UFC Vegas 41 Results + Full Fight Video Highlights

Finally, after months of build-up, we were able to witness the Costa- Vettori rivalry. Big stakes, big fighters, and big shots, in short, the night delivered on all fronts, giving fight fans well worth their money. As such, let’s take a look at UFC Vegas 41 results and full fight video highlights of Paulo Costa vs Marvin Vettori. 

In a shocking turn of events, Paulo Costa turned up to fight week 30 pounds overweight. However, Vettori still accepted the challenge and for the fight to take place at 205 lbs. According to Vettori, Costa was deliberately bending the rules in order to gain an edge over his opponent. 

Even so, Vettori defied the odds and took the fight head-on to Costa. Surprisingly, The Italian Dream took a more stand-up approach rather than his traditional grappling and wrestling approach. In fact, Vettori scored only a single takedown and grappled very little in the whole fight. 

UFC Vegas 41 Results + Full Fight Video Highlights
Marvin Vettori of Italy punches Paulo Costa of Brazil in a light heavyweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on October 23, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Credits: Getty Images)

As a result, the whole fight was a massive slugfest for the ages. Sharp jabs, heavy punches, and thundering body kicks were generously scattered throughout the fight. Although Marvin took a serious beating, he dished out equal if not more punishment to Costa.

Unfortunately for Costa, his ruse and tricks were anticipated for and well adjusted to by Vettori. The Brazilian very knowingly gave off the impression that he was tiring, in order to catch Vettori off-guard. However, Vettori came very prepared for any mind games that Borrachinha might want to play.

Here, we also want to commend Vettori’s granite chin and unbreakable resolve, the man is a mountain. Throughout the fight, Vettori stood his ground and stood toe to toe with one of the world’s most fierce strikers. As such, we can’t help but respect him, and deservedly, the Italian won the fight. In summary, our prediction for UFC Vegas 41 came true: Marvin Vettori wins by Decision.  

UFC Vegas 41: Costa vs Vettori Results 

Paulo Costa of Brazil punches Marvin Vettori of Italy in a light heavyweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on October 23, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Credits: Getty Images)

Just like that, another UFC Fight Night Event comes to an end. However, a lot of people will be wanting to roll back the tape with this one. Before you see the best bits from the fight, let’s first summarise all the results from the night. 

(Preliminary Card) 

  • Middleweight Bout: Gregory Rodrigues def. Jun Yong Park by KO (punches) 
  • Lightweight Bout: Mason Jones def. David Onama by unanimous decision  
  • Women’s Strawweight Bout: Tabatha Ricci def. Maria Oliveira by unanimous decision
  • Middleweight Bout: Jamie Pickett def. Laureano Staropoli by unanimous decision 
  • Lightweight Bout: Jai Herbert def. Khama Worthy by TKO (punches) 
  • Flyweight Bout: Jeff Molina def. Daniel da Silva by TKO (punches) 
  • Women’s Strawweight Bout: Randa Markos def. Livia Souza by unanimous decision 
  • Bantamweight Bout: Jonathan Martinez def. Zviad Lazishvili by unanimous decision

(Main Card)

  • Light Heavyweight Bout: Marvin Vettori def. Paulo Costa by unanimous decision
  • Lightweight Bout: Grant Dawson vs Rick Glenn ruled a Majority Draw
  • Women’s Bantamweight Bout: Jessica-Rose Clark def. Joselyne Edwards unanimous decision
  • Featherweight Bout: Alex Caceres def. Seungwoo Choi by submission (rear-naked choke) 
  • Welterweight Bout: Francisco Trinaldo def. Dwight Grant by split decision
  • Light Heavyweight Bout: Nicolae Negumereanu def. Ike Villanueva by TKO (punches)

Watch UFC Vegas 41: Costa vs Vettori Full Fight Highlights


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Sami Haider

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Sami Haider is a UFC/boxing journalist who connects combat sports to pop culture. His deep passion for the UFC started in 2018, triggered by the UFC 229: Khabib vs. McGregor fight. He is a passionate writer who has a profound love for the sport and the skills that are used in it. Through his work, Sami aspires to connect combat sportsmen and their enthusiastic fans.


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