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Sodiq Yusuff plans to have "a striking fest" with Edson Barboza at UFC Vegas 81: "I don't think me or Edson are planning on going five rounds"

Cole Shelton - October 11, 2023

Sodiq Yusuff is thrilled to be headlining his first UFC main event. Yusuff hasn’t fought since October of last year when he beat Don Shainis by submission in 30 seconds. After the win, Sodiq wanted a quick turnaround. But unfortunately, just a week or two after the fight he suffered a serious back injury.

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Nathaniel Wood targeting Edson Barboza following UFC London win: "I would like to fight a legend of the sport"

Fernando Quiles - July 23, 2023

Nathaniel Wood has respectfully expressed his desire to share the Octagon with Edson Barboza. Wood was in action this past Saturday (July 22). He went one-on-one with Andre Fili on the main card of UFC London. This was a close one, but “The Prospect” emerged victorious over Fili via unanimous decision. This is the third win in a row for Wood.

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The best flying knee knockouts in UFC history

Lewis Simpson - May 29, 2023

Since the birth of the Ultimate Fighting Championships (UFC) in 1993, the company has provided some of the most memorable jaw-dropping moments in combat sports history. The sport of mixed martial arts continues to evolve yearly, delivering special moments for fans to reflect on for decades. From slick submissions to highlight reel knockouts, the UFC has it all.

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Billy Quarantillo reacts following brutal knockout loss to Edson Barboza at UFC Kansas City

Fernando Quiles - April 16, 2023

Billy Quarantillo was hoping to produce a highlight reel KO over Edson Barboza, but he ultimately was the one who was on the receiving end. Quarantillo and Barboza crossed paths in the co-main event of UFC Kansas City last night (April 15). Quarantillo was hoping to score a big win over Edson Barboza, but it wasn’t meant to be. In the opening frame, Barboza caught Quarantillo with a knee to the jaw and that’s all she wrote.

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UFC Kansas City Results: Edson Barboza KO's Billy Quarantillo (Video)

Chris Taylor - April 15, 2023

Tonight’s UFC Kansas City event is co-headlined by a featherweight matchup featuring Edson Barboza taking on Billy Quarantillo. Barboza (22-11 MMA) will enter the contest looking to snap a two-fight losing skid, his latest being a unanimous decision loss to Bryce Mitchell. The Brazilian striker last tasted victory at UFC 262 in 2021, when he knocked out Shane Burgos.

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Billy Quarantillo eyes "viral" knockout over "legend" Edson Barboza at UFC Kansas City: "I'm not going in there to milk out a decision"

Cole Shelton - April 11, 2023

Billy Quarantillo is pumped to fight Edson Barboza in the co-main event of UFC Kansas City. After Quarantillo scored a TKO win over Alexander Hernandez back in December, he called out Barboza to be his next opponent. Although the callout garnered a lot of interest from fight fans, he wasn’t sure if the Brazilian veteran would actually accept. But when he found out that the fight was set, he was absolutely pumped.

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UFC adds two fights to April 15 Fight Night event including Edson Barboza vs. Billy Quarantillo

Susan Cox - January 19, 2023

The UFC has added two fights to the April 15th Night Fight event, including Edson Barboza vs Billy Quarantillo. UFC Fight Night takes place on Saturday April 15th at a yet to be disclosed venue and location.


UFC featherweight Edson Barboza honored with mural in his hometown

Josh Evanoff - January 6, 2023

UFC featherweight contender Edson Barboza has been honored with a mural in Brazil. The Brazilian has been in the UFC for nearly 15 years, making his promotional debut in 2010. Barboza spent the majority of his run at lightweight but moved down to featherweight in 2020. While he lost his debut to Dan Ige, he quickly rattled off wins over Makwan Amirkhani and Shane Burgos.

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UFC 272 Results: Bryce Mitchell defeats Edson Barboza (Highlights)

Chris Taylor - March 5, 2022

A key featherweight bout featuring Edson Barboza taking on Bryce Mitchell takes place on tonight’s UFC 272 main card from Las Vegas. Barboza (22-11 MMA) will be returning to action for the first time since suffering a TKO loss to Giga Chikadze back in August. That setback had snapped a two-fight winning streak for the Brazilian, who had previously defeated Makwan Amirkhani and Shane Burgos.

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Edson Barboza vs. Bryce Mitchell set for featherweight scrap in March

Cole Shelton - November 25, 2021

A fantastic featherweight fight has been added to an upcoming card in March as Edson Barboza will take on Bryce Mitchell. According to MMAJunkie, Barboza and Mitchell have verbally agreed to fight one another on March 5. The event does not have a location or main event, and it’s uncertain if it will be a Fight Night card at this time. No other fights have also been announced or reported for the card.

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Justin Gaethje explains why Edson Barboza was the UFC opponent he was “the most terrified of”

Harry Kettle - November 4, 2021

Justin Gaethje has explained why Edson Barboza was the UFC opponent he was the most terrified of fighting. This Saturday night, Justin Gaethje is set to return to the Octagon for the first time since being submitted by Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 254. He’ll be doing so at Madison Square Garden, and he’ll be competing against fellow top contender Michael Chandler.

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Edson Barboza says he "can't wait for the next war" following recent loss to Giga Chikadze at UFC Vegas 35

Adam D Martin - September 6, 2021

UFC featherweight contender Edson Barboza reacted following his recent third-round knockout loss to Giga Chikadze at UFC Vegas 35. Barboza suffered a tough loss to Chikadze when he was finished with strikes in the third round for his second loss as a featherweight at last weekend’s UFC Vegas 35 card. The 35-year-old Brazilian moved down to 145lbs last year and had gone 2-1 heading into this fight with Chikadze, so a win would have been huge for him. But he lost the fight in a devastating fashion and it’s hard to know what is going to happen next for Barboza given this was such a lopsided loss to Chikadze. He actually took about a week’s timeout from social media after the fight, but now it appears he is ready to get back into the limelight.


Wife of Edson Barboza reacts following vicious knockout loss at UFC Vegas 35

Adam Martin - August 29, 2021

The wife of Edson Barboza, Bruna, reacted following her husband’s vicious knockout loss to Giga Chikadze on Saturday night at UFC Vegas 35. Barboza suffered a third-round knockout defeat to Chikadze in the main event of UFC Vegas 35. Although Barboza was the slight favorite heading into the bout on the basis of his UFC experience and a higher level of competition, Chikadze had a true break-out performance as he picked up the seventh win of his UFC career with the knockout defeat.

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Dana White gushes over "badass" Giga Chikadze following highlight-reel finish over Edson Barboza at UFC Vegas 35

Adam Martin - August 29, 2021

UFC president Dana White gushes over featherweight Giga Chikadze following his highlight-reel finish over Edson Barboza at UFC Vegas 35. Chikadze won his seventh straight fight in the UFC and improved to a perfect 7-0 in the promotion with the brilliant third-round TKO victory over Barboza in the UFC Vegas 35 headliner. Coming into the fight, the biggest question mark about Chikadze was how he would fare if he fought another elite fighter in the UFC, given that he had a somewhat soft schedule on the way to the top-10. However, Chikadze proved beyond a doubt that he is one of the best fighters in the world at 145lbs with his brilliant knockout win over Barboza.

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UFC Vegas 35 Bonus Report: Four fighters awarded POTN honors

Chris Taylor - August 28, 2021

The Octagon remained in Nevada for tonight’s UFC Vegas 35 event, a twelve-bout fight card headlined by Edson Barboza vs. Giga Chikadze. The highly anticipated featherweight main event turned out to be a thrilling back and forth affair for as long as it lasted. Giga was able to get off to a strong start in round one, but the Brazilian was quick to turn the tide in the second frame. Then, in round three, Giga Chikadze was able to rock Edson Barboza with a combination and shortly thereafter finished him off with strikes. The referee stepped in to call a stop to the action while Barboza was still on his feet, but the veteran fighter was clearly badly hurt.

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UFC Vegas 35 weigh-in results: Edson Barboza, Giga Chikadze on point for featherweight headliner

Adam D Martin - August 27, 2021

The official weigh-ins for UFC Vegas 35 took place on Friday in Las Vegas, and 23 of the 24 fighters scheduled to compete made weight. The main event of UFC Vegas 35 is a good one as two of the top-10 ranked featherweights in the UFC collide when Edson Barboza faces off against Giga Chikadze. Barboza is 2-1 since moving down to featherweight, including a KO win over Shane Burgos in his last fight. As for Chikadze, he is a perfect 6-0 since joining the UFC featherweight division in 2019. Both Barboza and Chikadze successfully made weight for this contest, and the winner of the bout seems destined to take on a top-five ranked opponent next time out.

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Pro fighters make their picks for Edson Barboza vs. Giga Chikadze

Cole Shelton - August 25, 2021

In the main event of UFC Vegas 35, top-10 featherweights and two of the best strikers in the division collide as Edson Barboza takes on Giga Chikadze. Ahead of the fight, Barboza is a -115 favorite while the Georgian is the -105 underdog. Ahead of the fight, BJPENN.com reached out to several pro fighters to get their prediction for the scrap. The pros are split on this one but the slight majority lean towards Giga Chikadze getting it done and likely by stoppage.


Edson Barboza is shredded ahead of Giga Chikadze featherweight fight at UFC Vegas 35 (Photo)

Adam D Martin - August 25, 2021

UFC featherweight contender Edson Barboza appears to be absolutely shredded ahead of his fight against Giga Chikadze at UFC Vegas 35. Barboza, the longtime UFC lightweight contender, moved down to 145lbs last year for the first time in his UFC career. Although he lost a controversial split decision to Dan Ige in his featherweight debut, “Junior” bounced back with a decision win over Makwan Amirkhani, before knocking out Shane Burgos at UFC 262 in one of the best fights of 2021. With Barboza on a two-fight win streak and entrenched as one of the top-10 featherweights in the UFC, the promotion booked him against the red-hot Chikadze for the main event of this Saturday’s UFC Vegas 35 event, in what should be an entertaining fight between strikers.

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