Former champion points out Strickland's biggest advantage in the fight against Borrachinha and explains his opinion

Michael Bisping highlights the North American's greater energy, despite considering Paulo Costa's power; athletes face each other on June 1

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Sean Strickland faces Paulo borrachinha No. UFC 302 (Photo: Montage/SUPER FIGHTS)

Keeping an eye on scheduling the long-awaited duel between Sean Strickland x Paulo borrachinha, UFC 302, on June 1, Michael Bisping already has its verdict for a possible winner. A former training partner of 'Tarzan', the commentator highlighted the North American's boxing skills, despite demonstrating awareness that the Brazilian has great punching power.

“This is a crazy fight, right? Paulo Costa hits harder. I trained with Strickland, he has very good boxing, we know that, we saw that when he won Israel adesanya, the best performance of his career, almost submitted him in the first round, right? His style is behind the jab”, analyzed Bisping on his YouTube channel. YouTube.


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As he continued his speech, the former middleweight champion finally explained why he had more faith in the North American's victory.

“Paulo Costa will go up frequently. I think Paulo Costa hits harder, but I think Sean has an advantage with energy. Let's remember this is a five round fight. This is a significant advantage for Sean Strickland because he has an economical style. Paulo Costa uses everything he has, spinning kicks, high left kicks that are very fast and explosive, but require a lot of energy”, he concluded.

Sean Strickland after victory at UFC 293. Photo: Reproduction/Instagram

Sean Strickland after victory in UFC 293. Photo: Reproduction/Instagram

Looking to return to the path of victory, Borrachinha and Strickland face off in Newark (USA), in an event that will be headlined by Islam makhachev x Dustin poirier. Despite the duel being crucial in the middleweight division (up to 83,9kg), the athletes have no confirmation from Dana White about a possible title fight in case of victory.


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