Top New England prospect Randy Costa signs with UFC and will be welcomed by Contender Series graduate Brandon “Killa B” Davis at UFC 236.
It took Randy Costa only 42 seconds to come out victorious in his latest bout with the Plymouth, Mass. based promotion Cage Titans. Many UFC fighters have called the Cage Titans cage a home, including names like Manny Bermudez, Joe Giannetti and Rob Font. Now Costa looks to add his name to the list.
First Reported by Nolan King of Flo Combat, Costa has signed on with the UFC, and accepted a fight against Brandon Davis at UFC 236. The fight is believed to be taking place at bantamweight.
Randy Costa (4-0) is a fan favorite of anyone who has been inside the building when his fights are happening. His performances are short lived fights and usually the most exciting of the night. In fact, Costa has never seen a second round in the cage professionally. It is somewhat unusual to see a fighter of only four professional fights to be signed so soon, but Costa has given Dana White nothing but a resume full of highlight reel finishes in such a short period of time. Costa has always had a personality of invincibility to him, which he has continuously backed up, or as he calls it, a “full send.”
Costa will be welcomed to the UFC by “Killa B” Brandon Davis (9-6-0), a featherweight who will be trying to reignite himself at a lower weight. Davis had a unanimous victory over Austin Arnett on DWTNCS but has since gone 1-3 in the UFC. Davis has stepped up on short notice most recently to fight hype train Zabit Magomedsharipov. Davis also fought Massachusetts native Kyle Bochniak in his backyard at UFC 220 in Boston, so it is clear “Killa B” is ready for anyone.
Costa has 4 KO victories inside the first round. Davis has four first round finishes of his own. It is clear that Davis has the advantage in the terms of performing on the big stage, and a very tough resume on his side. That being said Costa has continuously dominated every opponent put in front of him, ready to get in the cage, do his job and get out. It’s doubtful he’ll be looking to change much when it comes to the big stage of the UFC.
UFC 236 takes place April 13, 2019 at the State Farm Arena in Atlanta, GA. Max Holloway vs. Dustin Poirier 2, for the UFC interim lightweight title, headlines the card.