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UFC 278 ‘Embedded’ video preview (Ep. 2): You called Paulo Costa — and he came!

The upcoming UFC 278 pay-per-view (PPV) event is set to go down this Sat. night (Aug. 20, 2022) inside Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City, Utah, and while the “Embedded” cameras are focusing primarily on the welterweight main event title fight between current 170-pound kingpin Kamaru Usman and top 170-pound challenger Leon Edwards (rewatch Ep. 1 here) there is an important middleweight battle on the main card pitting former champion Luke Rockhold against hulking 185-pound bruiser Paulo Costa.

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BLOCKBUSTER WELTERWEIGHT SHOWDOWN! Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) returns to the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Sat., Sept. 10, 2022, with a must-watch updated Welterweight thriller that will see perennial fan favorite, Nate Diaz now battles former top-ranked Lightweight contender, Tony Ferguson, who will return to the 170-pound weight class for this last minute, upgraded assignment. Meanwhile, In UFC 279’s pay-per-view (PPV) co-main event, we now get the undefeated No. 3-ranked contender, Khamzat Chimaev, opposite Kevin ‘Trailblazer’ Holland.

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So what’s “The Eraser” doing in the “Beehive State?”

“He called for this fight, he will have it on Saturday night,” Costa told the “Embedded” cameras. “Salt Lake City, I came. You call me, I came. I have never arrived to fight week as light as I am now, with good lean muscle mass. I used to arrive weakened. This time, maybe Because of my methodology, the way I’ve been training, moving nonstop, helped me to lose weight.”

Hopefully we can avoid a repeat of this fiasco.

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To check out the latest and greatest UFC 278: “Usman vs. Edwards 2” news and notes be sure to hit up our comprehensive event archive right here. For the complete UFC 278 fight card and PPV lineup click here.

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