Archive: Edson Barboza

Mar 10, 2014 11:58 am

Dos Anjos Hoping UFC on FOX 11 Win Over Khabib Enough To Earn Title Shot

“I hope that a win over [Nurmagomedov] gives me a chance for the title. I’ve been working hard for that and it will be six wins in a roll. A win over Khabib will be a big step forward. Khabilov is a thought opponent, but the fight against Khabib makes more sense for me… I’m...

Feb 20, 2014 4:17 pm

Danny Castillo vs Isaac Valllie-Flagg Set For UFC 172

  UFC lightweight and member of Team Alpha Male Danny Castillo will fight Isaac Vallie-Flagg at UFC 172, which takes place in Baltimore on April 26. The UFC announced the fight on Thursday. Castillo is looking to bounce back from his unanimous decision loss to Edson Barboza back in December. Before that loss Castillo had...

Feb 13, 2014 6:12 am

PHOTO | UFC on FOX 11 Poster – First Look

In a press release, UFC officials released the first promotional poster for the upcoming UFC on FOX 11 event. UFC on FOX 11 goes down on April 16, from Orlando, Florida.


Feb 10, 2014 6:33 am

Dos Anjos on Khabib: ‘I’m going to shut him up’

“I was preparing to fight, almost ready, with no injuries and my opponent hurt himself. But, in the end, I liked it because they gave an opponent with more expression. Khabib is undefeated. I believe that winning on him would be a bigger than one over Khabilov”. “I think that Khabilov has better wrestling than...

Feb 6, 2014 6:12 pm

Thiago Alves Returns After Two-Years For UFC on FOX 11 Bout Against Baczynski

If you thought the UFC’s welterweight division was jammed up with talent before, it just got better. After a lengthy layoff, former title challenger Thiago ‘Pitbull’ Alves, is set to finally make his return to action during the UFC’s April trip to Florida. UFC on FOX 11 goes down from the Amway Center in Orlando,...

Feb 3, 2014 6:08 pm

Cerrone vs. Barboza Set For UFC on FOX 11

The Ultimate Fighting Championship is stacking their UFC on FOX 11 event set to go down in Orlando, Florida, this April. The fight card already has Tate vs. Carmouche and Browne vs. Werdum booked, but now, as announced by UFC officials this afternoon, Donald Cerrone and Edson Barboza have agreed to fight in a lightweight...

Jan 21, 2014 9:43 am

Edson Barboza Calls Out Diaz, Miller, Cerrone – Wants Top Of The Division

There have always been fighters who have stayed relevant in their respected division without reaching the top. Those fighters have become somewhat of “gate keepers” to up and coming fighters in the weight class. And, of course, when in that position it is inevitable that someone is going to call you out. Take Michael Bisping...

Dec 14, 2013 7:53 pm

‘UFC on FOX 9′ $50K Bonus Winners: Barboza/Castillo, Faber and Johnson

Submission of the Night: Urijah Faber Faber’s striking was as crisp as it has ever been and he stayed on his toes which allowed him to counter most of Michael McDonald’s strikes. Faber stunned McDonald with a big right hand to the temple and dropped him after connecting with two more brutal shots. McDonald planted...

Dec 13, 2013 8:09 am

UFC On FOX 9 Betting Odds

The odds are out for tomorrow’s UFC on FOX 9 card in Sacramento, Calif., and there aren’t many surprises. The match between UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson and Joseph Benevidez odds are close to even, with Johnson being a -135 favorite, and Benevidez as a +115 underdog. The co-main event match up between Urijah Faber...

Dec 3, 2013 7:49 am

Frankie Edgar Reveals TUF 19 Coaching Staff

Former UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar, who coaches opposite former lightweight champion BJ Penn on The Ultimate Fighter Season 19 show, has revealed to Bloody Elbow who his coaches were this season. “I brought the guys I work with every day and believe in. I brought in Mark Henry, Ricardo Almeida, Renzo Gracie, Anderson Franca, and some...

Sep 19, 2013 11:06 am

UFC Adds Danny Castillo vs. Edson Barboza to UFC on FOX 9 Card

UFC on FOX 9 is shaping up to be a big night for the UFC’s lightweight division as the UFC announced that Danny Castillo (pictured) will be facing Edson Barboza.  Headlining the card will be a lightweight title fight between champion, Anthony Pettis, and Josh Thomson.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Preparing for its return...

May 3, 2013 9:52 am

UFC 162 Main Card Finalized, Tickets On Sale Next Week

  Get ready for fireworks fight fans. UFC 162 Silva vs Weidman takes place July 6th at the MGM Grand Garden in Las Vegas, Nevada and the main card is officially locked and ready to go. The event will be host to the UFC’s annual 4th of July Pay-Per View card, and as usual the...

Apr 13, 2013 12:18 pm

John Makdessi vs Edson Barboza Added to UFC 162

Independence Day weekend just got that much better. The already impressive UFC 162 fight card has just added a lightweight war between John Makdessi (11-2) and Edson Barboza (11-1). Barboza is coming off a first round submission win over Lucas Martins in January. This made for a triumphant return after a huge upset loss (first...

Jan 7, 2013 5:10 am

Barboza Coins Frankie Edgar As Real Champ And Mentor | UFC NEWS

“For me, it’s Frankie Edgar. He’s the champ, he’s been the champ for a long time, that’s a big difference. Now I know I have good training partners and good coaches. Frankie he won the last fight with Ben Henderson, he’s the best… I need to prove everything. I’ve been working for this fight, I’m...

Jan 2, 2013 5:57 pm

Salas Out, Barboza Now Introduces Undefeated Martins to UFC

Word broke earlier this evening that Edson Barboza (10-1 MMA, 4-1 UFC) will have a new opponent on January 19th. Justin Salas (10-4 MMA, 1-1 UFC), who was Barboza’s original opponent, has suffered an injury during training and will now be sidelined for the UFC on FX 7: Belfort vs. Bisping event at the end...

Jul 19, 2012 8:00 pm

Evan Dunham vs T.J. Grant slated for UFC 152 in Toronto | UFC News

By: Chris Taylor UFC officials announced today that lightweights Evan Dunham (13-2 MMA, 6-2 UFC) and T.J. Grant (18-5 MMA, 5-3 UFC) are set to throw down September 22nd at UFC 152 in Toronto. Dunham is riding a current two-fight win streak, earning impressive victories over Nik Lentz and Shamar Bailey. Dunham was expected to...

Jun 28, 2012 8:38 am

Etim Out, Varner In To Face Lauzon | UFC News

The injury bug hits another highly anticipated fight as Terry Etim (15-4) has been forced out of his upcoming bout with Joe Lauzon (21-7) on the UFC on FOX 4 card, which is scheduled to take place on August 4th at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. Replacing Etim will be Jamie Varner (20-6-1,...

May 29, 2012 3:57 pm

UFC 146: Dos Santos vs. Mir Salary Report | UFC NEWS

UFC 146 took place on May 26th at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. This was the first entire heavyweight main card and nearly every fight delivered excitement and a finish with nine finishes total on the incredible twelve fight card. Junior dos Santos successfully defended his belt in the main event....

May 14, 2012 7:34 am

Edson Barboza On Varner | "He’s got to bring it. This fight is going to be a war"

By Jamie McAllister Edson Barboza in an interview with TATAME. Barboza comments on his opponent being changed. “They changed my opponent but I am still focused. It doesn’t matter if he’s shorter, taller, a good wrestler or boxer. To me, what matters is doing a good job. I’m focused on my game and my stategy....

May 4, 2012 2:49 pm

The BJPENN.COM Best Of MMA 2012 (So Far) Awards!

By :Jonathan Kirschner Everybody likes awards. Whether it is best of the best or worst of the worst, it is always important to identify what one event stood above the rest. 2011 was a memorable year for many reasons. Dan Henderson and Shogun Rua easily had the best fight of the year with their five...