Edson Barboza vs. Justin Gaethje Staredown
UFC is returning to the business this Saturday night (March 30, 2019) with UFC on ESPN 2 MMA event which takes place from inside Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
The main headliner features an intriguing lightweight bout between Brazilian sensation Edson Barboza and Justin Gaethje. Both fighters came face to face for a final time before their clash at today’s UFC On ESPN 2 weigh-ins.
Check out the staredown video below:
Who is ready for some violence? @EdsonBarbozaJr and @Justin_Gaethje faced off for the first and only time ahead of their potential "Fight of the Year" tomorrow night. #UFCPhiladelphia pic.twitter.com/4bPUdcgiYB
— MMA Junkie (@MMAJunkie) March 29, 2019
Barboza recently snapped a two-fight losing skid after defeating Dan Hooker via TKO in the third round at UFC on FOX 31 last December. Meanwhile, Gaethje also got back into a winning column after scoring a knockout win over James Vick last August.
Both lightweight strikers are known for their vicious strikes and knockout capabilities. Justin earned most wins via his leg kicks and hand usage, but Barboza gained a reputation of one of the most dangerous strikers in the UFC who scored victories from the use of body punch, body kick, head kick, leg kicks, and a flying knee.
Who do you think will emerge as a winner when two strikers will throw down?