The black belt in tae-kwon-do Edson Barboza entered this fight with a mma record of 18-4-0 (61% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.5 lightweight in the world (currently the #1 in this division is Conor McGregor). He lost to Tony Ferguson in 2015 (=Ferguson vs Barboza) but then he has beat Anthony Pettis (=Pettis vs Barboza) and Gilbert Melendez (=Barboza vs Melendez).
His opponent, the black belt in Bjj Beneil Dariush, has an official record of 14-2-0 (64% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.9 in the same weight class. He has fought three times in 2016 losing to Michael Chiesa and winning over James Vick and Rashid Magomedov (=Dariush vs Magomedov). Edson Barboza vs Beneil Dariush is on the undercard of Vitor Belfort vs Kelvin Gastelum – UFC Fight Night 106. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Event: UFC Fight Night 106: Belfort vs Gastelum
Where: Centro de Formacao Olímpica do Nordeste, Fortaleza, Brazil
Division: lightweight (155 lbs, 70 kg)
UFC Fight Night 106 fight card (main fights):
Vitor Belfort vs Kelvin Gastelum
Mauricio Shogun Rua vs Gian Villante
Edson Barboza vs Beneil Dariush
Jussier Formiga da Silva vs Ray Borg
Tim Means vs Alex Oliveira 2
Francisco Trinaldo vs Kevin Lee
Barboza’s previous fight: Edson Barboza vs Gilbert Melendez
Dariush’s previous fight: Beneil Dariush vs Rashid Magomedov
Barboza vs Dariush Fight Video:
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