The black belt in tae-kwon-do Edson Barboza entered this fight with a pro mma record of 15-2-0 (73% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.9 lightweight in the world (currently the #1 in this division is Anthony Pettis); he fought three times in 2014 losing to Donald Cerrone (=Cerrone vs Barboza) but then he came back to win beating Evan Dunham (=Barboza vs Dunham) and Bobby Green (=Green vs Barboza).
His opponent, Michael Johnson, has a record of 15-8-0 (60% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.13 in the same weight class; he lost two consecutive fights between 2012 and 2013, against Myles Jury and Reza Madadi (=Johnson vs Madadi), but then he won three bouts: he defeated Joe Lauzon (=Lauzon vs Johnson), Gleison Tibau and Melvin Guillard (=Johnson vs Guillard). Barboza vs Johnson is on the undercard of Antonio ‘Bigfoot’ Silva vs Frank Mir – UFC Fight Night 61. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Event: UFC Fight Night 61: Bigfoot vs Mir
Where: Gigantinho Gymnasium, Porto Alegre, Brazil
Division: lightweight (155 lbs, 70 kg)
UFC Fight Night 61 fight card (main and best fights):
Antonio ‘Bigfoot’ Silva vs Frank Mir
Edson Barboza vs Michael Johnson
Sam Alvey vs Cezar Ferreira
Rustam Khabilov vs Adriano Martins
Iuri Alcantara vs Frankie Saenz
Sean Strickland vs Santiago Ponzinibbio
Jessica Andrade vs Marion Reneau
Matt Dwyer vs William Macario
Tiago Trator vs Mike de la Torre
Alcantara’s previous fight: Iuri Alcantara vs Russell Doane
Barboza’s previous fight: Bobby Green vs Edson Barboza
Johnson’s previous fight: Michael Johnson vs Melvin Guillard
Barboza’s next fight: Edson Barboza vs Paul Felder
Johnson’s next fight: Michael Johnson vs Beneil Dariush
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