VIDEO: Bizarre KO Stuns Everyone at UFC 262 as Shane Burgos Suffers Delayed Concussion to Edson Barboza’s Strike

Published 05/15/2021, 10:53 PM EDT


The UFC 262 main card has gotten off to a brilliant start as featherweights Edson Barboza and Shane Burgos went to war. ‘Junior’ Barboza started the fight aggressively, piercing Burgos with his devastating kicks. After a war in the second round, the Brazilian claimed a finish on the third round.

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It was a rather late reaction from Burgos after eating a heavy shot from Barboza. It’s rare to see a fighter give such a delayed reaction after being knocked out. Fans and experts and fellow fighters were fascinated to see the potential Fight Of The Night contender go down like that.

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Alexander Volkanovski, Chris Weidman, Brett Okamoto, Ariel Helwani, Walt Harris, Stephen Thompson, and more reacted to the incredible win by Barboza. They all lauded the war that they got to see. Despite losing, Burgos’s toughness was on full display. And for Barboza, he is now 2-1 in the UFC’s featherweight division.

After their entertaining battle, both fighters were quick to show mutual respect. Barboza certainly has made his claim to earn a top opponent next. However, what’s next for Burgos remains to be seen.

Shane Burgos and Edson Barboza: What’s next?

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Barboza dropped his first fight in the featherweight division to Dan Ige. After that, he defeated rising contenders like Makwan Amirkhani and Shane Burgos. The veteran has certainly proved his mettle yet again as a bonafide contender, regardless of weight class.

ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – OCTOBER 09: Edson Barboza of Brazil poses on the scale during the UFC weigh-in on October 09, 2020 on UFC Fight Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC)

As for Burgos, he is currently on a 2-fight skid at the 145 lbs division of the UFC. After dropping a decision to Josh Emmett, he has now suffered a knockout loss to Barboza. His last win was against a finish against Makwan Amirkhani in 2019. ‘Hurricane’ Shane was on a 3-fight winning streak before his recent skid.

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The UFC will certainly have bigger plans for each fighter once they are fit to return. And considering the strikes they absorbed, they might be on the shelf for a considerable amount of time.

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Apratim Banerjee

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Apratim Banerjee is an MMA author for EssentiallySports and has been writing professionally for almost a year. Before his current gig, Apratim worked as a UFC writer for Sportskeeda. A long-time MMA fan, Apratim has developed a critical eye for the sport that has helped him transfer his vast knowledge to his copies and give hardcore and casual readers a detailed insight into the fights and fighters.

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