Edson Barboza News
Giga Chikadze expects to finish Edson Barboza in "spectacular fashion" and become backup fighter for UFC 266 title fight
Cole Shelton - August 23, 2021
Edson Barboza vs. Giga Chikadze set to headline Fight Night card in August
Cole Shelton - July 5, 2021
Shane Burgos describes what Edson Barboza KO at UFC 262 felt like: "It was like somebody turning the volume down on the power button on my legs"
Adam D Martin - May 26, 2021
Edson Barboza still "not sure what happened" to Shane Burgos, wants main event against top-five opponent
Cole Shelton - May 19, 2021
Shane Burgos provides update following scary TKO loss to Edson Barboza at UFC 262
Adam D Martin - May 16, 2021
Pros react after Edson Barboza TKO's Shane Burgos at UFC 262
Chris Taylor - May 15, 2021
A highly anticipated featherweight bout between Edson Barboza and Shane Burgos took place on the main card of tonight’s UFC 262 event. Barboza (22-9 MMA) had entered tonight’s bout looking to build off his impressive decision win over Makwan Amrikhani from back in October. That win had snapped a three-fight losing streak for the Brazilian, as Edson had previously found himself on the wrong end of split decision rulings in fights with Dan Ige and Paul Felder.
UFC 262 Results: Edson Barboza stops Shane Burgos in Round 3 (Video)
Chris Taylor - May 15, 2021
A highly anticipated featherweight bout between Edson Barboza and Shane Burgos takes place on the main card of tonight’s UFC 262 event. Barboza (21-9 MMA) will enter tonight’s bout looking to build off his impressive decision win over Makwan Amrikhani from back in October. That win had snapped a three-fight losing streak for the Brazilian, as Edson had previously found himself on the wrong end of split decision rulings in fights with Dan Ige and Paul Felder.
Edson Barboza "very happy" with new UFC contract, excited for a "war" against Shane Burgos at UFC 262
Cole Shelton - May 12, 2021
Edson Barboza didn’t know what his future in the UFC was going to be like after he beat Makwan Amirkhani last time out. After Barboza won, he said he either wanted to be released from the UFC or sign a new contract. The Brazilian ended up working with the UFC to sign a new deal which he says is a very fair deal.
Just Scrap Radio Ep. 37 with Beneil Dariush, Edmen Shahbazyan, Edson Barboza, and Jack Hermansson
Cole Shelton - May 11, 2021
The 37th episode of Just Scrap Radio on BJPENN with Cole Shelton is here ahead of UFC 262 and UFC Vegas 27 next Saturday. We’re first joined by one-half of the UFC 262 co-main event in Beneil Dariush (2:48). Next, 10th-ranked middleweight, Edmen Shahbazyan joins the show (21:14). 13th-ranked UFC featherweight, Edson Barboza comes on (32:42). Closing out the program is seventh-ranked UFC middleweight, Jack Hermansson (48:42).
Team Edson Barboza confirms the fan-favorite has signed a new deal with the UFC
Adam Martin - February 25, 2021
Edson Barboza calls for top-six featherweight opponent in final fight of UFC deal
Adam Martin - October 27, 2020
Top featherweight contender Edson Barboza said he wants a top-six opponent in what will be the final fight of his current deal with the UFC. One of the most exciting fighters in MMA, Barboza has been in the UFC for a decade now, with his promotional debut coming back in November 2010 when he defeated Mike Lullo via leg kick TKO at UFC 123. For the past 10 years, Barboza has been a staple of the UFC roster, becoming a top contender at lightweight for many years before moving down to featherweight in 2020 and becoming a top-15 fighter in a second weight class this year.
Edson Barboza tells Max Holloway or Calvin Kattar to accept the fight: "It will be a great fight, let’s go"
Cole Shelton - October 23, 2020
Edson Barboza has his eyes on Max Holloway or Calvin Kattar for his next fight. Barboza returned to the win column at UFC Fight Island 5 with a decision win over Makwan Amirkhani. The victory snapped his three-fight losing skid although many believe he beat Paul Felder and Dan Ige in his featherweight debut. So, when it was announced he won the fight, it was a major sigh of relief for the Brazilian.
Edson Barboza open to Paul Felder trilogy fight: "Why not?"
Adam D Martin - October 11, 2020
UFC featherweight contender Edson Barboza says he is open to a trilogy fight with top lightweight Paul Felder in the near future. Barboza defeated Makwan Amirkhani via unanimous decision in the co-main event of UFC Fight Island 5 to snap a three-fight losing skid. One of those losses came against Felder when Barboza dropped a highly-controversial split decision to his rival at UFC 242. Barboza and Felder previously met at UFC on FOX: Dillashaw vs. Barao 2 in 2015, so the pair are 1-1 against each other, and both have spoken about a potential trilogy fight in the past.
Pros react after Edson Barboza defeats Makwan Amirkhani at UFC Fight Island 5
Chris Taylor - October 10, 2020
Tonight’s UFC Fight Island 5 was co-headlined by an intriguing featherweight contest between Edson Barboza and Makwan Amirkhani. Barboza (20-9 MMA) was looking to snap a three-fight losing skid at tonight’s event on Yas Island. The Brazilian had made his featherweight debut this May in Jacksonville, but wound up dropping a split decision loss to Hawaiian standout Dan Ige.
UFC Fight Island 5 Results: Edson Barboza defeats Makwan Amirkhani (Highlights)
Chris Taylor - October 10, 2020
Sodiq Yusuff forced to withdraw from October 10 UFC event, Edson Barboza receives new opponent
Harry Kettle - September 28, 2020
Edson Barboza will now face off against Makwan Amirkhani on October 10 after Sodiq Yusuff was forced to withdraw from their scheduled bout. MMA Junkie has confirmed the initial report from Combate that Yusuff will no longer be able to take on Barboza as he has pulled out due to undisclosed reasons. The man who will be replacing him, Amirkhani, has won three of his last four fights with his latest victory coming against Danny Henry at UFC 251.
Edson Barboza gets new opponent after Jeremy Stephens fight sizzles out
Adam Martin - August 16, 2020
A featherweight firefight between two high-level strikers in Edson Barboza and Sodiq Yusuff has been booked for an upcoming UFC event. As previously reported, Barboza was expected to fight on the October 10 UFC Fight Night event set to take place on Fight Island. His opponent was supposed to be Jeremy Stephens, but according to a report from Combate, Stephens did not feel he had enough time to make the 145lbs limit safely. Instead, the UFC has found a new opponent for Barboza, and he will take on Yusuff in what should be a fantastic fight.
Edson Barboza vs. Jeremy Stephens in the works for October UFC event
Adam Martin - July 31, 2020
A featherweight matchup between veteran strikers Edson Barboza and Jeremy Stephens is in the works for an October UFC event. According to a report from Combate, the UFC is currently negotiating a fight between Barboza and Stephens to take place on October 3. The venue and location of the event have not yet been confirmed. Although both fighters have competed at lightweight in the past, this potential pairing would have the two veterans meet in a featherweight bout.
Dan Ige doesn't “see the argument” that he didn’t beat Edson Barboza, wants Jeremy Stephens next
Cole Shelton - May 28, 2020
Dan Ige doesn’t understand how people thought Edson Barboza beat him. Back at UFC on ESPN 8, Barboza made his featherweight debut against the 15th-ranked, Dan Ige. Early on in the fight, the Brazilian dropped Ige but the Hawaiian rallied in the second and third rounds to win a split decision.
Edson Barboza rips the UFC rankings system after dropping out of Top 15
Natasha Hooper - May 22, 2020
Edson Barboza says if UFC doesn't give him his win bonus he won't cut back down to 145
Cole Shelton - May 19, 2020
Edson Barboza hopes the UFC and Dana White finally show him some love and respect following his split decision loss to Dan Ige. At UFC on ESPN 8, Barboza dropped down to featherweight to take on 15th ranked Ige. Many had wondered how the Brazilian would fare in his debut and early on he had a ton of success by even dropping Ige in the first.
Edson Barboza denied ability to appeal controversial loss to Dan Ige
Harry Kettle - May 18, 2020
Edson Barboza has been denied the chance to appeal his controversial defeat at the hands of Dan Ige this past weekend. Barboza made his featherweight debut in Jacksonville and while many fans and pundits thought he’d struggle with the weight cut, he looked to be in the shape of his life — leading many to believe he’d put in an impressive display against Ige.
Pros react to Dan Ige defeating Edson Barboza at UFC on ESPN 8
Chris Taylor - May 16, 2020
Former lightweight contender Edson Barboza made his featherweight debut against Hawaiian standout Dan Ige at tonight’s UFC on ESPN 8. Barboza (20-8 MMA) entered tonight’s contest looking to rebound, this after suffering back-to-back losses to Paul Felder and Justin Gaethje respectively. The Brazilian’s most previous win had come back in December of 2018 when he TKO’d Dan Hooker.
Dan Ige plans to shut Edson Barboza's "lights out" to enter title conversation at featherweight
Cole Shelton - May 13, 2020
Dan Ige was ecstatic when he got the offer to welcome Edson Barboza to the featherweight division. On Saturday, Ige will battle Barboza on the main card in a very interesting fight. For the Hawaiian in Ige, he knows the stakes are high for this one.
Edson Barboza ready for a "new beginning" in featherweight debut against Dan Ige
Cole Shelton - May 12, 2020
Edson Barboza, Dan Ige booked to collide in Jacksonville
Tom Taylor - April 27, 2020
The UFC’s week-long celebration of the end of its coronavirus-related shutdown keeps getting better. The latest bout to be added to the list is a May 16 featherweight fight between long-time lightweight contender Edson Barboza and rising star Dan Ige. News of this booking was first reported by Raphael Marinho of Combate.
Edson Barboza vs. Josh Emmett added to UFC Oklahoma City
Adam Martin - March 11, 2020
A featherweight matchup between Edson Barboza and Josh Emmett is the latest addition to the upcoming UFC Fight Night card in Oklahoma City. Barboza has been teasing a move down to 145lbs for a few months now, and he will get the chance to fight a top-10 ranked opponent when he takes on Emmett at UFC on ESPN+ 32, taking place on May 2 at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. It seems likely that Barboza vs. Emmett will be a main card bout for the event headlined by middleweights Chris Weidman and Jack Hermansson.