Sorting out the chaos after 3 UFC cards in 3 days

Three days, 34 fights, and 68 human beings who sacrificed their bodies for the masses. I would compare it to a quasi-sort of Christmas for fight fans, though Hanukkah might be a more apt description since we had multiple joyous nights instead of one measly evening. It started out innocuously enough. Paige VanZant was met with the business end of Rose Namajunas’ fists, and though...
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December 15, 2015  |  Discuss

TUF 22 Finale Bonus Awards

Following last night’s TUF 22 Finale in Las Vegas the recipients of the evening’s $50,000 bonus awards were announced. Earning ‘Fight Of The Night’ honors was a potential Fight Of The Year contender between Tony Ferguson and Edson Barboza.  This was a tremendously exciting scrap from the start with Ferguson throwing caution to the wind […]
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December 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Ferguson, Edgar And Barboza Win Bonuses At TUF 22 Finale

Following “The Ultimate Fighter 22 Finale,” UFC president Dana White awarded Frankie Edgar and Edson Barboza each an additional $50,000 for their special performances on Friday. Tony Ferguson (pictured) double dipped by scoring two bonus checks. The TUF 22 Finale took place inside Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas, Nevada. Fight of the Night: Tony Ferguson vs. Edson...
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December 12, 2015  |  Discuss

TUF 22 Finale: Tony Ferguson Submits Edson Barboza (Video)

UFC lightweight Tony Ferguson (pictured) has won six straight fights. Make that seven. Ferguson posted an impressive second round submission victory over Edson Barboza Friday at UFC Fight Night 80. Ferguson found himself behind the eight ball early after getting deducted a point for kicking a grounded Barboza in the face in the opening round. However, he stuck to his gameplan by...
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December 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Tony Ferguson wins seventh-straight, calls for title shot

Tony Ferguson won his seventh-straight fight and shot himself to the head of the lightweight title contender's list with a submission win Friday over Edson Barboza after a furious two rounds of even action. In the first, Ferguson shot for repeated leglock attempts and had a point deducted for an illegal up-kick, while Barboza was downed during a leglock scramble.Once they resumed...
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December 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Tony Ferguson Taps Edson Barboza After Thrilling Fight At TUF 22 Finale

Tony Ferguson emerged victorious in a terrific scrap with Edson Barboza tonight at the TUF 22 Finale, with both men getting into a series of thrilling exchanges on the feet before Ferguson finally found the finish via a d’arce choke submission. Round One: Ferguson lands a left hand straight away. Barboza returning fire with good […]
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December 12, 2015  |  Discuss

TUF 22 Finale Weigh-In Results And Video

The TUF 22 Finale weigh-ins results have now taken place and you can see what all fighters tipped the scales at below. — Main Card: Frankie Edgar (145.5) vs. Chad Mendes (146) Ryan Hall (155) vs. Artem Lobov (155) Edson Barboza (155.5) vs. Tony Ferguson (156) Evan Dunham (156) vs. Joe Lauzon (155.5) Tatsuya Kawajiri […]
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December 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Khabib Nurmagomedov Suffers Another Injury

The injury bug has hit Khabib Nurmagomedov again. This time he suffered a rib injury while preparing for his upcoming bout at “The Ultimate Fighter 22 Finale” card on December 22. The injury will pull him off of the card and Edson Barboza will now replace him on the card and face off against Tony Ferguson. Nurmagomedov hasn’t been seen in the cage since 2014 where he beat up...
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November 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Edson Barboza Steps In To Face Tony Ferguson At TUF 22 Finale

As expected, Edson Barboza (pictured) has agreed to replace injured Khabib Nurmagomedov to meet Tony Ferguson at “The Ultimate Fighter 22 Finale.”The new matchup is expected to co-headline the December 11 event in Las Vegas.Ferguson is one of the hottest fighters in the UFC’s deepest division having rattled off seven straight victories. “El Cucuy” is fresh off July’s...
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October 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Eddie Alvarez and Edson Barboza gunning for fight with Anthony Pettis

Two top-10 lightweights are both gunning for a matchup with former champion Anthony Pettis, but as of yet the UFC hasn't decided on who will land the prized fight. According to a report via UFC Tonight, No. 4-ranked fighter Eddie Alvarez and No. 7-ranked Edson Barboza are both clamoring for a fight with Pettis later this year. Alvarez last competed in June when he won a close decision...
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August 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Edson Barboza: 'On my best night, I can beat anybody in the division'

When Edson Barboza stepped into the Octagon with Paul Felder a few weeks ago in Chicago, he did so with one purpose -- erase the memory of his last fight and remind the world just how good he can be on his best night. Barboza traveled to Brazil for his previous matchup and lost a unanimous decision to Michael Johnson, which halted his two-fight win streak and put him back on the...
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August 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Rafael Dos Anjos, Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone To Fight For UFC Lightweight Title Dec. 19

Wednesday saw the announcement of the UFC’s return to the Amway Center in Orlando, Fla., on Dec. 19. The FOX-televised card has a main event, as UFC lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos defends his crown for the first time in a rematch against Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone. The two 155-pound stars first met in August of 2013, dos Anjos winning a three-round unanimous decision. Since...
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August 13, 2015  |  Discuss

UFC On FOX 16 Bonus Awards

Following last night’s UFC On FOX 16 event in Chicago the recipients of the evenings $50,000 fighter bonus awards were announced. Earning ‘Fight Of The Night’ honors on this occasion was the cracking main card striking contest between Edson Barboza and Paul Felder, with both men engaging in a hard hitting, technical striking battle for three rounds punctuated by spinning attacks...
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July 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Dillashaw, Barboza, Lawlor and Felder Win Bonuses At UFC on FOX 16

Following “UFC on FOX: Dillashaw vs. Barao II,” UFC president Dana White awarded Edson Barboza (pictured), T.J. Dillashaw and Tom Lawlor and Paul Felder each an additional $50,000 for their special performances on Saturday. UFC on FOX 16 took place Saturday inside United Center in Chicago, Illinois. Fight of the Night: Edson Barboza vs. Paul Felder ($50,000/each) Performances...
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July 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Ouch! Paul Felder absorbs low blow from one of the hardest kickers in UFC

UFC lightweight Paul Felder not only lost his three-round war against Edson Barboza, he may have also lost his abiity to have children after absorbing a low blow from one of the deadliest strikers in the UFC. Midway through the first round of their UFC on FOX Fight Night main card bout from Chicago, Barboza unleashed one of his vicious spinning-heal kicks that was intended for Felder...
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July 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Edson Barboza wins close striking war with Paul Felder

For three straight rounds, Edson Barboza and Paul Felder both resembled coiled King Cobras -- ready to spring into lethal attacks. After fifteen minutes of back-and-forth striking on the feet, Barboza emerged with the unanimous decision victory. Scores were 29-28, all around, for Barboza. "I train with the best team in the world. Thank God for another victory. I trained so hard...
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July 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Edson Barboza Defeats Paul Felder By Unanimous Decision At UFC On FOX 16

In an entertaining striking battle at UFC On FOX 16 tonight Edson Barboza claimed a unanimous decision victory over Paul Felder. Round One: Both men swing and miss with punches to start. Felder lands a punch and misses with a leg kick. They start to move around each other at range, settling into the contest. Barboza with a leg kick. Body punch for Felder. Hard body kick for...
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July 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Paul Felder takes crushing nutshot from Edson Barboza (Video)

Edson Barboza gave Paul Felder one of the most painful looking cup checks we have ever seen. During the first round of their fight at “UFC Fight Night” Saturday in Chicago, Barboza nailed Felder with a spinning back kick. The only problem was his foot landed much lower than intended, and it caught Felder right...Read More
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July 25, 2015  |  Discuss

UFC On FOX 16 Embedded Episode 2

The second episode of UFC On FOX 16 embedded features more from TJ Dillashaw, Renan Barao, Jessica Eye Miesha Tate and Edson Barboza as they start to pack up and head to Chicago ahead of Saturday night’s show. —
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July 24, 2015  |  Discuss

UFC On FOX 16 Fight Card

The UFC has one final card up it’s sleeve to cap off a hectic July schedule, and it comes in the shape of UFC On FOX 16 which takes place this Saturday night in Chicago. An eagerly awaited bantamweight title rematch between current champion TJ Dillashaw and former divisional kingpin Renan Barao headlines the show, 14 months after Dillashaw produced an ‘Upset Of The Year’ TKO...
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July 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Myles Jury Injured, Edson Barboza Now Fights Paul Felder at UFC on FOX 16

The game of musical lightweight chairs continues. It went from Anthony Pettis vs. Myles Jury (pictured), to Jury vs. Edson Barboza, and now fans will have to settle for Paul Felder vs. Barboza at UFC on FOX 16.The UFC announced the latest switcheroo Tuesday via Twitter.No word on what injury forced Jury out of the shootout.The July 25 event goes down inside United Center in Chicago...
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June 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Myles Jury out; Paul Felder faces Edson Barboza at FOX UFC Fight Night in Chicago

Myles Jury has been forced out of his upcoming bout at FOX UFC Fight Night in Chicago so Paul Felder will step in to replace him against Edson Barboza on the upcoming card set for July 25. Sources close to the contest informed FOX Sports of the news with UFC officials confirming the move on Tuesday. Details about Jury's exit from the card were not available, but he was no longer...
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June 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Michael Johnson Battles Beneil Dariush At UFC Fight Night: Nashville

On Friday, a lightweight showdown between Michael Johnson (pictured) and Beneil Dariush was announced for UFC Fight Night: Nashville.The August 8 event goes down inside Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee.Johnson will be riding a four-fight winning streak into the tango. “The Menace” most recently posted a unanimous decision over Edson Barboza in February.Dariush is also...
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June 05, 2015  |  Discuss

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...
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May 11, 2015  |  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...
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May 08, 2015  |  Discuss
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