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Edson Barboza


Win Rate
67 %
Finish Rate
64 %
Decision Win %
62 %

Edson Barboza

5' 11 (180 cm)
75 in. (6' 3/190 cm)
Main Division
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Coach
Ricardo Almeida
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Rank
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 Approach
UFC 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
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
  • Renaissance MMA: Renaissance MMA Lightweight Championship (One time)
  • Renaissance MMA: Two successful title defenses
  • Ring of Combat: Ring of Combat Lightweight Championship (One time)
  • ESPY Award: Best Play ESPY Award – Nomination (2012)
  • World MMA Awards: 2012 Knockout of the Year
  • Inside MMA: Bazzie Award for KO Kick of the Year (2012) vs. Terry Etim
  • Sherdog: 2010 All-Violence Third Team
  • Sherdog: 2012 Knockout of the Year vs. Terry Etim
  • Sherdog: 2017 Knockout of the Year vs. Beneil Dariush
  • Sherdog: 2018 Beatdown of the Year vs. Dan Hooker
  • MMAJunkie.com: 2015 December Fight of the Month vs. Tony Ferguson
  • MMAJunkie.com: 2019 September Fight of the Month vs. Paul Felder

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Fighter Videos

Fight Night Austin: Edson Barboza Highlights


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