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RANDY COSTA

AGE

24

RECORD

4-1-0

REACH

73”

HEIGHT

5’10"

WEIGHT

135LB

STANCE

SWITCH

CAMP

LAUZON MMA

HOMETOWN

TAUTON, MASSACHUSETTS, US

Fighter Highlights

RECENT FIGHTS

LAST FIGHT APRIL 2019 UFC 236 – VS BRANDON DAVIS

RESULT – LOST VIA 2nd RD SUBMISSION (REAR-NAKED CHOKE)

Analysis
Rd 1 – Both fighters are in the orthodox stances.  Davis slowly takes the center and opens the fight with a leg kick. Costa responds with a big right hand over the top and lands! Davis is hurt early! He fires a big right hand, just misses! Both fighters are swinging punches! Davis connects with a nasty knee to the body! He follows the attack with a clinch against the fence. Both fighters are very aggressive early. Davis is working for a takedown. Costa is displaying good wrestling defense. Davis separates. 1st min in, Costa slips the punch and lands a big right hook! He follows with a left head kick and lands! Davis absorbs the shots well. Costa is looking sharp on the feet!  Davis fires back with a one-two. A nice step in right hand lands for Davis! He moves in once again but eats a nasty right hook! Costa initiates the clinch. Davis reverses the clinch position and starts working for a takedown. Costa is trying to separate. Costa reverses and lands a big knee on the separation! A big uppercut to the body lands for Costa! Davis counters with a big right hand and lands! Both fighters are bursting a lot of energy early. Halfway in, Costa connects with a hook to the body. Davis counters with a hard right hook! Both fighters are exchanging punches in the center! Costa is walking Davis down. Costa fires an overhand right and lands! Davis takes the center and lands a right hand! This is a pure slugfest! They exchange leg kicks. Nice straight right lands for Davis. Costa has a hard time moving. There is something wrong with his foot. Costa explodes with a couple of jabs! He comes in guns blazing and lands a couple of hard punches! Davis is absorbing the shots well! Big head kick lands for Costa! He follows with a knee to the body! Costa is still fighting at a high pace. 1 min to go, Stiff jab hurts Costa! Davis pushes forward as Costa initiates the clinch against the fence. Big knee and and elbow lands for Davis on the separation! Davis is looking like a fresher fighter. Both fighters are missing with the combinations as the round ends. 10-9 Costa

Rd 2 – Costa opens the round with a jab. He immediately pressures forward and hurts Davis with a nasty right hand! Costa jumps al over him with the punches! Davis is in the survival mode as he initiates the clinch. Costa is controlling the clinch against the fence. Costa separates and lands a double jab. Davis explodes with a high kick! He follows with a couple of punches and lands! Costa dives for a takedown! 1st min in, Davis stops the takedown and takes the back of Costa! Costa is in trouble!!! Davis sets up the rear-naked choke!!! Costa taps out!!!

WATCH FIGHT

JANUARY 2019 CAGE TITANS FC 42 – VS ROB FULLER

RESULT – WON VIA 1st RD TKO (PUNCHES)

Analysis
Rd 1 – Both fighters are in the orthodox stances. Fuller takes the center. Costa opens the fight with a nice kick to the body. Costa starts exploding with the high kicks! Fuller is pressing forward and swinging with the punches! Both fighters are aggressive early!  Costa counters with a big right hook and lands! Fuller goes down but he immediately recovers! Costa initiates the clinch and slams Fuller down to the mat. Costa starts exploding with the hammer fists! Costa is dropping bombs on Fuller!!! Fuller is out!!!

WATCH FIGHT

NOVEMBER 2018 CAGE TITANS FC 41 – VS CHRIS THORNE

RESULT – WON VIA 1st RD KO (PUNCHES TO THE BODY)

Analysis

Rd 1 – Both fighters are in the orthodox stances. Costa immediately opens the fight with a head kick! Thorne dives for a single leg and starts working for a takedown. Costa is defending well. He pushes Thorne against the fence and separates Costa explodes with the kicks and punches! Big kicks are landing for Costa! Uppercut lands for Costa! Thorne is covering well but Costa continues to throw power punches! He clinches and lands a couple of hard uppercuts! 1st min in, Thorne separates. Costa is very aggressive! He follows with the punches over the top! Costa connects with a nasty body punch and Thorne goes down!!! Thorne is not able to continue!!! The referee stops the fight!!!

WATCH FIGHT

RECORD BREAKDOWN

5 MATCHES 4 WINS 1 LOSSES
KNOCKOUT 4 0
SUBMISSION 0 1
DECISION 1 0
DRAWS
NO CONTEST

 

FIGHTER THINGS TO NOTE

  • Costa is a young and aggressive standup fighter with a lot of power in his hands.
  • Costa is new to the MMA game. He has made his professional debut in June 2018.
  • He is an early finisher. All of his wins were first-round finishes.
  • Costa is a fast starter. He has a tendency to explode early with the head kicks as seen against Thorne and Fuller.
  • His timing on the counter punches was perfect against Fuller.
  • Costa is doing a good job of following his kicks with the volume strikes as seen against Thorne.
  • He is mixing his attacks high and low well by throwing great body-head combinations.
  • His wrestling skills are good as we saw against Fuller. Against Davis, he has defended a couple of takedown attempts.
  • Against Davis, Costa was using a lot of energy early, it surely cost him later in the second round.
  • Against Davis, Costa has displayed poor submission defense. He gave his back easily to Davis and didn’t even try to defend the submission.