LAS VEGAS – Randy Costa beat Journey Newson with a first-round knockout Saturday on the preliminary card at UFC on ESPN+ 36 in Las Vegas.
Take a look inside the fight with Costa, who has all six of his career wins by first-round knockout.
Costa on the fight’s key moment
“It was an incredible feeling. I’m pretty over the moon. I worked so hard to get to this point. I can’t let this overtake me. I’m tunnel-visioned going into the next one. … I have a lot of potential. Everyone says I have so few fights and that’s true, but again I showed I belong. I’m here to stay.”
Don’t mess with the Zohan!
☘️ @RandyCosta135 with a MASSIVE head kick highlight!
— UFC (@ufc) September 19, 2020
Costa on the head kick winner
“They call me ‘The Zohan’ because I’m a diva with my hair and I throw a lot of head kicks. It’s cool to go out there and win by a foot uppercut. I won by foot uppercut tonight. I have a head-kick knockout on the local scene, but I definitely didn’t envision getting it at the highest level. Journey is a savage, an animal. I hope he’s OK. It’s a good night.”
Costa on what he wants next
“I’m going to take tonight and tomorrow to enjoy this win and soak it all in. I want to keep climbing. I want to show my worth to the UFC and show I belong in here. I want to start getting some very exciting fights. … We’ll see what happens. It doesn’t matter where I fight or when I fight. I want to fight at least once, but hopefully two more times in 2020.”
To hear more from Costa, check out the video of the full post-fight interview above.