Bomb! Dana White announces epic fight for Paulo Borrachinha at UFC 302; see opponent

Brazilian faces former middleweight champion Sean Strickland in five-round fight

Paulo Borrachinha is a Brazilian highlight at UFC 294. Photo: Reproduction/Instagram

Paulo borrachinha is a Brazilian highlight in UFC 294. Photo: Reproduction/Instagram

Bomb in MMA! Dana White announced the fight between Paulo borrachinha e Sean Strickland protocols for UFC 302, which takes place on June 1st. The news about the clash, which will have five rounds and will be the second most important of the event, was made by the organization's president during a press conference for the legendary 300th edition, held this Saturday (13).

Going through a delicate moment in his career, with three defeats in his last four fights, Borrachinha is looking to get back on track to winning ways and replace himself as one of the main contenders for the middleweight title.

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The Brazilian, who lost to Robert whittaker in its last presentation, it had 14 positive results and three negative results.

Strickland, in turn, is trying to recover after losing the belt to Dricus du Plessis No. UFC 276, in April this year. The American lost the middleweight belt via split decision, but has a record of 28 victories and six setbacks.

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The fight is confirmed as the second most important in the UFC 302, which will have Islam makhachev x Dustin poirier for the organization's lightweight belt (up to 70,3kg). Already Conor McGregor returns to action against Michael chandler in issue number 303, on June 29th.

Bomb in the UFC! Dana White announces epic fight for Paulo Borrachinha at UFC 302; see opponent

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