Edson Barboza Biography

( 1986 - )
June 21, 2017
First published on:June 21, 2017
by James

Facts of Edson Barboza

Date of Birth: 1986, January 21
Age: 34 years old
Birth Nation: Brazil
Height: 5 Feet 11 Inch
Birth Name Edson Mendes Barboza Jr
Birth Place Nova Friburgo
Famous Name Edson Barboza
Net Worth $3,241,000
Salary N/A
Nationality Brazilian
Ethnicity white
Currently Working For MMA
Currently Married Yes
Married to Bruna Barboza

Synopsis Edson Barboza who born as Edson Mendes Barboza Jr. is a professional Brazilian mixed martial artist and former Muay Thai kick boxer who fights in the lightweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. As of August 27, 2016, he ranked #6 in the official UFC lightweight rankings. Early Life & Background Edson Barboza was born on January 21, in 1986, in Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He is Brazilian. His ethnicity is unknown at this time. His zodiac sign is Aquarius. At the age of eight, he started practicing and competing in Muay Thai. His professional career started in 2009. On his debut fight, he defeated Aaron Steadman via TKO (flying knee and punches) in the first round.

Professional MMA Career

Before competing at UFC, Edson Barboza holds the titles of Renaissance MMA Championship and Ring of Combat Championship. He started his career with UFC in 2010. On his debut fight, he faced Mike Lullo at UFC 123. He won the fight via TKO (leg kicks) in the third round. Upon defeating Mike, on March 19, 2011, at UFC 128, he faced Anthony Njokuani. He won the fight via unanimous decision in the third round.

On July 23, 2016, at UFC on Fox 20, Edson Barboza faced Gilbert Melendez and won the fight via unanimous decision. On March 11, 2017, at UFC Fight Night: Belfort vs. Gastelum, he faced Beniel Dariush. He won the fight via KO (flying knee) in the second round. He has total nineteen wins in twenty-three matches. His wins include eleven by knockouts, one by submissions, and seven were by decisions.

Fighting Style

Edson Barboza is popular for his dangerous kicking game. According to Joe Rogan, Barboza is “probably the best kicker in MMA”. He is also well known for his effective use of “switch kicks.”

Personal Life & Affair

Edson Barboza is a married man. He married his girlfriend Bruna Barboza after having a long affair in 2014. Currently, they are living as a married couple. There is no any rumor of separation between the lovely couple. Together they have a child as a son. He is the son of Edson Barboza and Leila Barboza. He has not given any of info about his siblings.

Edson Barboza is a devoted Christian. He believes in Jesus Christ. He also mentioned, “Jesus Christ is my hero.” He has not received any degree from the University. He has reached the age of 31 now. He is awesome in his job. He has a successful future ahead. He has a great physique. He has a standard height of 5 feet and 11 inch, which is around 1.80m. His weight is around 70 kg.

Net Worth & Social Networking Involvements

Edson Barboza is available for his admirers on Twitter and Instagram. He is one of the highest paid MMA fighters. His annual salary is $926,000. As of 2015, he has an estimated net worth of $3,241,000. 

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