Yoel Romero vs Paulo Costa Odds, Trends, Prop Bets, Stream and Start Time

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Romero vs Costa Date and Fight Info

UFC 241 - Middleweight Bout
Yoel Romero (13-3-0) vs Paulo Costa (12-0-0)
Date: Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019
Time: The prelims start at 6:30 p.m. EST, with the main card fights beginning at 10 p.m. EST.
Venue: Honda Center – Anaheim, California
Stream: ESPN+

Romero vs Costa Betting Info

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- Romero (-152)
- Costa (+126)

Romero vs Costa Betting Trends and Stats

- Undefeated in MMA, all 12 of Costa's wins have been finishes (11 KO/TKO, 1 submission).
- Eleven of Romero's 13 wins have been by KO/TKO. The other two were decisions.
- Costa's four UFC fights have only lasted a combined 21 minutes and 24 seconds. Romero's last fight alone lasted longer than that (a 25-minute loss by decision to Robert Whittaker).
- Romero has twice challenged Whittaker for the UFC Middleweight Championship, losing both fights by decision.
- At 42 years old, Romero is the oldest fighter competing at UFC 241.
- Costa needs one more fight to qualify for the all-time UFC leaderboard, but his 8.8 significant strikes landed per minute are on pace to be the most in UFC history. Romero averages 3.3 significant strikes landed per minute.
- Romero averages 2.8 significant strikes absorbed per minute, compared to 5.8 for Costa.

Romero vs Costa Prop Bets

All UFC 241 betting odds, lines and props are available at FanDuel Sportsbook.
- How Will the Fight End? KO/TKO (-250) — A combined 88 percent of Romero and Costa's wins have come by KO/TKO. Both carry elite knockout power and Costa's all-offense style (59 percent significant strike accuracy versus 50 percent defense) allows he and his opponents to combine to land more than 14 significant strikes per minute. Oddsmakers have this fight as a close one, and these numbers could point to a potential knockout, regardless of which of the two comes out on top.

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