Yas Island/Yas West, UAE.
On October 21st, the United Arab Emirates will host a huge UFC 294 event with the main event of Makhachev vs. Oliveira. Khamzat Chimaev and Paulo Costa will share the octagon in the co-main event. The fight will take place in the middleweight division. Chimaev is currently ranked fourth in the UFC's official middleweight rankings, while Costa is ranked sixth.Claim Your Welcome Bonus!
Khamzat Chimaev broke into the UFC in 2020 with solid wins and a hard-hitting, sometimes witty, sometimes offensive striking game. Before each of his fights, as the level of opposition increased, some experts and fans were sure that he would definitely be punished, but it never happened. Khamzat defeated everyone quickly and without any preamble. The only one who could stand up to him throughout the fight was the super top Gilbert Burns, who recently won the title.
Paulo Costa is also at the top of the rankings. He also won the title, but lately, things have not been going well for him - two losses in three previous fights. Costa did win his last bout, but his opponent was a tired 38-year-old Luke Rockhold, who loses far more often than he wins.
Well, Paolo Costa has a way with words. He always conflicted with each of his opponents. The same happens before the fight with Chimaev, to whom the Brazilian is not shy in expressing his thoughts.
Expert Betting Tips
No matter what anyone says, Paolo Costa is still a challenge to Chimaev, although we agree that Khamzat will still win. Moreover, he will win early.
The fight with Gilbert Burns was a good school for Chimaev. Against Costa, he will not be so thoughtless in his fists.
And the victory, and a bright victory, is essential - there will be a huge chance to get a fight for the belt. That's why predicting the confrontation scenario is easy - moving to the parterre and de-classing the opponent on the floor. With all the physical power of the Brazilian against Chimaev, he will look like a schoolboy.