Paulo Costa vs Luke Rockhold Odds, Prediction, Fight Info & Betting For UFC 278 on FanDuel Sportsbook

Devon Platana
Paulo Costa vs. Luke Rockhold UFC 278 middleweight bout odds, prediction, fight info, stats, stream and betting insights.
Paulo Costa vs. Luke Rockhold UFC 278 middleweight bout odds, prediction, fight info, stats, stream and betting insights. / AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File
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Costa vs Rockhold Fight Info, Date & Time

UFC 278 — Co-Main Event Middleweight Bout
Paulo "The Eraser" Costa (13-2-0, 11 KO's, 1 Submission) vs. Luke Rockhold (16-5-0, 6 KO's, 8 Submissions)
Date: Saturday, Aug. 20, 2022
Fight Time: This will be on the main card, which begins at 10 p.m. ET.
Venue: Vivint Arena — Salt Lake City, UT
Coverage: ESPN+

Costa vs Rockhold Odds & Betting Info

All UFC 278 odds, lines and prop bets are available on FanDuel Sportsbook.
Moneyline:
- Paulo Costa: (-390)
- Luke Rockhold: (+280)
- Draw: (+5000)

Method of Victory:
- Costa by KO/TKO: (-160)
- Costa by Points: (+500)
- Costa by Submission: (+2200)
- Rockhold by KO/TKO: (+1100)
- Rockhold by Points: (+550)
- Rockhold by Submission: (+850)

Costa vs Rockhold Prediction

UFC 278 Costa-Rockhold prediction is from Tapology Fight Predictions.
Winner: Paulo Costa (88%)
Method of Victory: KO/TKO (90%)

A former UFC Middleweight Champion, Luke Rockhold hasn't stepped foot in an octagon in over three years due to injury. Unfortunately, he looked far from his best the last time MMA fans saw him, going 1-3 in his last four fights, with each of those defeats coming by knockout.

While Costa has lost back-to-back matchups before the UFC 278 co-main event, he's fought a lot more recently than his opponent. Taking into account that "The Eraser" is 11-1 when his fights are decided by knockout, I like a Costa KO/TKO victory at -160.

Costa vs Rockhold Betting Trends & Stats

- Paulo Costa lost to Marvin Vettori, by decision, in his last fight on Oct. 23, 2021.
- Luke Rockhold lost to Jan Błachowicz, by KO, in his last fight on July 6, 2019.
- Costa averages 6.85 significant strikes landed per minute with a 59% accuracy rate.
- Rockhold averages 4.18 significant strikes landed per minute with a 48% accuracy rate.
- Costa averages 7.02 significant strikes absorbed per minute with a 48% defense rate.
- Rockhold averages 2.43 significant strikes absorbed per minute with a 56% defense rate.
- Costa has an 80% takedown defense rate.
- Rockhold averages 0.67 takedowns per 15 minutes.

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Devon Platana is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Devon Platana also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username PepeSilvia0. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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