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Nova Friburgo-RJ
Brazil

Standing Stance - Right
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MMA ID
107684
Old ID
41191
Old URL
http://www.ufc.com/fighter/Edson-Barboza

Nova Friburgo-RJ
Brazil

Athlete Ranking
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Athlete Stat
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410
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80.26
46.67
0.46
0.07
42.74
0.65
4.01
4.18
-0.36
60.17
Strengths
Explosion and Aggression
Date of Birth
1986-01-21
Bio Facts

 

  • 12 wins by knockout, one by submission (anaconda choke). Has ended seven of 20 wins in the first round.

 

  • 25-3 in Muay Thai with 22 knockouts. Ended 17 fights in the first round. Highly decorated Muay Thai practitioner with many titles to his name

 

  • Has won seven of his last 12
Fightmetric ID
1657
"Junior"
Edson Barboza
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448
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71.00
155.00
75.00
41.00

Event Results

When and why did you start training for fighting? I began fighting professionally in MMA in 2009, but I’ve wanted to fight my whole life.

What ranks and titles have you held? Renaissance MMA Championship, and Ring of Combat Championship, purple belt in BJJ

Do you have any heroes? Jesus Christ is my hero.

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It means a dream realized, but I don't want to just fight; I want to give a show for the UFC's fans.

What was your job before you started fighting? I have always been a fighter, since I was eight years old.

Favorite grappling technique: Half guard

Favorite Striking technique: All combinations of punches and kicks.