WOW! Edson Barboza Set to Return to UFC Action in a Banger on March 5th

Published 01/25/2022, 12:25 PM EST
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – AUGUST 28: (R-L) Edson Barboza of Brazil battles Giga Chikadze of Georgia in a featherweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on August 28, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)

The Brazilian-American UFC star, Edson Barboza, will look to return to UFC action after suffering his second loss in the featherweight division. In his last fight, Barboza lost to Giga Chikadze last year at UFC Vegas 35.

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Barboza was one of the top fighters during his prime days in the UFC’s lightweight division. ‘Junior’ holds remarkable wins over Dan Hooker, Anthony Pettis, and Beneil Dariush. 

We will most likely see Edson Barboza take on the undefeated featherweight prospect, Bryce Mitchell, next. According to a recent tweet from Mitchell, the fight will go down at UFC 272, on March 5th, 2022.

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Mitchell wrote on Twitter: “We gettin Nasty March 5th.” Along with the tweet, he also posted a picture of Edson Barboza and himself.

Bryce Mitchell currently holds an impressive professional record of 14 wins and no losses. His impending fight against Edson Barboza will be one of the biggest fights of his career so far.

Mitchell is an excellent grappler and is also a decently equipped striker. Out of the 14 wins in his career, nine of his wins have been via submission.

‘Junior’ is far more advanced in his striking ability and is one of the best kickers in the UFC. His Muay Thai & Kickboxing skills come into play, which makes him extremely dangerous on his feet. However, Barboza isn’t the best when the fights go on the mat. 

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Edson Barboza: MMA record

Edson Barboza has a professional fight record of 22 wins and 10 losses in his MMA career. Barboza is an extremely entertaining fighter to watch. He throws some beautiful combinations and is extremely deadly with his kicks.

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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – JANUARY 14: Edson Barboza (L) knocks out Terry Etim (R) with a spinning back kick in a lightweight bout during UFC 142 at HSBC Arena on January 14, 2012 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Barboza has given us one of the best knockouts in the history of the UFC, in his fight against Terry Etim at UFC 142. ‘Junior’ knocked out his opponent via a beautiful and perfect spinning wheel kick.

Do you think Barboza will walk away with a victory on the 5th of March? Let us know in the comments section below.

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Pranit Punjabi

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Pranit Punjabi is a UFC author at EssentiallySports. A third-year psychology major, this Justin Gaethje fan merged his interest in psychology with his deep passion for MMA and was intrigued by this new angle to help him get closer to the action. Pranit aims to look through the violence and chaos, into what makes MMA truly beautiful, the deep and rich psychological aspect of the game.

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