Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif.

    ESPN’s Ariel Helwani first reported that both fighters have verbally agreed to the contest, and MMA Junkie subsequently confirmed the plans with multiple people with knowledge of the contest who requested anonymity because the promotion has not officially announced the matchup. Bout agreements have yet to be finalized.

    The undefeated Costa (12-0 MMA, 4-0 UFC) is currently ranked No. 13 in the latest USA TODAY Sports/MMA Junkie MMA middleweight rankings, while two-time UFC title challenger Romero (13-3 MMA, 9-2 UFC) is No. 3.

    Of course, astute fight fans will certainly recognize this isn’t the first time UFC officials have attempted to book Costa vs. Romero. The two were expected to meet at this past November’s UFC 230, but Romero couldn’t make the date as he continued to recover from a grueling battle a few months prior with UFC champ Robert Whittaker. The pair was again lined up to face off this April at UFC on ESPN+ 8, however Costa was dealing with the processing of what ultimately ended up being a six-month suspension from the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency after it was determined he had undergone prohibited intravenous injections of a saline solution and stomach medication.

    Paulo Costa vs. Yoel Romero targeted for UFC 241 in August


    Bring on all the picograms and all the IVs!!
     
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    agreed lol, ttt for both fighters embracing the picogram
     
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    I like the fight.
     
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    So this is basically the Tony-Khabib of MW?
     
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    I think Romero will dismantle the other dude and it won't even be a little bit competitive.
     
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    What are the prop bets odds in Vegas that someone will test positive for something? Because I may put something into that betting pool.
     
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    How dare you insinuate that these fine upstanding gentlemen are not all natural?
     
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    Imagine how glorious this fight would have been in Pride. Look at them even with USADA constantly circling - they would be even greater monsters if they were allowed complete freedom to juice.
     
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    Is this the Juiciest fight in UFC history?
     
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