Edson Barboza

Edson Barboza

Personal Information

Full Name Edson Barboza Jr.
Date of Birth January 21, 1986
Age 37
Nationality Brazilian/American
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight 145 lb (66 kg; 10.4 st)
Nickname Junior
Weight Class Lightweight, Featherweight
Stance Orthodox
Reach 75"
Career Stats 23-11-0
Status Active
Edson Barboza: A Brief Biography

Edson Barboza Jr. is a Brazilian-American athlete who used to compete in Muay Thai kickboxing and is currently a professional mixed martial artist. He fights in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) and has competed in both the lightweight and featherweight divisions. Barboza is currently ranked #14 in the featherweight division of the UFC.

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Edson Barboza

Latest News Update for Edson Barboza

Barboza beat Billy Quarantillo via TKO on April 15, 2023, at UFC Fight Night: Holloway vs. Allen.

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Edson Barboza Facts

Birth PlaceNova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Father’s NameEdson Barboza
Mother’s NameLeila Barboza
Star SignAquarius
Net Worth (2023)$2 Million
Last Fight Earnings$121,000
MMA Debut2009
MMA Record23-11-0
AchievementsRing of Combat Lightweight Champion, Renaissance MMA Lightweight Champion
PartnerBruna Barboza
Social MediaInstagram, Twitter

Early Life and Career

Edson Barboza Jr. was born prematurely in Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro and was given a 50/50 chance of surviving past infancy. At the age of 8, he started practicing and competing in Muay Thai, and he went on to compile a professional record of 25-3 in the sport, with 22 of his victories coming by knockout and 17 of them coming in the first round.

In January 2009, Barboza moved to the United States, and he began his professional mixed martial arts (MMA) career in April of the same year with a win over Aaron Steadman via TKO in the first round. He won the lightweight title in the Renaissance MMA promotion by defeating Lee King via second-round KO in his next fight. Later that year, he successfully defended his belt against King again, this time winning by submission in the first round.

Edson Barboza’s Career in Ring Of Combat

Edson Barboza Jr. joined the Ring of Combat promotion based in New Jersey and made his debut at Ring of Combat 28 against Nabih Barakat, winning the fight via KO in just over a minute into the first round.

After successfully defending his title twice in Renaissance MMA, he went on to challenge Marcelo Guidici for the Ring of Combat lightweight belt and won the fight via TKO in the first round, thanks to his devastating leg kicks.

Barboza was scheduled to defend his title against Mikhail Malyutin at Ring of Combat 31, but he had to withdraw from the bout due to his signing with the UFC. Luiz Azeredo replaced him for the title defense.

Edson Barboza’s Career in UFC

Barboza has competed in the featherweight, lightweight, and welterweight divisions and is known for his striking abilities, particularly his leg kicks. He made his UFC debut in 2010, winning his first fight in the promotion via TKO due to leg kicks. Barboza has faced some of the top fighters in his divisions, including Khabib Nurmagomedov, Tony Ferguson, and Donald Cerrone. He has earned multiple Fight of the Night, Performance of the Night, and Knockout of the Night awards throughout his career.

Barboza has compiled a record of 16 wins and 11 losses in the UFC.

UFC Fight Night: Barboza v Chikadze
UFC Fight Night: Barboza v Chikadze
UFC 262: Edson Barboza v Shane Burgos
UFC 262: Edson Barboza v Shane Burgos

Edson Barboza Record

Win23-11Billy QuarantilloTKO (knee) UFC fight Night: Holloway vs. AllenApril 15, 202312:37Kansas City, Missouri, United States
Loss22–11Bryce MitchellDecision (unanimous)UFC 272March 5, 202235:00Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Loss22–10Giga ChikadzeTKO (punches)UFC on ESPN: Barboza vs. ChikadzeAugust 28, 202131:44Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win22–9Shane BurgosKO (punches)UFC 262May 15, 202131:16Houston, Texas, United States
Win21–9Makwan AmirkhaniDecision (unanimous)UFC Fight Night: Moraes vs. SandhagenOctober 11, 202035:00Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Loss20–9Dan IgeDecision (split)UFC on ESPN: Overeem vs. HarrisMay 16, 202035:00Jacksonville, Florida, United States
Loss20–8Paul FelderDecision (split)UFC 242September 7, 201935:00Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Loss20–7Justin GaethjeKO (punch)UFC on ESPN: Barboza vs. GaethjeMarch 30, 201912:30Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Win20–6Dan HookerKO (punch to the body)UFC on Fox: Lee vs. Iaquinta 2December 15, 201832:19Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
Loss19–6Kevin LeeTKO (doctor stoppage)UFC Fight Night: Barboza vs. LeeApril 21, 201852:18Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Loss19–5Khabib NurmagomedovDecision (unanimous)UFC 219December 30, 201735:00Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win19–4Beneil DariushKO (knee)UFC Fight Night: Belfort vs. GastelumMarch 11, 201723:35Fortaleza, Brazil
Win18–4Gilbert MelendezDecision (unanimous)UFC on Fox: Holm vs. ShevchenkoJuly 23, 201635:00Chicago, Illinois, United States
Win17–4Anthony PettisDecision (unanimous)UFC 197April 23, 201635:00Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Loss16–4Tony FergusonSubmission (brabo choke)The Ultimate Fighter: Team McGregor vs. Team Faber FinaleDecember 11, 201522:54Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win16–3Paul FelderDecision (unanimous)UFC on Fox: Dillashaw vs. Barão 2July 25, 201535:00Chicago, Illinois, United States
Loss15–3Michael JohnsonDecision (unanimous)UFC Fight Night: Bigfoot vs. MirFebruary 22, 201535:00Porto Alegre, Brazil
Win15–2Bobby GreenDecision (unanimous)UFC Fight Night: Edgar vs. SwansonNovember 22, 201435:00Austin, Texas, United States
Win14–2Evan DunhamTKO (kick to the body and punches)UFC Fight Night: Cowboy vs. MillerJuly 16, 201413:06Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Loss13–2Donald CerroneSubmission (rear-naked choke)UFC on Fox: Werdum vs. BrowneApril 19, 201413:15Orlando, Florida, United States
Win13–1Danny CastilloDecision (majority)UFC on Fox: Johnson vs. Benavidez 2December 14, 201335:00Sacramento, California, United States
Win12–1Rafaello OliveiraTKO (leg kicks)UFC 162July 6, 201321:44Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win11–1Lucas MartinsTKO (retirement)UFC on FX: Belfort vs. BispingJanuary 19, 201312:38São Paulo, Brazil
Loss10–1Jamie VarnerTKO (punches)UFC 146May 26, 201213:23Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win10–0Terry EtimKO (spinning wheel kick)UFC 142January 14, 201232:02Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Win9–0Ross PearsonDecision (split)UFC 134August 27, 201135:00Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Win8–0Anthony NjokuaniDecision (unanimous)UFC 128March 19, 201135:00Newark, New Jersey, United States
Win7–0Mike LulloTKO (leg kicks)UFC 123November 20, 201030:26Auburn Hills, Michigan, United States
Win6–0Marcelo GuidiciTKO (leg kicks)Ring of Combat 30June 11, 201013:01Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Win5–0Jose FigueroaKO (punch)Renaissance MMA 16March 5, 201013:55New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Win4–0Nabih BarakatKO (punches)Ring of Combat 28February 19, 201011:09Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Win3–0Lee KingSubmission (anaconda choke)Renaissance MMA 15November 20, 200912:04New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Win2–0Lee KingKO (punches)Renaissance MMA 12June 13, 200921:14New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Win1–0Aaron SteadmanTKO ( punches)Real Fighting Championships 17April 17, 200913:34Tampa, Florida, United States

Edson Barboza’s Most Popular Fights

Edson Barboza vs. Justin Gaethje


Edson Barboza vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov


Last Updated On April 16, 2023

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Billy Quarantillo issues statement following devastating KO loss to Edson Barboza at UFC Kansas City
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No, Edson Barboza has never won a UFC championship.

Edson Barboza has lost to several notable fighters in the UFC, including Khabib Nurmagomedov, Tony Ferguson, and Donald Cerrone.

Edson Barboza has 1 submission victory in the UFC.

Last Modified Apr 19, 2023 21:37 IST