Paulo Borrachinha needs to deal with uncomfortable taboo before duel with Sean Strickland at UFC 302

Living in a delicate moment, the Brazilian does not have any victories over fighters who are currently under contract with the organization

Paulo Borrachinha was injured before facing Khamzat Chimaev at UFC 294. Photo: Reproduction/Instagram

Paulo borrachinha after fight in the UFC (Photo: Reproduction/Instagram)

No UFC 302, Paulo borrachinha he will once again have to deal with the uncomfortable retrospect of his time in Ultimate. Of all the athletes beaten by the Brazilian since his debut in 2017, none of them continue to play for the organization. Understand the delicate story.

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Paulo borrachinha arrived in the UFC in 2017 and subsequently beat Garreth McLellan, Oluwale Bangbose, John hendricks, Uriah Hall, all by knockout, and Yoel romero. The triumph over the Cuban was the former middleweight challenger's last over an athlete ranked in the organization.

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Afterwards, Borrachinha became an athlete who was rarely present in the octagon and suffered two consecutive defeats, to Israel adesanya, worth the middleweight and Marvin vettori. In August 2022, in UFC 278, Paulo scared the former champion Luke Rockhold in the unanimous decision of the judges. All the athletes defeated by the Brazilian since 2017 no longer have a contract with Ultimate.

No UFC 298, last February, Borrachinha was defeated by the former champion Robert whittaker in the judges' decision. Surprisingly, even with a negative recent record, Paulo managed a great duel against the recently dethroned Sean Strickland, who was dethroned against the South African Dricus Du Plessis.

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O UFC 302 takes place next Saturday (01), in Newark, New Jersey (USA). In the main fight, Islam makhachev will defend the lightweight belt (up to 70,3kg) for the third time against the veteran Dustin poirier.

 

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