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#12 Featherweight Division

"Junior"

Edson Barboza

Featherweight Division

24-11-0 (W-L-D)

14

Wins by Knockout

8

First Round Finishes

Edson Barboza

athlete record

Info

Learn more about Edson Barboza's UFC history, fighter facts, and Q&A below.

Place of Birth
Nova Friburgo, Brazil
Trains at
American Top Team
Fighting style
Striker
Age
38
Height
71.00
Weight
146.00
Octagon Debut
Nov. 21, 2010
Reach
75.00
Leg reach
41.00
  • 14 wins by knockout, one by submission (anaconda choke). Has ended eight of 23 wins in the first round.
     
  • 25-3 in Muay Thai with 22 knockouts. Ended 17 fights in the first round. Highly decorated Muay Thai practitioner with many titles to his name
  • Has won four of his last six and two in a row
     
  • Eighth fight at featherweight (4-3)

UFC Fight Night (10/14/23) Barboza won a five round unanimous decision over Sodiq Yusuff 

UFC on ESPN (4/15/23) Barboza knocked out Billy Quarantillo at 2:37 of the first round 

UFC 272 (3/5/22) Barboza lost a three round unanimous decision to Bryce Mitchell

UFC on ESPN (8/28/21) Barboza was stopped by Giga Chikadze via strikes at 1:44 of the third round

UFC 262 (5/15/21) Barboza knocked out Shane Burgos at 1:16 of the third round

UFC Fight Night (10/11/20) Barboza won a three round unanimous decision over Makwan Amirkhani

UFC on ESPN (5/16/20) Barboza lost a three round split decision to Dan Ige

UFC 242 (9/7/19) Barboza lost a three round split decision to Paul Felder

UFC on ESPN (3/30/19) Barboza was knocked out by Justin Gaethje at 2:30 of the first round

UFC on FOX (12/15/18) Barboza stopped Dan Hooker via strikes at 2:19 of the third round

UFC Fight Night (4/21/18) Barboza lost to Kevin Lee via TKO (Doctor stoppage) at 2:18 of the fifth round

UFC 219 (12/30/17) Barboza lost a three round unanimous decision to Khabib Nurmagomedov

UFC Fight Night (3/11/17) Barboza knocked out Beneil Dariush at 3:35 of the second round

UFC on FOX (7/23/16) Barboza won a three round unanimous decision over Gilbert Melendez

UFC 197 (4/23/16) Barboza won a three round unanimous decision over Anthony Pettis

TUF 21 Finale (12/11/15) Barboza was submitted by Tony Ferguson via D’Arce choke at 2:54 of the second round

UFC on FOX (7/25/15) Barboza won a three round unanimous decision over Paul Felder

UFC Fight Night (2/22/15) Barboza lost a three round unanimous decision to Michael Johnson

UFC Fight Night (11/22/14) Barboza won a three round unanimous decision over Bobby Green

UFC Fight Night (7/16/14) Barboza stopped Evan Dunham via strikes at 3:06 of the first round

UFC on FOX (4/19/14) Barboza was submitted by Donald Cerrone via rear naked choke at 3:15 of the first round

UFC on FOX (12/14/13) Barboza won a three round majority decision over Danny Castillo

UFC 162 (7/6/13) Barboza stopped Rafaello Oliveira via strikes at 1:44 of the second round

UFC on FX (1/19/13) Barboza defeated Lucas Martins via submission due to strikes at 2:38 of the first round

UFC 146 (5/26/12) Barboza was stopped by Jamie Varner via strikes at 3:23 of the first round

UFC 142 (1/14/12) Barboza knocked out Terry Etim at 2:02 of the third round

UFC 134 (8/27/11) Barboza won a three round split decision over Ross Pearson

UFC 128 (3/19/11) Barboza won a three round unanimous decision over Anthony Njokuani

UFC 123 (11/20/10) Barboza stopped Mike Lullo via strikes at :26 of the third round.

When and why did you start training for fighting? I began fighting professionally in MMA in 2009, but I’ve wanted to fight my whole life.

What ranks and titles have you held? Renaissance MMA Championship, and Ring of Combat Championship, purple belt in BJJ.

Do you have any heroes? Jesus Christ is my hero.

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It means a dream realized, but I don't want to just fight; I want to give a show for the UFC's fans.

What was your job before you started fighting? I have always been a fighter, since I was eight years old.

Favorite grappling technique: Half guard

Favorite Striking technique: All combinations of punches and kicks