Edson Barboza

Edson Barboza 2021: Record, Net Worth, Salary, and Endorsements

Edson Barboza is one of the most dangerous fighters in the UFC. After dominating the lightweight division since his professional MMA debut, Barboza started fighting in the featherweight division. As of August 2021, he sits at the #9 position in the UFC featherweight rankings.

He started his combat sports career as a well-accomplished Muay Thai kickboxer. Then, he transitioned to the sport of MMA and made his professional debut back in 2009. 

Edson Barboza: UFC Career

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

Barboza made his UFC debut back in 2010 at UFC 123. He fought against Mike Lullo and started his UFC career with a spectacular TKO victory. The Brazilian fighter claimed three victories in his next three fights. Unfortunately, he couldn't make it 5/5 in the UFC, as he suffered his first professional MMA loss against Jamie Varner at UFC 146. 

In his fight against Beneil Dariush back in March 2017, 'Junior' claimed a magnificent second-round KO victory. As a result, the UFC awarded him the 'Performance of the Night' bonus. 

ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - OCTOBER 11: (L-R) Edson Barboza of Brazil punches Makwan Amirkhani of Finland in their featherweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event inside Flash Forum on UFC Fight Island on October 11, 2020 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Barboza has fought several elite MMA athletes in his UFC career, such as Tony Ferguson, Anthony Pettis, Khabib Nurmagomedov, Gilbert Melendez, Justin Gaethje, and more. His last fight was against Shane Burgos at UFC 262, where he claimed a third-round KO victory. 

Now, Barboza will step inside the octagon against the #10 UFC featherweight contender, Giga Chikadze, at UFC Fight Night: Barboza vs. Chikadze on August 28, 2021. He holds a UFC record of 16-9.

Edson Barboza: Fighting Style

Barboza is one of the best elite strikers in the UFC. He uses his prior Muay Thai kickboxing experience and overpowers his opponents with some brutal combinations. Moreover, he uses his BJJ skills to stop his opponent's takedowns to avoid fighting on the mat.

Edson Barboza: Achievements

Barboza has a striking professional MMA record of 22-9 (13 T/KO and 1 Submission). In his UFC career, 'Junior' has claimed 10 post-fight (eight 'Fight of the Night', one 'Performance of the Night', and one 'Knockout of the Night') bonuses. He also has the second most T/KO victories in the UFC lightweight division's history.

Besides UFC, Barboza also has several other achievements. He is a former Renaissance MMA and the Ring of Combat lightweight champion. Moreover, he is a purple belt in BJJ.

Edson Barboza: Net Worth and Salary 2021

As of August 2021, Barboza has an estimated UFC career earning of $2,362,000, as per The Sports Daily. In his fight against Makwan Amirkhani in 2020, 'Junior' earned a whopping $178,000. His biggest paycheck ($276,000) came from his fight against Shane Burgos in May 2021.

HOUSTON, TEXAS - MAY 14: (L-R) Shane Burgos and Edson Barboza of Brazil face off during the UFC 262 ceremonial weigh-in at George R. Brown Convention Center on May 14, 2021 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC)

How to contact Edson Barboza?

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

Twitter, Instagram, Facebook

NicknameJunior
Age35
BornJanuary 21, 1986
NationalityBrazilian
HometownNova Friburgo, Brazil
Trains AtRicardo Almeida / Valor MMA
Height5'11"
Reach75"
Leg Reach41"
Weight/Division 145 lbs/featherweight
 MMA Record22-9
Active Win Streak2
Net Worth NA
EndorsementsNA
Marital StatusMarried
Wife NameBruna Barboza
Kids2 (Son named Noah, and a daughter named Victoria)

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad