Costa-Cannonier bout being finalized for August


The UFC is close to finalizing a middleweight main event between Paulo Costa and Jared Cannonier for a UFC Fight Night in August, UFC president Dana White told ESPN on Wednesday.

Contracts have not been signed, but the 185-pound contest is expected to become official shortly. The fight will headline UFC Fight Night on Aug. 21 at a location to be determined.

Costa (13-1) has not fought since he came up short in a title bid against Israel Adesanya in September. The 30-year-old Brazilian was scheduled to face Robert Whittaker last month but was forced to withdraw due to medical issues.

Cannonier (13-5) is coming off a loss to Whittaker in a three-round non-title fight in October. The loss snapped a three-fight winning streak for Cannonier.

The bout figures to have a major impact on the middleweight division. Adesanya, the current champion, is scheduled to defend his title against Marvin Vettori in June.

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