Edson Barboza vs. Justin Gaethje Set To Headline UFC On ESPN 2

UFC Lightweight Contenders Gaethje And Barboza Will Square Off On March 30 In Philadelphia

Earlier this afternoon UFC officials announced via their Twitter account that UFC lightweight contenders Justin Gaethje and Edson Barboza to headline UFC On ESPN 2 event which takes place in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on March 30.

Absolute fireworks — for five rounds!

🇧🇷 @EdsonBarbozaJr meets 🇺🇸 @Justin_Gaethje in the main event at #UFCPhiladelphia March 30!

🎟 on sale ➡️ Feb. 8

A former World Series of Fighting champion (WSOF), Justin Gaethje recently snapped two-fight losing streak after picking up a first-round knockout win over James Vick at UFC Fight Night 135 last August and took home $50,000 “Performance of the Night” paycheck.

Brazilian sensation Barboza (20-6) was riding on a two-fight skid with losses coming against Khabib Nurmagomedov and Kevin Lee but came back to winning column after scoring a third-round TKO win over Dan Hooker at UFC on FOX 31 last month.

Also on this card include a strawweight bout between Karolina Kowalkiewicz and Michelle Waterson, while flyweight prospects Alexa Grasso and Marina Rodriguez will also get their hands dirty.

Who do you think between two hard-hitting lightweight contenders will emerge victoriously?

Published on January 22, 2019 at 7:53 pm
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