Top-ranked Ultimate Fighting Championship lightweight, Edson Barboza, will throw down against fellow 155-pound title hopeful, Justin Gaethje, in the UFC on ESPN 2 five-round main event in what is no doubt a striker’s delight, taking place TONIGHT (Sat., March 30, 2019) on ESPN from inside Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Barboza (20-6) recently snapped a two-fight skid after dominating Dan Hooker at UFC on FOX 31 last December. The Brazilian bomber has garnered a reputation as one of the most vicious and technical strikers in mixed martial arts (MMA), which no doubt plays right into the gameplan of his opponent.
Gaethje (19-2) also got back on the winning track in his most recent outing by knocking out James Vick in just 87 seconds last August in Lincoln, Nebraska. As expected, “The Highlight” scored another $50,000 “Performance of the Night” check after making quick work of “The Texecutioner,” reestablishing his place among the 155-pound elite.
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