May 17, 2012

Back at UFC 142, Edson Barboza continued his journey inside the Octagon, with a stunning spinning heel kick victory over Terry Etim. Barboza improved his Mixed Martial Arts record to 10-0, with 7 KO/TKO stoppages and one submission victory.


Barboza is one of the most decorated fighters in the UFC when it comes to Fight of the Night awards. The Brazilian won Fight of the Night bonuses for his performances against Anthony Njokuani, Ross Pearson, and Terry Etim. Spinning heel kick KO over Etim also earned Barboza his first Knockout of the Night award in the UFC.


On May 26th, "Junior" will look to make another step towards his ultimate goal of becoming the first ever Brazilian to win the UFC Lightweight title. Barboza will be facing former WEC Lightweight champion Jamie Varner, who comes in as a replacement for Evan Dunham.


The fight will be aired LIVE on FX, together with Jason Miller vs. C.B. Dollaway, Paul Sass vs Jacob Volkmann, and Diego Brandao vs. Darren Elkins.


Click here to read the exclusive LowKick interview with Barboza.





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