Edson Barboza News

Jan 10, 2018 2:02 pm

Edson Barboza Admits to Falling into the Game of Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 219

At UFC 219, Edson Barboza had his impressive three-fight win streak stopped on the wrong end of a dominating performance by Khabib Nurmagomedov. It was Barboza’s biggest fight of his life and he came up short. Even though it was admittedly one of the most painful losses in his career, Barboza is ready to get...

Dec 30, 2017 9:09 pm

UFC 219 Results: Khabib Nurmagomedov batters Edson Barboza (Highlights)

A key lightweight scrap between top division contenders Edson Barboza and Khabib Nurmagomedov served as the co-main event of tonight’s UFC 219 fight card in Las Vegas. Round one begins and Barboza lands a nasty inside leg kick to start. He lands another. Khabib is applying a lot of pressure trying to prevent Edson from...

Dec 30, 2017 1:06 pm

Edson Barboza’s Wife Opens Up About Her Pre-Fight Experience

Whether you’re working in MMA media or just a fan, fights can be stressful. We always have our favorites and we all get invested. It’s easy to log on to Twitter and talk as much (or more) trash to ‘haters’ of the fighter we root for, spouting off encyclopedic facts or quality of opponents and...

Dec 30, 2017 9:01 am

Conor McGregor’s Coach Predicts the Main and Co-Main Events of UFC 219

The main and co-main event of UFC 219 are some of the best fights all year, with the match-ups that we’ve had in 2017, that’s high praise. Cris Cyborg defending her women’s UFC featherweight title against Holly Holm is arguably the biggest female fight of all-time. Meanwhile, Khabib Nurmagomedov makes his triumphant return to fight...

Dec 27, 2017 4:05 pm

VIDEO | Watch All of These Brutal Knee Knockouts of 2017

MMA: The Knees of 2017. 2:20 of brutal knee knockouts (by @Grabaka_Hitman) #YearoftheKnee pic.twitter.com/JsDB9BHzdd — Streetfight Bancho (@streetfitebanch) December 27, 2017 In just a couple of days, Khabib Nurmagomedov is scheduled to return against Edson Barboza at UFC 219. The last time we saw Barboza, he pulled off an incredible flying knee knockout over Beneil...

Dec 26, 2017 4:16 pm

PHOTO | Khabib Nurmagomedov appears to be in amazing shape ahead of UFC 219

It has been over one year since we have seen Khabib Nurmagomedov compete in the Octagon. The current number 2 UFC ranked lightweight last fought at UFC 205 against Michael Johnson winning with a kimura submission in the third round. Nurmagomedov was scheduled to fight Tony Ferguson for the interim UFC lightweight title at UFC...

Dec 22, 2017 6:40 pm

VIDEO | Check out a 12-Year Old Edson Barboza Working the Bag!

A 12 year old Edson Barboza working the bag #UFC219 pic.twitter.com/L5SYbrY3me — Honky Extraordinaire (@Mr_Honky) December 23, 2017 (click here if you can’t see video) Edson Barboza is one of the best strikers in all of MMA. He has arguably the fastest kicks across all divisions. No one can throw a kick quite as effortlessly as...

Dec 12, 2017 8:19 am

Edson Barboza believes it doesn’t matter if Conor McGregor returns to MMA

The fighting future of UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor is currently shrouded in mystery. There is a chance, of course, that he’ll return to MMA, where is career began, where fights with interim lightweight champion Tony Ferguson, lightweight contender Nate Diaz, welterweight champion Tyron Woodley, and welterweight legend Georges St-Pierre could await. He might also...

Oct 28, 2017 7:28 am

Edson Barboza Isn’t Worried About Khabib Not Showing Up for UFC 219

While we’ve been waiting along with Khabib Nurmagomedov on the sidelines for an announcement, we got our wish yesterday. A fight with Edson Barboza was made official to fight at UFC 219. This is a time for celebration, but fans and media can’t help but have painful flashbacks to the fights Nurmagomedov has had to...

Oct 27, 2017 1:22 pm

Khabib Nurmagomedov Will Fight Edson Barboza at UFC 219

It was on an episode of The MMA Hour earlier this month, that Edson Barboza confirmed that he was offered a fight with Khabib Nurmagomedov. The lightweight contender said he had not agreed or was even offered the fight, but there was clear some things were going on due to posts on Nurmagomedov and Barboza’s...

Oct 17, 2017 4:38 pm

Edson Barboza is Waiting on Khabib Nurmagomedov to Accept Their Fight

Tony Ferguson has finally moved on from unsuccessfully fighting Khabib Nurmagomedov, to winning an interim UFC lightweight title. The Russian menace he was supposed to fight against had to sit back and watch it all unfold. Now, it seems like the UFC is trying to move on as well. With fans wondering if Khabib would...

Jul 3, 2017 1:59 pm

Edson Barboza does not understand why the UFC does not strip belt from Conor McGregor

The #4 UFC ranked lightweight Edson Barboza is simply baffled that Conor McGregor is still the UFC lightweight champion. With McGregor set to fight Floyd Mayweather in a big money boxing fight on August 26, Barboza and the rest of the lightweight division contenders looking for a shot at the belt are stuck waiting around...

Jul 2, 2017 1:51 pm

Edson Barboza is down to fight Kevin Lee

Late last month, in the main event of the UFC’s exciting stop in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Kevin Lee scored an impressive – though somewhat controversial – first-round submission win over top-10 lightweight Michael Chiesa. This win set the 24-year-old Lee up for more big tests in the stacked UFC lightweight division, and post-fight, he made...

Jul 1, 2017 12:02 pm

Edson Barboza open to superfight with Jose Aldo at 145

UFC lightweight Edson Barboza is undoubtably one of the best strikers in the UFC’s lightweight division. In addition to 11 knockout wins in 19 professional fights, Barboza racked up a 25-3 professional kickboxing record, with 22 of those wins coming by way of knockout. Fresh off a KO win over Beneil Dariush at ‘UFC Fight...

May 11, 2017 2:28 pm

Edson Barboza eyeing fight with Khabib Nurmagomedov or Tony Ferguson

UFC lightweight Edson Barboza has been on a bit of a tear of the UFC’s lightweight division lately. After dropping a submission loss to Tony Ferguson in 2015, Barboza bounced back by picking up a unanimous decision win over Anthony Pettis at UFC 197 to return to the win column. Barboza built momentum on the...

Apr 13, 2017 1:21 pm

Edson Barboza rips Conor McGregor, calls for interim title fight

UFC lightweight veteran Edson Barboza has been on a bit of a tear recently. After being submitted by streaking contender Tony Ferguson in 2015, Barboza bounced back by rattling off three straight wins over top ranked opponents. To kick off 2016, Barboza stepped into the Octagon with former lightweight champion Anthony Pettis for a pivotal...

Mar 13, 2017 12:47 pm

VIDEO | Insane sound of Edson Barboza’s flying knee KO is just plain scary

You need to hear the sound of Edson Barboza Jr's knee knocking out Beneil Dariush at #UFCFortaleza.Andy Nesbitt has the incredible highlight. Posted by UFC on FOX on Saturday, March 11, 2017 On Saturday night, #5 UFC ranked lightweight Edson Barboza added another highlight reel knockout to his collection. Barboza met #9 ranked Beneil Dariush...

Mar 12, 2017 10:02 am

Pros react to Edson Barboza’s incredible flying knee KO of Beneil Dariush

Last night, the UFC touched down in sunny Fortaleza, Brazil, with UFC Fight Night 106. This card was an extremely stacked one as far as Fight Nights go. In the evening’s middleweight main event, we saw former welterweight contender Kelvin Gastelum maul former light heavyweight champion Vitor Belfort to a first-round TKO win. In the...

Mar 11, 2017 9:03 pm

UFC Fight Night 106 Results: Edson Barboza KO’s Beneil Dariush (Video)

A key lightweight tilt between Edson Barboza and Beneil Dariush took place during tonight’s UFC Fight Night 106 main card in Brazil. Round one begins and Dariush throws a high kick that is blocked. The fighters trade low kicks. Dariush with a left hand. Both men landing kicks early. Barboza moving well. He fires a...

Jan 14, 2017 12:26 pm

VIDEO | On This Day: Edson Barboza KOs Terry Etim

14 Ocak 2012 | #UFC142Edson Barboza, Terry Etim'i muhteşem bir tekme ile nakavt ediyor… pic.twitter.com/bdOKefcerL — UFC Türkiye (@ufc_turkey) August 24, 2016 On this day in MMA history five years ago, UFC lightweight Edson Barboza picked up arguably one of the greatest knockouts in MMA history as he starched Terry Etim with a wheel kick....

Dec 7, 2016 6:47 am

Edson Barboza thinks his leg kicks have scared off potential opponents

Edson Barboza, who currently holds the number-5 spot in the stacked UFC lightweight division, is known as one of the best leg-kickers in the game. In fact, he might just be the best leg-kicker in MMA outright. Time after time, the Brazilian has dazzled fans and bewildered his opponents by bludgeoning legs into useless stumps...

Jul 23, 2016 10:26 pm

VIDEO | Edson Barboza vs. Gilbert Melendez (highlights)

In the co-main event of ‘UFC on FOX 20’ Gilbert Melendez made his return to the Octagon against Edson Barboza. The fight was a thrilling one, with Barboza ultimately getting the win via unanimous decision, keeping his run at a title shot going! See the highlights above!

Jul 23, 2016 8:24 pm

VIDEO | Edson Barboza’s post-fight octagon interview

Edson Barboza utilized some nasty leg kicks to earn a unanimous decision victory over former Strikeforce title holder Gilbert Melendez at last night’s UFC on FOX 20 event in Chicago. The Brazilian striker has now won three of his last four octagon appearances, including decision victories over former champ Anthony Pettis and Paul Felder. Who...