What is expected to be UFC 301 in Rio de Janeiro has had an interesting middleweight match-up added to its line-up.
That fight will see Brazil’s own Caio Borralho (15-1, 1NC) take on Scotland’s Paul Craig (17-7-1) at the event scheduled for May 4, 2024.
Caio Borralho sits on a 14-fight win streak and hasn’t suffered defeat inside the cage since his second professional fight. He arrived in the UFC in 2022 after winning a pair of fights on Dana White’s Contender Series the previous year.
He’s since put together five wins inside the octagon, with a Performance of the Night bonus for his submission of Michał Oleksiejczuk last April.
Paul Craig is 1-1 since dropping to middleweight last year. He’ll enter the fight with Borralho off a loss to Brendan Allen. Prior to that he finished Andre Muniz with elbows in Craig’s 185lb debut.
Craig is ranked at #12, and Borralho #15 in the UFC’s middleweight rankings.
UFC 301 on May 4, 2024 is likely to be the next even announced by the UFC. It currently has the following match-ups reported:
- Karolina Kowalkiewicz vs. Iasmin Lucindo
- Paul Craig vs. Caio Borralho
- Joaquim Silva vs. Drakkar Klose
- Alessandro Costa vs. Kevin Borjas