Paulo Borrachinha loses position in the middleweight rankings after defeat to Sean Strickland at UFC 302

With one victory in his last five fights, Borrachinha was overtaken by Imavov and fell from seventh to eighth place

Sean Strickland (dir.) reaches Paulo borrachinha (left) in UFC 302. Photo: Reproduction/Instagram

Former title challenger and once seen as one of the UFC's main Brazilian prospects, Paulo borrachinha The organization is experiencing a delicate moment. A defeat suffered against Sean Strickland, in the co-main fight of UFC 302, last Saturday (1), was the fourth in the last five appearances and cost the Minas Gerais native a position in the middleweight ranking (up to 83,9 kg).

Updating the rankings promoted by the organization this Tuesday (4), Paulo borrachinha was overtaken by the French Nassourdine Imavov and fell from seventh to eighth position.


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Paulo borrachinha He has suffered four defeats in the last five fights and has only won one victory in the last four years. Furthermore, the Brazilian does not have any victories over active athletes on the UFC roster.

Responsible for taking the Brazilian's seventh position, Nassourdine Imavov it could gain even more seats next week. The Frenchman faces Jared Cannonier, fourth in the rankings, in the main fight of UFC Lousville, an event that takes place next Saturday (8).


UFC middleweight rankings:

Champion- Dricus Du Plessis
1- Sean Strickland
2- Israel adesanya
3- Robert whittaker
4- Jared Cannonier
5- Marvin vettori
6- Brendan allen
7- Nassourdine Imavov (+1)
8- Paulo borrachinha (-1)
9- Jack hermansson
10 Khamzat Shimaev
11 Roman Dolidze
12 Caio Borralho
13 Michael Pereira
14 anthony hernandez
15 Chris Curtis

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