It’s better late than never for Edson Barboza inside a sold-out crowd of 17,000 in the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. on Saturday, May 15.
After Barboza landed a right cross, it took about three seconds before Burgos fell backwards into the cage. Barboza pounced on the opportunity and earned the finish.
It marked the end to an active affair. Barboza established his leg kicks early, setting the pace for rounds one and two.
Edson BarbozaThe right hand Shane Burgos made it a quick night at UFC 262 on Saturday, May 15.
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The vacant lightweight championship is on the line as Charles Oliveira and Michael Chandler headline UFC 262 in front of 17,000 fans on Saturday, May 15.
The co-main event features another lightweight affair as Tony Ferguson faces Beniel Dariush inside the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas.
Kicking off the main card is a scrap between ranked featherweights, No. 9 Shane Burgos and No. 13 Edson Barboza.
In Burgos’ last outing, he suffered a decision defeat to Josh Emmett at UFC on ESPN 11 last June. It snapped a three-fight win streak for the New York native, including victories over Makwan Amirkhani, Cub Swanson and Kurt Holobaugh.
Burgos was expected to turn around against Hakeem Dawodu at UFC 257 on Jan. 23, but an injury forced Dawodu to pull out.
Barboza is in search of his second UFC victory at featherweight. He most recently earned a decision nod against Amirkhani at UFC Fight Night 179 last October.
The win snapped a three0fight skid for Barboza. He is 1-1 at featherweight inside the octagon, losing a decision to Dan Ige at UFC on ESPN 8 a year ago.
Here is how the featherweight bout between Shane Burgos and Edson Barboza went down at UFC 262, including round-by-round scoring. For full results of the event, check them out right here.
Shane Burgos knocks out Edson Barboza
Barboza lets his leg kicks go early. Barboza showing a speed advantage right away, lands a right hand. Burgos is taking some damage to his legs early. Barboza mixing up his strikes, going to the body, landing leg kicks. Barboza throws a signature spinning back kick, but gives up his back. Burgos is unable to hold on to Barboza. Burgos tries to establish his jab. Barboza taking some punches. Burgos lands a jab, but countered by a right hand from Barboza. Barboza stuns Burgos with a right hand. Barboza countering, Burgos trying to pressure his opponent. Burgos lands a left as Barboza circles out. It’s the end to a active opening round.
MyMMANews scores it 10-9 for Barboza
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Burgos signals money signs with his hands before the start of the second round. Barboza goes back to leg kicks early in the second. Barboza lands another kick to the body of Burgos. Burgos trying to press his opponent. Barboza is bleeding from his right shin. Barboza ends a combination with a left hook. Burgos lands a left kick up the middle. Barboza continues to throw leg kicks despite a cut on his right shin. Burgos eats a jab from Barboza. Barboza with more leg kicks, being active. Barboza puts together another combination, mixing it up. Burgos eats a knee. Burgos lands a jab and a cross. Barboza throws a spinning head kick, misses. Heavy output in round two.
MyMMANews scores it 20-18 for Barboza
They tap gloves. Barboza misses with a right hook. Burgos lands a leg kick early. Barboza lands a low kick. Barboza lands a left jab and right hand. Burgos steps back, but then begins to fall backwards into the fence. A delayed reaction. Barboza swarms Burgos and gets the finish
Official result: Edson Barboza defeated Shane Burgos via TKO at 1:16 in round 3.
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