Paulo Borrachinha reveals 'Olympic help' for duel against Sean Strickland at UFC 302

Borrachinha had the help of former Olympic boxers Kelson Pinto and Edvaldo Bazola in preparation for this Saturday's fight (1)

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

Paulo borrachinha is a Brazilian highlight in UFC 302. Photo: Reproduction/Instagram

With less than a week left until the important duel against Sean Strickland, in the co-main fight of UFC 302, this Saturday (1), Paulo borrachinha revealed that he had received weight boosters from two former Olympic boxers in preparation for the event.

On 'Countdown' UFC 302, published on Ultimate's official YouTube channel, Borrachinha revealed that he had teamed up with Kelson Pinto, who represented Brazil at the Sydney Games in 2000, and Edvaldo 'Bazola' Gonzaga, the only Brazilian to win a fight at the Athens Games in 2004.


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“I met Kelson Pinto at UFC PI when I was training hard. He showed me how to be more efficient in my striking. Edvaldo Bazola is also a boxing coach, in the same vein as Kelson and was also an Olympic athlete. We are trying to mix the styles to get the best of each one. Strickland knows very well how to fight and having great boxing coaches by my side will help a lot, especially with him, who is basically a boxer fighting MMA. I have a good strategy to beat him. I'm a visceral fighter. The fight could end at any moment”, promised the Brazilian.

Former middleweight title challenger, Paulo borrachinha wait, with a victory over Sean Strickland, receive a new chance to fight for the title and mark his name in the organization's history.


“My ultimate goal is to mark my name in UFC history and that’s what I promise. I'm going to entertain everyone and always chase the belt, that's why I want to face Sean Strickland. One more victory and I’ll get there”, he concluded.

Paulo borrachinha e Sean Strickland face each other in the co-main event of the UFC 302, this Saturday (1), in Newark, New Jersey, in the United States. In the main fight of the event, Islam makhachev defends the lightweight belt (up to 70,3 kg) against Dustin poirier.

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