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Robert Whittaker vs. Paulo Costa to headline April 17 event

With UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya going up in weight to challenge Jan Blachowicz for the light heavyweight belt, there was much speculation as to what would happen with former champion and current top contender Robert Whittaker.

Whittaker, of course, lost his belt to Adesanya in 2019, but since has won two in a row against stiff competition.

Costa, on the other hand, is coming off a loss – the first and only loss of his professional career – to Adesanya at UFC 253.

Whittaker vs. Costa will be a five round main event of an April 17th event, whose name and venue has yet to be announced.