The black belt in karate and tae-kwon-do Paul Felder entered this fight with a pro mma record of 16-4-0 (69% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.9 lightweight in the world (currently the #1 in this division is Khabib Nurmagomedov). He lost to Mike Perry in 2018 (Paul Felder vs Mike Perry) but he came back to win against James Vick in 2019 (Paul Felder vs James Vick).
His opponent, the black belt in tae-kwon-do Edson Barboza, has a record of 20-7-0 (65% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.11 in the same weight class but he won just one out of his last four bouts, against Dan Hooker in 2018 (Edson Barboza vs Dan Hooker); after this fight he has been defeated by Justin Gaethje in 2019 (4-stars fight, Edson Barboza vs Justin Gaethje). In their first bout Felder had lost to Barboza via unanimous decision (July 25, 2015 – Edson Barboza vs Paul Felder I); this second fight is on the undercard of Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Dustin Poirier – UFC 242. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Event: UFC 242: Khabib vs. Poirier
Where: The Arena, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Division: lightweight (155 lbs, 70 kg)
UFC 242 fight card (main card):
Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Dustin Poirier
Paul Felder vs Edson Barboza 2
Islam Makhachev vs Davi Ramos
Curtis Blaydes vs Shamil Abdurakhimov
Carlos Diego Ferreira vs Mairbek Taisumov
Felder’s previous fight: Paul Felder vs James Vick
Barboza’s previous fight: Edson Barboza vs Justin Gaethje
Felder’s next fight: Paul Felder vs Dan Hooker
Felder vs Barboza 2 Fight Video:
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