Originally posted on hov-mma  |  Last updated 5/26/12

Not so fast Edson Barboza. One of the hottest up and comers in the lightweight division just took a screeching halt. The reason? The hands of former WEC Champion Jamie "C-4" Varner.

Varner stayed patient eating a steady diet of Barboza's lethal leg kicks, and it payed off. A very smart game plan consisting of well timed take downs, and impressive combinations landing on the body and the head helped lay down the blueprint when fighting Barboza. One thing that Barboza never faced before in his young UFC career was someone with the lightning quick speed of Varner. Luckily for Varner he caught his opponent early while he still had his legs under him.

It was a monster right that dropped Barboza, followed by a barrage of hammerfists, forcing Steve Mazzagatti to step in and call a halt to the action. Varner earns his fourth win in a row, while Barboza drops the first of his career.

Final Result: Jamie Varner (20-6-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC) defeats Edson Barboza (10-1 MMA, 4-1 UFC) via TKO (punches) (Round 1, 3:23)

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