Undefeated Brazilian Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) up-and-comer, Paulo Borrachinha, looked to keep his perfect record intact tonight (Sat., June 3, 2017) when he collided with Oluwale Bamgbose on UFC 212’s pay-per-view (PPV) main card from inside Jeunesse Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Mission accomplished, but he had to weather an early, aggressive storm from Bamgbose to ultimately score a technical knockout win in the second round.
Both men walked into the cage looking like absolute monsters. Bamgbose got the action started with a nice hard shot, but Paulo didn’t even flinch. Bamgbose continued with his unorthodox attacks, setting up a takedown along the fence; however, Paulo was able to rip him off his back and clip him with a glancing head kick on the break. Bamgbose continued to keep the pressure, nailing the Brazilian with hard kicks and punches, but again, Paulo kept walking right through everything. Paulo began to grow impatient, stalking Bamgbose and drilling him with tremendous body shots along the fence. Bamgbose fired back, but Paulo was landing terrifying, powerful strikes. Paulo got him in a Muay Thai clinch along the fence and landed a knee to the forehead as Bamgbose broke free and tried to escape the assault. He was able to survive the round, but he was clearly winded and, most likely, wounded.
Bamgbose came out with chopping overhands to start round two, which he followed up with a few combinations to the body. He attempted a kick to the ribs, but, in doing so, he fell on his back. Paulo immediately jumped on top and started to unload vicious ground-and-pound. Bamgbose attempted to defend, but he just had nothing left in the tank to get back to his feet or in an advantageous position. Indeed, Paulo kept pounding until the referee pulled him off.
Wow … that was violent. And another very impressive (and brutal) performance for hulking The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) “Brazil” prospect.