Past tormentor of Sean Strickland, Elizeu Capoeira analyzes duel between former champion and Paulo Borrachinha

Author of a brutal knockout over Strickland in 2018, Brazilian predicts a busy duel in the co-main fight of UFC 302

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Capoeira (photo) knocks out Strickland in spectacular fashion. Photo: Reproduction / Twitter / @ufc_brasil

This Saturday (1th), the UFC 302 presents, in the co-main fight, the long-awaited five-round duel between Sean Strickland e Paulo borrachinha. Old acquaintance of the former middleweight champion (up to 83,9 kg) and also present at the event, Elizeu Capoeira has high expectations for combat.

Responsible for brutally knocking out the former champion in May 2018, when the North American was still active at welterweight (up to 77,1 kg), Elizeu Capoeira analyzed the co-main fight of UFC 302 in an exclusive interview with SUPER FIGHTS, said he expected a busy duel, but avoided giving a guess as to who will win.

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“Honestly, I think it's going to be a very busy fight in which both men will want to fight. I believe he will stay in boxing. We know that Strickland has this much improved weapon. He has everything to finish before the five rounds. I have no opinion on who will win, but I'm Brazilian and I'm going to support Brazil, but I don't have a guess”, said the man from Paraná.

With Paulo borrachinha e Sean Strickland in the co-main fight, the UFC 302 takes place this Saturday (1), in Newark, New Jersey, in the United States and its main attraction is the fight for the lightweight belt (up to 70,3 kg) between Islam makhachev e Dustin poirier. Already Elizeu Capoeira is responsible for opening the main card of the event in a confrontation with the Jamaican Randy Brown, at welterweight (up to 77,1 kg).

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