Edson Barboza Net Worth: MMA Fighter & Championship
Facts of Edson Barboza Net Worth: MMA Fighter & Championship
|Net worth||$3.3 million|
|Date of Birth:||1986 January 21|
|First Name||Edson Mendes|
|Age:||36 years old|
|Height:||5 Feet 11 Inch|
Edson Barboza Net Worth
A Brazilian mixed martial artist and former Muay Thai kickboxer, Edson Barboza has the net worth which is estimated to be $3.3 million. He competes in the lightweight division of the Ultimate Fight Championship.
UFC Fighter Edson Barboza’s Earnings From Fight
Barboza was competitive since 2009 who dominated Renaissance MMA and Ring of Combat leagues before making his way into the UFC. He won his first three bouts but lost his first fight at UFC 146 against Jamie Varner on May 2012. But he has been virtually flawless which helped him to win all three of his fights in 2013. He beat Lucas Martins in the first round in January in which his earning was $23,000 plus $23,000 win bonus. But in July, he won the match against Rafaello Oliveira via TKO at UFC 162 which earned him $23,000 and also the win bonus worth $23,000. Then finally in December, he brought his third victory of the year when he won a tough battle against Danny Castillo via decision. From this fight, he earned worth $52,000 including his win bonus and another $50,000 for his “Fight of the Night” honors.
Ultimate Fighting Championship
Barboza was given to make his UFC debut against Daren Elkins on November 20, 2010, at UFC 123 but due to the injury of Elkins, he was replaced by newcomer Mike Lullo. Barboza defeated Lullo in the third round by RKO due to leg kicks.On March 19, 2011, at UFC 128, Barboza won against Anthony Njokuani by unanimous decision but both fighters were honored by “Fight of the Night”. Then Barboza defeated Ross Pearson at UFC 134 via split decision and both fighters earned “Fight of the Night” bonus honors.
Then on January 14, 2012, at UFC 142, Barboza faced Terry Etim and defeated him by KO in the third round, becoming the first fighter in UFC history to finish an opponent via wheel kick. From this match, he earned his first “Knockout of the Night” bonus award and several media outlets ranked it as the top knockout of 2012. Then on May 26, 2012, at UFC 146, he was expected to face Evan Dunham but dropped out of the bout due to injury and was replaced by returning veteran Jamie Varner. This was his first professional MMA loss via knockout in the first round.
On January 19, 2013, at UFC on FX 7, Barboza was expected to face Justin Salas but due to his injury, he was replaced by promotional newcomer Lucas Martin in which Barboza defeated him via TKO. Then on July 6, 2013, at UFC 162 he was scheduled to face John Makdessi but due to an injury, he was subsequently replaced by Rafaello Oliveira in which he won the fight by TKO due to leg kicks in the second round.
Giving continuity to his winning streak, Barboza faced Beneil Dariush on March 11, 2017, at UFC Fight Night 106 in which he won the fight via knockout due to a flying knee in the second round and subsequently earned his first “Performance of the Night” bonus award.
Upcoming Matches between Edson Barboza vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov
A very interesting lightweight matchup between two top-ranked 155-pound contenders Edson Barboza and Khabib Nurmagomedov has been booked for the UFC’s year-end show which Dec 30 at UFC 219 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Barboza accepted the challenge but Nurmagomedov was holding out hope to get a shot against UFC interim lightweight champion Tony Ferguson which would, in turn, free up UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor to fight Nate Diaz in a trilogy match. Nermagonedov would be willing to fight Barboza if the plan turned out to be McGregor VS Ferguson.
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