After multiple weight changes, Marvin Vettori and Paulo Costa will throw down in a light heavyweight bout in the main event of UFC Fight Night 196 on Saturday. On media day Wednesday, Costa claimed that he weighed approximately 211 pounds and wasn’t going to be able to make the middleweight limit. According to Vettori, both teams negotiated multiple weights to tend to Costa and after agreeing to a 195-pound catchweight , the Brazilian wanted an even higher weight, prompting the UFC to make it a light heavyweight bout. Costa (13-1 MMA, 5-1 UFC) will forfeit 20 percent of his purse to Vettori (17-5-1 MMA, 7-3-1 UFC), who slammed him for his lack of professionalism. “I feel like it’s good for me to give an explanation to all the fans to what’s going on about the fight,” Vettori said. “So basically, I came in, ready to make weight, ready to make 185 (pounds) as always.
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