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UFC: Michael Johnson’s Long Break Due to Domestic Violence Arrest

On Saturday, the UFC announced lightweight Michael Johnson (pictured) will end what will be an 11-month hiatus to battle Edson Barboza in Brazil on February 22. The first thing that came to mind for most fans was, where has Johnson been since beating Melvin Guillard back in March? Johnson was supposed to fight Josh Thomson on July 22 at UFC on FOX 12, but was pulled 11 days before...
Via 5thRound.com
29 days ago  |  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
29 days ago  |  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 Meets Michael Johnson in UFC’s Return to Brazil

On Sunday, a lightweight scrap between Edson Barboza and Michael Johnson was announced for the UFC’s February 22 event in Brazil. Barboza will be riding a two-fight winning streak into the tango. The Brazilian most recently posted a unanimous decision victory over Bobby Green in November. Johnson, meanwhile, is perfect through his past three outings. “The Menace” has been...
Via 5thRound.com
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

Bobby Green to retire after Edson Barboza fight at UFC Fight Night 57?

Bobby Green is currently ranked at No. 7 in the UFC’s Lightweight division, and with a win over Edson Barboza this weekend at UFC Fight Night 57, “King” could be looking at a No. 1 contender fight in early 2015. At the highest point of his MMA career, and with bigger opportunities on the horizon, Green may be calling it quits this Saturday after his co-main event bout. According...
Via Fight Hub TV
November 19, 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

Edson Barboza TKO’s Evan Dunham With Body Kick At UFC Fight Night 45

Edson Barboza showed off his deadly kicking skills again tonight, taking out a tough opponent in Evan Dunham with a body kick in the opening round at UFC Fight Night 45. Round One: An early exchange in close and Barboza unleashes a quick 1-2 combo. Plenty of movement from Dunham as he moves around the outside. Barboza unloads the first of what will no doubt be many leg kicks tonight...
Via Fight Of The Night
July 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Cerrone stuns Barboza with comeback submission victory

Donald Cerrone extends his win streak to three with an impressive submission victory against Edson Barboza. Mandatory Credit: ufc.com After three minutes of unrelenting punishment at the hands and feet of Edson Barboza, Donald Cerrone pulled a rear-naked choke out of the bag to submit the Brazilian at UFC on Fox 11. This fight started at a blistering pace with Barboza getting the...
Via The Sports Journal
April 19, 2014  |  Discuss
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