Edson
Barboza
14-2-0( W-L-D )

Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 11 fights.
Record: 14-2-0
Summary: Explosion and aggression

Fighter Info

Nickname: Junior
From: Rio de Janeiro Brazil
Fights Out Of: Nova Fridurgo, Rio de Janeiro Brazil
Age: 28
Height: 5' 11" ( 180 cm )
Weight: 155 lb ( 70 kg )

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
884
40% Successful
358
Types of Successful Strikes
0
358
92% Standing
330
14
14
Striking Defense
63
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
6
67% Successful
4
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
1
2
0
Takedown Defense
84
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay
UPCOMING
Bobby Green
UFC Fight Night: Edgar vs. Swanson
Nov 22, 2014
-- -- -- -- --
Edson Barboza -- -- -- --
Win
Edson Barboza Jul 16, 2014
10 0 0 0 R1 KO/TKO
Evan Dunham 10 0 0 0
Loss
Donald Cerrone Apr 19, 2014
11 0 2 1 R1 Submission
Edson Barboza 28 0 0 0
Win
Danny Castillo Dec 14, 2013
55 1 1 3 R3 Decision - Majority
Edson Barboza 43 0 1 1
Win
Edson Barboza Jul 6, 2013
49 0 0 0 R2 KO/TKO
Rafaello Oliveira 19 0 0 0
Win
Edson Barboza Jan 19, 2013
26 0 0 0 R1 Submission
Lucas Martins 12 0 0 0
Loss
Edson Barboza May 26, 2012
11 0 0 0 R1 KO/TKO
Jamie Varner 20 2 0 1
Win
Edson Barboza Jan 14, 2012
47 0 0 0 R3 KO/TKO
Terry Etim 26 2 0 0
Win
Ross Pearson Aug 27, 2011
60 0 0 0 R3 Decision - Split
Edson Barboza 55 0 0 0
Win
Edson Barboza Mar 19, 2011
46 2 0 0 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Anthony Njokuani 72 1 0 0
Win
Mike Lullo Nov 20, 2010
12 0 1 0 R3 KO/TKO
Edson Barboza 43 2 0 1

Biography

TRAINING: Describing a typical week of training is easier than describing a day because each day I am doing something different. I train in New Jersey when I have a fight scheduled, and when I am off I usually train at Valor Martial Arts in Florida. For this fight, I've been usually training jiu-jitsu with my coach and corner Ricardo Almeida, doing wrestling at Elite, boxing with my coach and corner Mark Henry, Muay Thai with my Brazilian Master Anderson Franca, Strength and Conditioning with one of the best guys I know, who is Brian Blue at All Star. All of them are in New Jersey, and that has been my second home for two years. All of them make me train so hard. We have a great team with Frankie Edgar, Akira Corassani and Marlon Moraes.

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

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.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn?
No

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.
•    10 wins by knockout, one by submission; has ended seven of 14 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 four of his last five

Career

Trained With

Vagner Rocha
Vagner Rocha
11-3-0
( W-L-D )

Key Opponents

Ross Pearson
Ross Pearson
18-7-0, 1NC
( W-L-D )
Mike  Lullo
Mike Lullo
8-3-0
( W-L-D )

Key Fights

Result
Opponent
Event
Replay
Win
Anthony Njokuani UFC® 128 SHOGUN vs JONES
Win
Anthony Njokuani UFC® 128 SHOGUN vs JONES

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