The black belt in tae-kwon-do Edson Barboza entered this fight with a pro record of 20-6-0 (65% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.9 lightweight in the world. He lost two consecutive fights between 2017 and 2018, against current #1 Ufc Lw champ Khabib Nurmagomedov (Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Edson Barboza) and Kevin Lee (Edson Barboza vs Kevin Lee), but then he has beat Dan Hooker (Edson Barboza vs Dan Hooker).
His opponent, the former Wsof Lw champion Justin Gaethje, has an official mma record of 19-2-0 (89% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.11 in the same weight class. He also lost two out of his last three bouts, losing to Eddie Alvarez (Eddie Alvarez vs Justin Gaethje) and Dustin Poirier (4-stars fight, Dustin Poirier vs Justin Gaethje), but in his last fight he has won over James Vick (Justin Gaethje vs James Vick). Barboza vs Gaethje is the main event of UFC on ESPN 2. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Event: UFC on ESPN 2: Barboza vs. Gaethje
Where: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Division: lightweight (155 lbs, 70 kg)
Barboza’s previous fight: Edson Barboza vs Dan Hooker
Gaethje’s previous fight: Justin Gaethje vs James Vick
Barboza’s next fight: Paul Felder vs Edson Barboza 2
Gaethje’s next fight: Donald Cerrone vs Justin Gaethje
Barboza vs Gaethje Fight Video:
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