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EDSON BARBOZA RUMORS

Anthony Pettis’ injury opening doors for fellow contenders

Last week, an injury suffered by Anthony Pettis forced the former lightweight champ to withdraw from his upcoming fight against Myles Jury at UFC on Fox 16 on July 25th, and along with the recent injury to Khabib Nurmagomedov, the UFC’s deepest division has now temporarily lost two of it’s top contenders within the last two weeks. As a result of the division’s latest loss...
Via Sports-Glory
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Anthony Pettis Out; Edson Barboza Vs Myles Jury Now In At UFC On FOX 16

Former lightweight champion Anthony Pettis has suffered an elbow injury that has forced him to pull out of his upcoming fight with Myles Jury at UFC On FOX 16 on July 25th. The injury is serious enough that Pettis will now have to undergo surgery. At this stage there’s no word on how long he’ll be out for, but no doubt the injury-prone 28 year-old will be frustrated by having...
Via Fight Of The Night
14 days ago  |  Discuss

UFC injury bug bites again – Pettis out, Barboza in against Jury at UFC on FOX 16

2012 KO of the Year winner Edson Barboza is always just one strike away from $50K “Showtime” fans will have to wait a little longer to see Anthony Pettis (18-3) make his return to the cage. As reported by FOX Sports Live just moments ago, Pettis will not be able to fight Reebok poster boy Myles Jury (15-1) due to an elbow injury that will set the former champion back until later...
Via Fight Booth
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Michael Johnson Defeats Edson Barboza By Decision At UFC Fight Night 61

Michael Johnson continued to show his evolution as a fighter tonight at UFC Fight Night 61 with a high-tempo unanimous decision victory over Edson Barboza. Round One: Johnson with a right hand to start and Barboza responds with a body kick. Johnson pushing the pace with punches and Barboza throws a kick upstairs. Johnson in again and Barboza works to the body as his opponent targets...
Via Fight Of The Night
February 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Edson Barboza: A win over Michael Johnson should put me in the top five

UFC lightweight contender Edson Barboza has faced more than a few bumps in the road on his path towards becoming a legitimate top 10 fighter. Following a blazing start to his career, Barboza suffered a setback when he lost in a massive upset to former WEC champion Jamie Varner, who accepted a fight with the Brazilian on short notice following a long absence from the UFC.  Barboza...
Via Fox Sports
February 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Michael Johnson Returns To Fight Edson Barboza At UFC Fight Night 61

A lightweight encounter between Michael Johnson and Edson Barboza has been announced as the co-main event for UFC Fight Night 61 in Porto Alegre, Brazil on February 22nd. Johnson is currently riding a three-fight winning streak, defeating respected opponents like Joe Lauzon, Gleison Tibau and Melvin Guillard along the way to establish himself as a significant player in the lightweight...
Via Fight Of The Night
December 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Edson Barboza vs. Michael Johnson set as co-main event for UFC Fight Night in Brazil

Two of the top lightweights in the world will square off in the newly announced co-main event for UFC Fight Night on February 22 as Edson Barboza meets Michael Johnson in Brazil. UFC officials announced the new matchup on Sunday. Barboza (15-2) is fresh off his biggest career win after dispatching Bobby Green in his last fight, which put the Brazilian striker all the way up to No...
Via Fox Sports
December 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Edson Barboza batters Bobby Green for 15 minutes en route to decision win

AUSTIN - For the past few years Edson Barboza has been scratching and clawing to get into the top 10 of the lightweight division, but after beating up Bobby Green for three rounds on Saturday night it appears he has finally earned his slot. Barboza is one of the most dangerous strikers in the entire lightweight division, but Green got right in his face as soon as the fight started...
Via Fox Sports
November 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Edson Barboza Outstrikes Bobby Green To Decision Win At UFC Fight Night 57

Edson Barboza was able to outstrike Bobby Green over the course of three rounds tonight in the co-main event of UFC Fight Night 57. Round One: Barboza with a quick leg kick to start. He flicks up a front kick to the face that just misses. Barboza loads up on a big kick to the midsection, but Green then sweeps his other leg for the takedown. Barboza is right back up though. Green...
Via Fight Of The Night
November 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Edson Barboza Destroys Evan Dunham at UFC Fight Night 45 (Video Highlights)

If anyone in the UFC knows how to finish a fight, it’s lightweight Edson Barboza (pictured). While nothing may ever top his highlight reel spinning wheel kick KO on Terry Etim at UFC 142, that won’t stop Barboza from trying. The Brazilian’s latest devastating finish came Wednesday against Evan Dunham. Barboza once again called upon his vicious kicking game to put away an opponent...
Via 5thRound.com
July 17, 2014  |  Discuss
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