Check out the official scorecard from the UFC Vegas 41 main event between Marvin Vettori and Paulo Costa after Saturday’s event at UFC APEX in Las Vegas.
After five rounds, Vettori captured the unanimous decision with scores of 48-48 to bounce back after his failed bid for champ Israel Adesanya’s belt. The fight took place in the light heavyweight division after Costa was unable to make middleweight or a 195-pound catchweight.
Here is the official scorecard, courtesy of the UFC.
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The 46-point total for Costa reflected a point deduction in Round 2 after the Brazilian landed an illegal eye poke.
In another unusual display of unanimity, all three judges – veteran Nevada officials Junichiro Kamijo, Derek Cleary and Sal D’Amato – handed in the same scores every round, awarding Vettori Rounds 1, 3 and 4. Costa, meanwhile, took Round 2 (before the point deduction evened the score at 9-9) and Round 5.
Costa suffered his second straight loss after a failed bid for the Adesanya’s title at UFC 253.