Derek Brunson calls out Paulo Costa following first career loss

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

In a social media post, UFC competitor Derek Brunson said that he would like to fight Paulo Costa next. On Saturday night, Costa suffered his first career loss when he was defeated by Israel Adesanya at the Flash Forum on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi.

The “Borrachinha” was defeated by TKO (Punches and Elbows) in the second round at UFC 253. This was the Brazilian’s first career loss in his eight-year career.

The overhead view of the octagon during the UFC 229 event
Overhead view of the octagon during the UFC 229 event. Who will step into the Octagon next with Khabib? (Photo by Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC)

“@BorrachinhaMMA tough break,” Brunson said on Twitter. “What you doing December 12? Let’s dance! Fisted hand @danawhite @Mickmaynard2 @AliAbdelaziz00”

The UFC has UFC 256 planned for December 12th. However, this event’s location has not been announced yet.

UFC would have to clear Costa in order for this fight to potentially happen. The 36-year-old Brunson has not fought since dispatching Edmen Shahbazyan at UFC Fight Night 173 in August.

Brunson has won his last three bouts. The Wilmington, North Carolina native has gone 21-7 in his MMA career.

He has knocked out twelve of his 21 opponents.

The 29-year-old Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil native has fallen to 13-1 in his career. Eleven of his 13 wins have come via knockout.

“I’ll make it very clear,” Brunson also said on Twitter. “I’ve made rookie mistakes that cost me big fights. I’m here to reach my max. I had all intentions of asking for the loser of the title fight. I need to win against a Top 3 to reach my goals. This time is now #RightingMyWrongsTour”

Brunson and Costa have not faced each other yet.

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