The Eraser is back! Paulo “The Eraser” Costa defeated Luke Rockhold at UFC 278 in Salt Lake City, Utah. In Saturday night’s co-main event fight in the middleweight division, Costa dominated the former middleweight champion for three rounds to earn a unanimous decision victory.
Monster Energy’s Costa (14-2) came to Utah looking to get back in the winner’s bracket after two consecutive losses against middleweight champion Israel Adesanya and Marvin Vettori. Costa’s opponent at UFC 278 was former middleweight champion Luke Rockhold (16-6) from Santa Cruz, California. At age 37, Rockhold wanted to make a comeback after the last time stepping in the Octagon in July 2019 when he lost to Jan Blachowicz at UFC 239.