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Hall vs. Costa, Branch vs. Santos targeted for UFC Atlantic City in April

Middleweights Uriah Hall, Paulo Costa, David Branch and Thiago Santos are expected to fight in Atlantic City.

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A quartet of middleweights were reportedly added to the upcoming Atlantic City card, as Combate announced Paulo Costa will take on Uriah Hall while Thiago Santos takes on David Branch.

Paulo Costa (11-0) will try to make it four in a row following three TKO wins since his UFC debut. The Brazilian prospect already defeated Garreth McLellan, Oluwale Bamgbose and, most recently, former welterweight champion Johny Hendricks, in November 2017.

Uriah Hall (13-8) was on a three-fight losing skid, with losses to the likes of Robert Whittaker, Derek Brunson and Gegard Mousasi, but he was able to earn a KO win over Krzysztof Jotko in his last outing, in September 2017.

Thiago Santos (17-5) wants to keep busy in 2018. On a four-fight winning streak, Santos TKO’d Anthony Smith last Saturday and hasn’t lost since September 2016, when he was submitted by Eric Spicely.

David Branch (21-4) is even so far in his second UFC stint, with a split decision win over Jotko and a submission-to-punches loss to Luke Rockhold in his last outing, in September 2017.

UFC Fight Night 128, in Atlantic City, NJ, goes down on April 21st.

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