Sherdog.com is reporting that WEC middleweight champion Paulo Filho has joined Team Link.
Paulo Filho was originally a member of Brazilian Top Team training with the likes of the Nogueira brothers, Murilo Bustamante, Mario Sperry, and Roan Carneiro. Filho is now joining UFC heavyweight contender Gabriel Gonzaga at Team Link in Ludlow, Mass.
“Now I am part of the team of my friend Marco Alvan, which is also where Gabriel ‘Napão’ trains,” Filho said. “I was there to give seminars and liked the structure a lot. I felt a great affinity with them … and now I am Team Link. I fight for Team Link from now on.”
“The trainers are extremely good,” he said. “The athletes there are cardio machines. The academy is giant, has boxing bags, has an Octagon, has a ring and has everything there. And the city is very calm, is very good for training because it does not have anything distracting. A lot of green, some very clean lakes and even a hydroponic market—those foods without agrotoxics. It’s a very good city for an athlete to live.”
According to the article, Filho’s next WEC appearance will come Dec. 12 in a non-title bout against a to-be-named opponent.