Explosive lightweight strikers will collide for a second time when Edson Barboza and Paul Felder square off in the UFC 242 pay-per-view (PPV) co-main event later today (Sat., Sept. 7, 2019) on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi.
The pair first met back at UFC on FOX 16 nearly four years ago. While “Junior” ended up edging out “Irish Dragon” to the tune of a unanimous decision victory, the two veteran strikers produced a high-octane “Fight of the Night” showdown.
Felder (16-4) recently rebounded from a welterweight loss to Mike Perry when he defeated lightweight contender James Vick this past February. The “Irish Dragon” hasn’t lost at 155 pounds since a doctor’s stoppage against Francisco Trinaldo back in 2016 and has looked better than ever in his last few Octagon appearances.
Barboza (20-7) has struggled over the past two years with an Octagon record of 1-3, including a recent first-round knockout at the hands of divisional bruiser Justin Gaethje. The Brazilian veteran has always struggled to get over the hump at 155 pounds and desperately needs a win over Felder to right the ship entering 2020.
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