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Edson Barboza: Record, Net Worth, Weight, Age & More!

Edson Barboza: Record, Net Worth, Weight, Age & More!

Who is Edson Barboza?

Edson Barboza Jr. is the thirteenth ranked fighter for the UFC in the featherweight rankings. Barboza is a Brazilian-American mixed martial artist with a history of Muay Thai kickboxing. It has been remarked that Edson Barboza may be one of the best kickers in MMA by UFC commentator, Joe Rogan. Before ever even competing in professional MMA, Barboza had a seriously successful career in Muay Thai having won 25 matches between the years of 2005 to 2009.

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Edson Barboza would move to the United States in 2009 to start his career in MMA. Before ever getting a spot in the UFC, Barboza would earn titles such as Ring of Combat Lightweight Champion (2010) and three time Renaissance MMA Lightweight Champion. Not too long after he started fighting with UFC, he would earn “Fight of the Night” during only his second fight with the program. He would go on to earn this achievement seven times more along with “Performance of the Night” when he fought Beneil Dariush and “Knockout of the Night” when he fought Terry Etim. 

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Edson Barboza is currently associated with American Top Team along with Ricardo Almeida BJJ. Previously, he fought under Valor Martial Arts between the years of 2009 and 2012. Barboza received his black prajied in Muay Thai, black belt in Taekwondo, and brown belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (under Ricardo Almeida). During his long history in combat training he has worked with many impressive coaches. Formerly he trained boxing with Mark Henry and Jiu Jitsu with Ricardo Alemida. Currently he trains Muay Thai with Anderson Franca, boxing with Gabriel Oliveira, and Jiu Jitsu with Marcos da Matta. 

How Old is Edson Barboza?

Edson Barboza was born on January 21, 1986 in Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Barboza is currently 36 years old. 

Edson Barboza’s Family

Edson Barboza Jr. is the son of Edson Barboza Sr. and Leila Barboza. Edson Jr. was born 28 weeks early. Edson Sr. and Leila were unsure if he was even going to even survive this event. Most babies born that early do not survive their infancy. Miraculously, Edson Jr. grew up to be a very strong boy. By the time he was 8 years old, he was competing in Muay Thai competitions. From then on, Barboza would create a name in Muay Thai in Brazil. 

Edson Barboza is married to Bruna Barboza. He has remarked on Instagram that the two of them have been dating since 2004. Edson and Bruna have two children together. Their youngest is their daughter Victoria and their oldest is their son Noah.

How Much is Edson Barboza Worth?

Edson Barboza has been estimated to have around a $5 million net worth. 

How Tall is Edson Barboza?

Edson Barboza is 5 foot 11 inches. This measures out to be 180.34 cm.

How Much Does Edson Barboza Weigh? 

Edson Barboza has been recently weighed in at 145 lbs or 65.77 kg. This lands him in the featherweight class in UFC. 

Edson Barboza’s Fight List

Before Edson Barboza started his MMA career, he competed in Muay Thai and kickboxing competitions in Brazil. During this time he had fought men such as Marcos Rodrigues, Marfio Canoletti, and Tadeu San Martino. Within the 28 matches he fought, he only ever lost three of them. This would most certainly propel him into the sport of MMA.

After leaving Brazil, he would go on to fight numerous men in MMA matches within the lightweight and featherweight rankings. These fights and opponents would include:

  • Real Fighting Championships 17 (2009) - Aaron Steadman
  • Renaissance MMA 12 (2009) - Lee King
  • Renaissance MMA 15 (2009) - Lee King
  • Ring of Combat 28 (2010) - Nabih Barakat
  • Renaissance MMA 16 (2010) - Jose Figueroa
  • Ring of Combat 30 (2010) - Marcelo Guidici 
  • UFC 123 (2010) - Mike Lullo
  • UFC 128 (2011) - Anthony Njokuani
  • UFC 134 (2011) - Ross Pearson
  • UFC 142 (2012) - Terry Etim
  • UFC 146 (2012) - Jamie Varner
  • UFC on FX: Belfort vs. Bisping (2013) - Lucas Martins
  • UFC 162 (2013) - Rafaello Oliveira
  • UFC on Fox: Johnson vs. Benavidez 2 (2013) - Danny Castillo
  • UFC on Fox: Werdum vs. Browne (2014) - Donald Cerrone
  • UFC Fight Night: Cowboy vs. Miller (2014) - Evan Dunham
  • UFC Fight Night: Edgar vs. Swanson (2014) - Bobby Green
  • UFC Fight Night: Bigfoot vs. Mir (2015) - Michael Johnson
  • UFC on Fox: Dillashaw vs. Barao 2 (2015) - Paul Felder
  • The Ultimate Fighter: Team McGregor vs. Team Faber Finale (2015) - Tony Ferguson
  • UFC 197 (2016) - Anthony Pettis
  • UFC on Fox: Holm vs. Shevchenko (2016) - Gilbert Melendez
  • UFC Fight NIght: Belfort vs. Gastelum (2017) - Beneil Dariush 
  • UFC 219 (2017) - Khabib Nurmagomedov
  • UFC Fight Night: Barboza vs. Lee (2018) - Kevin Lee
  • UFC on Fox: Lee vs. Iaquinta 2 (2018) - Dan Hooker
  • UFC on ESPN: Barboza vs. Gaethje (2019) - Justin Gaethje
  • UFC 242 (2019) - Paul Felder
  • UFC on ESPN: Overeem vs. Harris (2020) - Dan Ige
  • UFC Fight Night: Moraes vs. Sandhagen (2020) - Makwan Amirkhani
  • UFC 262 (2021) - Shane Burgos
  • UFC on ESPN: Barboza vs. Chikadze (2021) - Giga Chikadze
  • UFC 272 (2022) - Bryce Mitchell

Edson Barboza also has an upcoming fight with Ilia Topuria during UFC Fight Night 213 on October 29, 2022. 

Edson Barboza’s Best Fight of All Time

One of Edson Barboza’s most notable fights of all time was against Beneil Dariush on March 11, 2017. It was UFC Fight Night: Belfort vs. Gastelum and the two men were ready to go all out. Dariush was also a tough contender within the lightweight rankings at the time. The first round was a frustrating one for Barboza, unable to set up any of his signature kicks he is most well known for. Dariush was obviously prepared for the devastating blows Barboza is capable of. Well, he wasn’t prepared enough. In the second round, landed a knee straight to Dariush’s head. By minute three and thirty-five seconds, Barboza had won by knockout.

Who Did Edson Barboza Lose To?

During Edson Barboza’s career in MMA, he has only lost eleven matches. The competitors he has lost to include:

  • Bryce Mitchell (unanimous decision)
  • Giga Chikadze (TKO)
  • Dan Ige (split decision)
  • Paul Felder (split decision)
  • Justin Gaethje (KO)
  • Kevin Lee (TKO)
  • Khabib Nurmagomedov (unanimous decision)
  • Tony Ferguson (submission)
  • Michael Johnson (unanimous decision)
  • Donald Cerrone (submission)
  • Jamie Varner (TKO)

He is currently on a two loss streak. Hopefully he is able to make a comeback with his upcoming fight against Ilia Topuria on October 29, 2022. 

Edson Barboza’s Record

Edson Barboza’s professional fighting history is quite extensive, aging all the way back to 2009. He has fought in thirty-three professional MMA matches. Barboza has won twenty-two of these fights; thirteen of the won matches ended by KO/TKO and one by submission. The eight remaining successful fights were won by decision. Edson Barboza has only lost eleven of his fights. 

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Edson Barboza’s Injuries

There currently is no news about any serious injuries sustained by Edson Barboza. 

Is Edson Barboza Retired?

Edson Barboza is still very active within the UFC to this day. Barboza holds the thirteenth spot among featherweight fighters of the UFC. He is highly popular and people are mesmerized by his style of fighting. Edson Barboza will be fighting at UFC Fight Night 213 on October 29, 2022. His opponent will be Ilia Topuria who currently has a record of twelve wins and no losses.

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