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John McCarthy shares his prediction for Saturdays UFC 278 co-main event between Luke Rockhold and Paulo Costa: Im calling it by stoppage in the 3rd

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John McCarthy is sharing his prediction for Saturdays UFC 278 co-main event between Luke Rockhold and Paulo Costa.

UFC 278 occurs tomorrow at the Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Luke Rockhold (16-5 MMA) will enter the Octagon to fight Paulo Costa (13-2 MMA) in the middleweight bout.

Rockhold, 37, the former middleweight champion, have not fought in three years and contains not had a win in 5 years. His last victory came against David Branch (22-7 MMA) in September of 2017.

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Costa, 31, had a fantastic 13 wins in a row ahead of losing back-to-back fights against Marvin Vettori (18-5 MMA) and Israel Adesanya (23-1 MMA).

Big John McCarthy, 59, the former UFC referee and current co-host of the MMA and combat sports podcast Weighing In with Josh Thomson, recently discussed the Rockhold vs Costa fight.

Paulo Costa, Luke Rockhold

Speaking on an bout of the Weighing In podcast, McCarthy shared his prediction saying (h/t Sportskeeda):

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Technique-wise (Rockhold) is just as effective as him (Costa). The question with Luke Rockhold is, Is Luke in a position to have a shot anymore? Thats the true question, and thats the main one Im likely to have to gamble on and say, I believe Luke is. I believe Luke is back I really believe in his ground game, and I believe if Luke makes sense enough to have the fight to the bottom, use his kicks I believe that Luke Rockhold walks away with a win against Paulo Costa, Im calling it by stoppage in the 3rd.

McCarthy is betting on Rockhold for the W in the 3rd.

Can you trust Big Johns prediction? Or do you consider Costa will emerge the victor tomorrow night?

Share your ideas in the comment section PENN Nation!

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