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Edson Barboza
Edson Barboza (credit: WWE)

Edson Barboza Jr, born on January 21, 1986, is a Brazilian-American professional MMA fighter and also a former Muay Thai kickboxer who currently competes in the featherweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).

Barboza has also formerly competed in the Men’s lightweight division of the UFC. A prized fighter who currently stands number 14 in the Men’s Featherweight rankings as of December 13, 2022.

Age 37
Date of Birth 21 January 1986
Net worth $2 million
Base Salary $178,000.
Debut at UFC 20th November 2010
Spouse Bruna Barboza
Endorsements Vollo Sports, Jaco Clothing, DFX Sports, Affliction

Edson Barboza MMA career

Edson Barboza began his MMA career in 2009 and soon established himself in the MMA scenes of Tampa, Florida. Before joining the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) in December 2010, he had a breathtaking record of 25-3 with 17 first-round finishes. Fighting in at 5ft 11 inches and weighing 165 lbs, in his next fight in the Renaissance MMA promotion, Barboza defeated Lee King via a second-round KO, winning the prestigious lightweight title. Later that year, Barboza defended the belt, also against King, and also went on to win via submission in the first round.

Edson Barboza ethnicity and nationality

Edson Barboza was born and brought up in Nova Friburgo in Rio de Janeiro. He is of Brazillian heritage before moving to the United States of America in 2009.

Edson Barboza career losses

Throughout his professional MMA career, Edson Barboza has a record of 22-11-0 having suffered defeats 11 times out of the 33 professional matches. 

In 2018, he lost his lightweight battle to Khabib Nurgmagumedov via decision. 

He suffered another major defeat that occurred in the year 2019 fight for the UFC Featherweight Title against Justin Gaethje. He was defeated via TKO. 

Edson Barboza wife and family

He has remarked on Instagram that the two of them have been dating since 2004. Edson and his better half Bruna have two children. A son named Noah and a daughter named Victoria. Edson has revealed multiple times in the past that his wife, Bruna is one of the most important pillars of his success in the sport of mixed martial arts.

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