Israel Adesanya analyzes and names favorite for duel between Paulo Borrachinha and Sean Strickland

Borrachinha's tormentor and victim of Strickland, Adesanya pointed out favoritism for the North American at UFC 302

I. Adesanya and P. Borrachinha faced each other in 2020 (Photo: Reproduction/Facebook @ufc)

This Saturday (2), Sean Strickland e Paulo borrachinha face each other in five rounds in the co-main fight of UFC 302. No one better than Israel adesanya, who has already shared the octagon with the two fighters, to analyze the duel and identify the favorite.

In a video published on his official YouTube channel, the former middleweight champion (up to 83,9 kg), who already defeated Borrachinha and was defeated by Strickland, analyzed the confrontation and pointed out what each party needs to do to come away with the victory.

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“It will be interesting. I think it will all be stand-up, kickboxing, boxing. Costa can take jabs all night. He's definitely going to get tired and Strickland is going to take advantage of that. For Costa to win, what does he need to do? He would have to be aggressive, use kicks to the body and also use the jab. Even if he doesn't land them all, it's important to exchange jabs with Strickland. Furthermore, grappling will tire him out too. Strickland has to do what he does, press and use jabs. I think front kicks will be a problem for Costa”, analyzed the Nigerian.

After pointing out the paths to victory for both fighters, Israel adesanya agreed with the favoritism of Sean Strickland, which, according to him, should hit Paulo borrachinha in a long fight.

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“I'm going with Strickland in this fight. I'll say that's enough for the judges' decision. He’s not going to knock him out,” he concluded.

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