The black belt in tae-kwon-do Edson Barboza entered this fight with a mma record of 20-8-0 (65% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.14 lightweight in the world but he won just one out of his last five bouts, against Dan Hooker in 2018 (Edson Barboza vs Dan Hooker); after this fight he has been defeated by Justin Gaethje (4-stars fight, Edson Barboza vs Justin Gaethje) and Paul Felder in their rematch (Paul Felder vs Edson Barboza 2).
His opponent, the black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu Dan Ige, has an official record of 13-2-0 (62% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.21 featherweight. He lost to Julio Arce in 2018 but since then he has won five consecutive fights defeating Danny Henry, Kevin Aguilar and Mirsad Bektic in his last three (Mirsad Bektic vs Dan Ige). Barboza vs Ige is on the undercard of Alistair Overeem vs Walt Harris – UFC on ESPN 8. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Event: UFC on ESPN 8: Overeem vs. Harris
Where: VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville, Florida, USA
Division: featherweight (145 lbs, 66 kg)
Barboza’s previous fight: Paul Felder vs Edson Barboza 2
Ige’s previous fight: Mirsad Bektic vs Dan Ige
Ige’s next fight: Calvin Kattar vs Dan Ige
Barboza’s next fight: Edson Barboza vs Makwan Amirkhani
Barboza vs Ige Fight Video:
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