UFC 278: Costa vs Rockhold 08/20/2022 Fight Analysis, Spread and Best Forecast

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UFC 278 Costa vs Rockhold 08-20-2022 Fight Analysis Spread and Best Forecast

UFC 278: Costa vs Rockhold 08/20/2022 – The Ultimate Fighting Championship will go all the way to the Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City, Utah with a list of exciting fights. The main event will take place between Kamaru Usman and Leon Edwards. Both fighters will enter the ring to fight under the Welterweight Division. The co-main event will take place between Paulo Costa and Luke Rockhold as they clash in an exciting Middleweight bout. Bettors are already placing their best bets on their favorite fighters and fans can get to stream this fight online with UFC Fight Pass. The UFC picks today are intact for Paulo Costa to win this fight against Luke Rockhold. Costa has the stamina to make it past Rockhold in this battle.

UFC 278: Costa vs Rockhold 08/20/2022

When: Saturday, August 20, 10:00 PM ET
Where: Vivint Arena, Salt Lake City, Utah
TV: ESPN
Stream: UFC Fight Pass

UFC 278: Costa vs Rockhold 08/20/2022 Odds

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Fighter Odds Fighter Odds
Paulo Costa -380 Luke Rockhold +315

Main Card

Paulo Costa

Paulo Costa will enter the octagon with a record of 13-2-0. Costa is known as “The Eraser” in the ring and he has lost only two bouts in his entire career. Costa is great with his kicks but so is his opponent. Hence, he will still need more defensive skills to win. Costa has an orthodox fighting stance and he has some tactical advantage when it comes to body shots. Costa is also known for his rage and striking well on his target. With a couple of crucial shots, Costa should be able to win this battle.

Luke Rockhold

Luke Rockhold is not that easy to defeat and he will not give in with ease. Rockhold is holding a 16-5-0 record and he can take out top opponents. The biggest advantage for Rockhold is his five-inch reach. Rockhold is strong when mixing his hookups and he makes his opponent swing a couple of times before. However, Costa is a black belt in BJJ and Rockhold will need to watch his back in the octagon or turn to his Jiu-jitsu skills.

Costa vs Rockhold Betting Numbers

Costa
Rockhold
Record 13-2-0 16-5-0
Last Fight Loss Loss
Country Brazil USA
Height 6’1″ 6’3″
Weight (lbs) 185 185
Reach (in) 72 77
Win by KO/TKO 85% 38%
Win by Submission 8% 50%
Decisions 8% 13%
Strikes landed per minute 6.85 4.18
Striking accuracy 59% 48%
Striking absorbed per minute 7.02 2.43
Striking defense 48% 56%
Takedown average 0.21 0.67
Takedown accuracy 50% 30%
Takedown defense 80% 68%
Submission average 0.0 1.1

Costa vs Rockhold Betting Picks

Both fighters have great skills and they have the potential to knock out opponents. However, the best UFC picks tonight are leaning towards Paulo Costa to win this fight against Luke Rockhold.