Randy Costa entered his Octagon debut at UFC 236 with just four previous professional bouts to his credit. Although he lost the fight to Brandon Davis, Costa learned a lot about himself and what it takes to win in the promotion.
Some sixth months later, Costa will make his second Octagon appearance at UFC on ESPN 6 in his hometown of Boston on Friday night. To get a home fight in the UFC will be surreal for him.
“There really aren’t any words. It’s going to be f—-ing insane,” Costa said to Sherdog.com. “Fighting in Atlanta was cool but fighting in the iconic TD Garden in front of my family, friends, pretty much everyone I know. It is going to be outrageous.”
His opponent will be Boston Salmon, who like Costa also lost his UFC debut. Although both fighters have fan-friendly styles, it was not a matchup Costa wanted.
“I wouldn’t say it is an opponent I wanted. I know Boston a lot, we are friends, but the fans are in for a treat,” he said. “If there is a style I had to fight, it would be Boston’s.”
Randy Costa is just looking forward to making the walk to the Octagon on Friday, when he expects to put on a show.
“What matters is what is going to happen on that night. His last fight is irrelevant, my last fight is irrelevant,” he explained. “If you look at our track records, we put on a very entertaining style, regardless of who our opponents are so it is going to be a great night. I have some pop behind my punches so let’s put on a f—-ing show.”