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"Junior"
Edson Barboza
#14 Featherweight Division • 21-9-0 (W-L-D)

Stats & Records

  • 12
    Wins by Knockout
  • 7
    Wins by Decision
  • 2
    First Round Finishes
Striking accuracy 43% 43%

Striking accuracy

Sig. Strikes Landed
922
Sig. Strikes Attempted
2157
Grappling accuracy 47% 47%

Grappling accuracy

Takedowns Landed
7
Takedowns Attempted
15
4.01
Sig. Str. Landed
Per Min
4.18
Sig. Str. Absorbed
Per Min
0.46
Takedown avg
Per 15 Min
0.07
Submission avg
Per 15 Min
60
%
Sig. Str. Defense
80
%
Takedown Defense
0.65
Knockdown Ratio
10:58
Average fight time

Sig. Str. By Position

Standing
866 (94%)
Clinch
29 (3%)
Ground
27 (3%)

Sig. Str. by target

43% 398 Head 29% 263 Body 28% 261 Leg

Win By Way

KO/TKO
12 (60%)
DEC
7 (35%)
SUB
1 (5%)

Event Results

Biography

Status
Active
Hometown
Nova Friburgo, Brazil
Trains at
Ricardo Almeida / Valor MMA
Age
34
Height
71.00
Weight
155.00
Octagon Debut
Nov. 21, 2010
Reach
75.00
Leg reach
41.00
Q & A

When and why did you start training for fighting? I began fighting professionally in MMA in 2009, but I’ve wanted to fight my whole life.

What ranks and titles have you held? Renaissance MMA Championship, and Ring of Combat Championship, purple belt in BJJ

Do you have any heroes? Jesus Christ is my hero.

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It means a dream realized, but I don't want to just fight; I want to give a show for the UFC's fans.

What was your job before you started fighting? I have always been a fighter, since I was eight years old.

Favorite grappling technique: Half guard

Favorite Striking technique: All combinations of punches and kicks.