Caio Borralho opens the door to face Paulo Borrachinha at UFC São Paulo

Brazilian says he prioritizes facing foreign fighters, but says he could lead a rivalry with his compatriot

Caio Borralho

Caio Borralho He is a Brazilian standout in the UFC middleweight division. Photo: Reproduction/Instagram

Caio Borralho shook the national scene by projecting a possible fight against his compatriot Paulo borrachinha. Despite admitting his preference for international fights, the Maranhão native was open to the idea of ​​facing his rival from Minas Gerais, especially on a fight card. UFC in São Paulo, which is speculated to take place in the second half of the 2024 season.

With the expectation of an organization event in the capital of São Paulo between October and November this year, Borralho, in an interview with 'Sexto Round', outlined an ideal itinerary for the confrontation.


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“It’s not a fight I want. I prefer to fight someone who isn't Brazilian, but I said that I thought I had to make my name grow a little more, and that Borrachinha and I could do a fight style Anderson Silva x Vitor belfort to move the national MMA scene forward. Being the main fight, in São Paulo. If the UFC comes to me with this fight, I'll sign it immediately. I think it’s a fight that could make sense”, declared the athlete.

Currently at different times in the organization, Borralho is on the rise, boasting a record of 16 victories in his career in the MMA, in addition to a defeat and an unsuccessful fight.


Borrachinha, in turn, is going through a turbulent phase, accumulating two consecutive setbacks and suffering four defeats in his last five fights. The fighter now has a record of 14 positive results and four negative results.

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