Paulo Filho faces Hector Lombard at the May 13 Bellator event. The fight, previously reported by GRACIEMAG.com, was officially confirmed by the American organization and Paulão speaks of what he expects in the bout not worth the belt, despite Lombard being the current champion.
“Lombard is a really great athlete, top of the line, who trains at American Top Team, a great team. He’s a really strong guy who is good at takedowns, has a tight game and, if I’m not mistaken, is riding a 17-fight unbeaten streak. I’m happy to have this fight, with my head in the right place,” he says.
In preparing, the fighter relies on the guidance of his coaches Josuel Distak and Osvaldo Alves.
“I’m working out with Distak, who has been with me for a long time, and with Osvaldo. Osvaldo always has those positions that can make things easier and be a shortcut to the win. I’ll be in good shape for this fight,” he says in finishing.