Biography(references)Edson Barboza Jr. is a Brazilian-American professional mixed martial artist and former Muay Thai kickboxer who competes in the featherweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship and has formerly competed at lightweight. As of June 7, 2022, he is #13 in the UFC featherweight rankings.
Combat ApproachUFC color commentator Joe Rogan has stated that Barboza is "probably the best kicker in MMA." He scored the first wheel kick knockout in UFC history, and is one of two fighters to finish multiple UFC bouts via leg kicks . Barboza is also known for his effective use of switch kicks, which have been labeled "exceptionally quick" and "ferocious".
Fighter Trivia(references)Barboza and his wife, Bruna, have a son, Noah and a daughter named Victoria.
Awards & Accolades
UFC: Fight of the Night (Eight times) vs. Anthony Njokuani, Ross Pearson, Terry Etim, Danny Castillo, Paul Felder, Tony Ferguson, Justin Gaethje & Shane Burgos.
UFC: Tied for most Fight of the Night bonuses in UFC history with Nate Diaz & Frankie Edgar.
UFC: Performance of the Night (One time) vs. Beneil Dariush
UFC: Knockout of the Night (One time) vs. Terry Etim
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