Borrachinha offers to replace Chimaev after the Emirati pulls out of fight against Whittaker

Australian seeks new opponent for UFC Saudi Arabia main fight; event is scheduled for June 22nd

Paulo Borrachinha is the Brazilian representative at UFC 302. Photo: Reproduction/Twitter/@UFC

Paulo borrachinha is a Brazilian representative in the UFC. Photo: Reproduction/Twitter/@UFC

Keeping an eye on the development of the middleweight division (up to 83,9kg.) Paulo borrachinha He wasted no time and raised his arms to make himself available for the event that takes place in 10 days. After the company 'Full Violence' announced that Khamzat Shimaev is out of UFC Saudi Arabia against Robert whittaker, the Brazilian used social media to make noise.

“Whittaker x Chechen gourmet is out. Call me”, declared Borrachinha on his official account. X (old Twitter).


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Despite the attempt, the Brazilian was received with negative messages from his followers, who highlighted the sequence of defeats experienced by the athlete currently in the organization and reacted by stating that this is not the ideal time for a rematch against the Australian, who defeated him in February.

On his social networks, Whittaker published a video showing the best moments of his career and declared that he was willing to face anyone, anywhere. On the other hand, Chimaev and his team have not yet publicly commented on the matter so far.


Paulo borrachinha (dir.) in fight against Robert whittaker (left). Photo: Reproduction/Instagram

Protagonists of UFC Saudi Arabia, the athletes were expecting to measure up on June 22, in the first event held in the country. The expectation was that the winner would be able to gain the opportunity to become the next challenger for the category title.


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