Last to weigh in, Borrachinha causes concern, but confirms fight against Strickland at UFC 302

Brazilian causes moments of tension moments before giving official weight; Makhachev and Poirier make title fight official

Paulo borrachinha weighing for the UFC 302. Photo: Reproduction/Instagram

Featured in UFC 302, which takes place this Saturday (1), in Newark (USA), Paulo borrachinha had tense moments at the official weigh-in for the event. At the time of the measurements, which took place this Friday (31), the Minas Gerais native was the last, among the 24 athletes scheduled for the show, to step on the scale. Despite the apprehension, the Minas Gerais native had no problems reaching the average weight limit (up to 83,9kg).

In his second challenge of the season, Borrachinha scored 83,9kg. Rival of the miner, Sean Strickland He was one of the first to check his weight, marking the same 83,9kg. of the Brazilian.

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The main fight of UFC 302 was also confirmed. Lightweight champion (up to 70,3kg.), Islam makhachev weighed the same 70,3kg. of the challenger Dustin poirier.

Another highlight of the event, Jailton Malhadinho It wasn't scary either. The Bahian weighed 109,3kg, compared to 120,2kg. of the opponent Alexander Romanov.

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The only one to fail the weight cut was flyweight (up to 56,7kg.) André Mascote. Brazilian promise in MMA, the fighter exceeded the category limit by around 1,8kg. Tupiniquim, however, will be kept in the confrontation against Mitch Raposo, who will receive 30% of the Bahian's scholarship.

Check out the athletes' weights for UFC 302

MAIN CARD (23 p.m. Brasília time)

Light weight (up to 70,3 kg): Islam makhachev (70,3kg.) x Dustin poirier (70,3kg.) – fight for the belt

Average weight (up to 83,9 kg): Sean Strickland (83,9kg.) x Paulo borrachinha (83,9kg.)

Average weight (up to 83,9 kg): Kevin holland (83,9kg.) x Michal Oleksiejczuk (83,9kg.)

Heavy weight (up to 120,2 kg): Jailton Malhadinho (109,3kg.) x Alexander Romanov (120,2kg.)

Welterweight (up to 77,1 kg): Randy Brown (77,1kg.) x Elizeu Capoeira (77,1kg.)

PRELIMINARY CARD (19 p.m. Brasília time)

Average weight (up to 83,9 kg): Cesar Almeida (83,9kg.) x Roman Kopylov (83,9kg.)

Light weight (up to 70,3 kg): Grant dawson (70,3kg.) x Joe Solecki (70,3kg.)

Welterweight (up to 77,1 kg): Phil Rowe (77,5kg.) x Jake matthews (77,1kg.)

Welterweight (up to 77,1 kg): Niko Price (77,1kg.) x alex morono (77,1kg.)

Welterweight (up to 77,1 kg): Mickey gall (77,1kg.) x Bassil Hafez (77,1kg.)

Bantam weight (up to 61,2 kg): Ailin Perez (61,2kg.) x Joselyne Edwards (61,6kg.)

Flyweight (up to 56,7 kg): Mitch Raposo (56,6kg.) x Andre Lima (58,9kg.)*

*Exceeded the category limit by 1,8kg.; Brazilian was fined 30% of the purse and will continue in the event;

** For fights without a title fight, athletes have one pound (454g) of tolerance over the official weights of the respective categories. 

Poatan is defended by former champion amid persecution suffered in the UFC

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