Paulo Costa has a better chin and more weapons than Kelvin Gas, and he’s taller

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  1. GrayArea

    GrayArea Yellow Card Yellow Card

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    So why are people pretending that Izzy won’t be hit clean by the Natty Goat?

    Costa stood in the pocket with Romero and Was never in danger, meanwhile kelvin received CTE via 10 knockdowns vs Izzy

    KG is also weaker and one dimensional compared to Costa. Costa doesn’t just have hands, he throws heavy body kicks and knees that will punish Israel’s mid section.

    The Natty GOAT will knockout Izzy in round 1, believe it.
     
  2. legkicktko

    legkicktko Only the Strong Survive

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    There will be bloodshed. There will be broken bones. The cries of a nation will be heard in either direction for many moons to come.

    Brazil vs Africa for all the marbles my friend.
     
  3. NaughtyBoy

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    Costa doesn't have Kelvin's gas tank. He can be finished before the third round.
     
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    I don't know what's going to happen but it should be a great natural fight between two guys that show up ready to bang.
     
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    Agreed- almost rhetorical ( " almost" cause I respect gastelum game)
     
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    Should be a great competitive fight I think. Hopefully Costa cardio holds up, if it lasts that long.
     
  7. Ornife

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    Just imagine if Costa used steroids. He would be unstoppable.
     
  8. legkicktko

    legkicktko Only the Strong Survive

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    He should move to Russia and get on that heart medication
     
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    Medulla Omoplata Mayberry Comptroller

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    Costa may very well crush Israel but Kelvin's hand speed and combinations are on a different level that Paulo's.
     
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    Instead of naturally having lots of test he can naturally increase his red blood cells
     
  11. GrayArea

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    Yeah but I don’t think anyone picking Costa to win is expecting him to do it in rounds 3-5

    He really only has a 10 minute window to finish him, I just believe but he will get it done. But he is very likely screwed if round 3 starts.
     
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    He can always do that, for sure.
     
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    All true but it will be a must watch fight that could play out in different ways.
     
  14. legkicktko

    legkicktko Only the Strong Survive

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    Costa's gas tank has looked good over three rounds so far. I agree though, his biggest chances are early.

    I have been rewatching Costa and Israel fights and think this has the potential to be one of the greatest fights ever.

    You guys are batshit insane if you think it's not going to be better than Whittaker lunging like Todd Duffee with his eyes closed.
     
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  15. Iron Skin

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    No way he has a better chin than Gastelum, but he is a lot bigger.

     
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    Yes, I understand the point and my comment was referring to what Kelvin has a weapon that is actually better than Costa's.
    But, now that you mention that, Israel isn't precisely the type of guy that doesn't pull the trigger. He can also catch Costa inside those 10 minutes.
    So, is pretty save to say that it can go either way on those two rounds. We already saw how Israel can finish strong in championship rounds.
     
  17. OmegaRugal

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    I think Kelvin has better pure boxing and takedown threat.
    I am not sure about chin though ... Kelvin ate BOMBS ... hard to imagine nearly anyone lasting that long taking that much punishment.

    But I wouldn't be suprised if Costa can win. He is like Superman ... he can just go in tank your hits and KO you.
     
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    Costa is slower, probably has less cardio, and I don't know if he has a better chin.
     
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    yeah cuz meldonium gets you really jacked

     
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  20. TheLastStyleBender

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    I can't say Costa has no chance, but Uriah Hall had him hurt and he is like Israel Light
     
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