Randy Costa
The Zohan

USA

Secures first UFC victory
FeatherweightUFC
October 18, 2019
Costa defeated Boston Salmon via TKO (punches) at 2:15 of Round 1 at UFC Fight Night on Friday in Boston.
ANALYSIS
Born in nearby Taunton, Massachusetts, Costa put on a show for his friends and family. Recognizing Salmon's striking defense was woefully inadequate, Costa, who has legitimate power, blasted his opponent with repeated unanswered right hands. In the few instances in which Salmon attempted to close the distance between the two, Costa immediately separated and got back to blasting his overmatched opponent. It was a strong rebound effort for Costa on the heels of his submission loss to Brandon Davis in his UFC debut in April.
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Will fight in Boston
FeatherweightUFC
August 13, 2019
Costa has been added to UFC Boston on October 12 and will face off against the appropriately-named Boston Salmon in a bantamweight matchup.
ANALYSIS
Costa is coming off a loss in his UFC debut to Brandon Davis via submission. He came out aggressive and swinging in Round 1 before Davis ultimately got him with a rear-naked choke in Round 2. It will be interesting to see if his strategy will be changed versus Salmon, who is also coming into the bout off a loss in his UFC debut. Costa will enter as the younger fighter with approximately a four-inch reach advantage.
Falls via submission in UFC debut
FeatherweightUFC
April 13, 2019
Costa lost to Brandon Davis via submission (rear-naked choke) at 1:12 of Round 2 at UFC 236 on Saturday in Atlanta.
ANALYSIS
Costa came out swinging for the fences in what was an entertaining affair. He almost certainly won Round 1 before a poorly executed double-leg takedown attempt gave Davis the opening to clamp on the RNC that ended the bout. Still just 24 years old, Costa showed more than enough in his debut to earn a second opportunity with the company.