Paulo Costa vs. Luke Rockhold will now not happen at UFC 277.

Initially scheduled for the July 30 pay-per-view at T-Cellular Area, Costa now faces Rockhold on Aug. 20 at an occasion which doesn’t but have an introduced venue or location.

Two folks with information of the matchup lately knowledgeable MMA Junkie of the change, however requested to stay nameless because the promotion has but to make an official announcement. The Schmo was first to report the information.

Earlier this week, Rockhold (16-5 MMA, 6-4 UFC) hinted that his struggle with Costa could be moving dates. The previous UFC middleweight champion hasn’t competed since his knockout loss to Jan Blachowicz in July 2019.

The rationale for the struggle getting rescheduled is unknown. Nonetheless, Costa (13-2 MMA, 5-2 UFC) did struggle to hit the middleweight mark in his most up-to-date outing towards Marvin Vettori within the UFC Battle Evening 196 headliner in October 2021. He finally requested the struggle to happen at gentle heavyweight. The previous title challenger lost the back-and-forth battle by unanimous resolution.