UFC 302 video: Sean Strickland, Paulo Costa present respect whereas followers chant throughout press convention faceoff

by Christina S. Brown
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NEWARK, N.J. – Sean Strickland and Paulo Costa are two of the extra distinctive personalities within the middleweight division, so it was a scene when the middleweight contenders got here collectively forward of the UFC 302 co-main occasion.

After taking questions from reporters and entertaining the followers at Thursday’s pre-fight press convention, Strickland (28-6 MMA, 15-6 UFC) and Costa (14-3 MMA, 6-3 UFC) engaged in a faceoff, which was unsurprisingly awkward.

Strickland will try to rebound after shedding the 185-pound title to Dricus Du Plessis in January, whereas Costa tries to return to kind following a call defeat to Robert Whittaker in February.

Take a look at the video above to see the Strickland vs. Costa staredown from the UFC 302 pre-fight press convention.

UFC 302 takes place Saturday at Prudential Heart. The principle card airs on ESPN+ pay-per-view following prelims on ESPN2 and ESPN+.

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