UFC 278: Usman vs. Edwards 2
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Visibly exhausted following a wild opening round, former middleweight champion Luke Rockhold used every drop of blood and sweat to make it to the finish line against Paulo Costa on Saturday and nearly scored a dramatic stoppage victory during an outright insane final round.

In the end, the 37-year-old Rockhold (16-6) would call an official end to his career following a unanimous decision loss to Costa (14-2) via identical judges’ scores of 30-27. CBS Sports scored the fight 29-28 for Costa.

The loss halted a two-fight losing skid for Costa, the 31-year-old slugger from Brazil, which included a self-implosive failed bid for Israel Adesanya’s 185-pound title in 2020. But the story of the fight quickly became Rockhold who, despite putting his hands on his knees amid exhaustion midway through Round 2, showed tremendous heart in his first fight since 2019 as he suffered his third straight defeat.

UFC 278: Usman vs. Edwards 2

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