Paulo Costa Net Worth 2024: How rich is the former middleweight title challenger?

Paulo Costa is an emerging middleweight in the UFC. Let's take a look at his net worth.

Paulo Costa Net Worth 2024: How rich is the former middleweight title challenger?

Paulo Costa (Via UFC)

NamePaulo Costa
Net Worth$1 million
ResidenceBelo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Sources of wealthMMA and endorsements
Height6 ft
MMA record14-2-0
Last UpdatedFebruary 2024

Paulo Costa is one of the most dangerous fighters in the UFC’s middleweight division. Paulo Costa’s net worth is estimated to be around $1 million. The fighter is a former title contender. ‘Borrachinha’ from Brazil is looking for another shot at the title and dreams of becoming the undisputed middleweight champion. As such, we will take a look at the net worth of Paulo Costa.

Paulo Costa was born in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil on 21 April 1991. The fighter stands tall at a height of 6 ft. Costa walks around, weighing 185 pounds, and has fought in the middleweight division and light heavyweight division. The Brazilian has an exemplary physique for a fighter and is often complimented for that, along with his fighting.

Paulo Costa Net Worth 2024

Paulo Costa’s net worth is estimated to be around $1 million. There is no doubt that this number is bound to increase in the upcoming years, given that he is a top-ranked fighter and still has a lot of fight left in him.

Paulo Costa
Paulo Costa (Via UFC)

His biggest paycheck comes from his fight against the champion Israel Adesanya at the main event of UFC 253, where he lost via TKO. Costa also manages some businesses and has endorsement deals. His net worth will increase if he challenges for the title again.

Paulo Costa salary

Despite losing against Adesanya, Costa managed to take home a sum of $380,000. That is the biggest check he has received. In his first UFC fight, he earned $72,500.

Paulo Costa
Paulo Costa (Source: IMAGO)

At UFC 226, Costa took home $164,000 after winning against Uriah Hall. At UFC 241, he earned $274,00 after beating Yoel Romero. After losing against Adesanya at UFC 253, Costa took on Martin Vettori and took another loss. Yet, he made over $76,000 for this fight. Eventually, he got back to winning ways after he beat Luke Rockhold at UFC 278. The Brazilian made $130,000 for the win.

Paulo Costa Fighting Career

Paulo Costa started fighting professionally in his home country, Brazil, and accumulated a professional record of 8-0. All of them came via finishes. Costa was part of The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 3 and was in team Wanderlei Silva.

Paulo Costa net worth
Paulo Costa vs Marvin Vettori (Via IMAGO)

His debut in the UFC was against Garreth McLellan at UFC Fight Night 106. The Brazilian won the fight via TKO and took home a bonus check. Since his debut in 2017, Costa put up a stunning five-fight winning streak. In that winning streak, he beat the likes of Yoel Romero, Uriah Hall, and Johny Hendricks. Costa beat Hall via TKO in the second round of the fight. Costa then dismantled Romero and won the fight via unanimous decision.

He finally got his title shot in 2020 against Izzy, where he faced his first defeat in his professional career. The Brazilian’s next fight was against “The Italian Dream” Marvin Vettori. This fight became controversial because of the weight fiasco. He lost the bout via unanimous decision but redeemed himself in his next fight against former champion Luke Rockhold.

Paulo Costa brand deals and endorsements

Paulo Costa had previous endorsement deals with 500 Casino gambling sites and There is no information regarding the renewal of these deals.

Paulo Costa
Paulo Costa (Via UFC)

His outspoken demeanor and controversial figure may play a part in this. As such, he launched his Secret Juice merchandise. It has remained a favorite among the fight fans.

Paulo Costa personal life

Paulo Costa was born to Carlos Roberto and Maria Augusta. Costa comes from a humble background and has also worked as an IT teacher of Microsoft Word to support his parents. The middleweight fighter is currently in a relationship with Tamara Alves.

Paulo Costa girlfriend
Paulo Costa’s girlfriend (Via Instagram)

The couple met each other via a cousin in 2013. Their relationship has been going strong since then. Yet, last year, he sent fans into a frenzy after posting a photo with UFC flyweight Tracy Cortez. Cortez, in turn, was dating Brian Ortega but had a fallout. This led speculations to run rampant, but it looks like Costa is still with Alves. Several reports say that his girlfriend is an entrepreneur.


What is Paulo Costa’s net worth?

Paulo Costa’s net worth is estimated to be around $1 million.

Who is Paulo Costa dating?

Paulo Costa is dating Tamara Alves.

How old is Paulo Costa?

The Brazilian is 32 years old.

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