“Vettori is tough”, “Just Wild” – Francis Ngannou, Kayla Harrison and other pros react to Marvin Vettori vs Paulo Costa slugfest at UFC Vegas 41

Marvin Vettori earned a unanimous decision win over Paulo Costa in the main event of UFC Vegas 41.

Marvin Vettori and Paulo Costa

UFC Vegas 41 main event was a classic. The catchweight bout (205lbs) between Paulo Costa and Marvin Vettori saw the ‘Italian Dream’ survive some menacing head strikes, to emerge victorious via. unanimous decision. Vettori scored 48-46 on all three judges’ scorecards.

Twitter were left in awe on seeing the number of shots Vettori was able to take. The number 5 ranked UFC middleweight was met with a barrage of blows in the later rounds by a defiant Paulo Costa who exhibited unbelievable cardio this time around. Here are some of the Twitter reactions:

Marvin Vettori praised for his chin

Francis Ngannou acknowledged Vettori’s toughness: “Vettori is thought though. Great performance for both of them! #UFCVegas41.”

Derek Brunson chimed in as well, he wrote: “Stellar performance from Marvin . He shows up and fight ! #UFCVegas41.”


Costa caught everyone by surprise!

Former Judoka and current PFL queen Kayla Harrison: “Just wild.”

The loss saw Costa slump to two straight losses. He will be looking forward to getting back on track.

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