Current rankings @ Featherweight
When is Barboza vs Topuria?
Edson Barboza could potentially face Ilia Topuria, in Late 2023.
The fight would be scheduled for 3 rounds in the Featherweight division, which means the weight limit would be 145 pounds (10.4 stone or 65.8 KG).
Barboza vs Topuria stats
Edson Barboza would step into the octagon with a record of 22 wins, 11 loses and 0 draws, 13 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 1 by submission.
Ilia Topuria would make his way to the cage with an unblemished record of 14 wins and 0 draws, with 4 of those by knock out and 8 by submission.
The stats suggest Barboza would have a large advantage in power over Topuria, boasting at 59% knock out percentage over Topuria's 29%.
If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Topuria would have a massive advantage over Barboza, boosting at 57% submission rate over Barboza's 5%.
Edson Barboza is the older man by 11 years, at 37 years old.
Barboza has a height advantage of 4 inches over Topuria. This also extends to a 6-inch reach advantage.
Barboza is currently the more experienced professional fighter, having had 19 more fights, and made his debut in 2009, 5 years and 11 months earlier than Topuria, whose first professional fight was in 2015. He has fought 54 more professional rounds, 77 to Topuria's 23.
Barboza vs Topuria form
Barboza has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going to the judges once.
In his last fight, he defeated Billy Quarantillo at UFC Fight Night – Holloway vs. Allen on 15th April 2023 by knockout in the 1st round at T-Mobile Center, Kansas City, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Bryce Mitchell at UFC 272 on 5th March 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had lost to Giga Chikadze at UFC Vegas 35 on 28th August 2021 by knockout in the 3rd round at UFC APEX, Enterprise.
Before that, he had defeated Shane Burgos at UFC 262 on 15th May 2021 by knockout in the 3rd round at Toyota Center, Houston.
He had beat Makwan Amirkhani at UFC Fight Island 5 on 10th October 2020 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC Fight Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Topuria remains undefeated as a professional, stopping 2 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he won against Josh Emmett at UFC Fight Night – Emmett vs. Topuria on 24th June 2023 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at : VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville, United States.
Previous to that, he had won against Bryce Mitchell at UFC 282 on 10th December 2022 by submission in the 2nd round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had beat Jai Herbert at UFC Fight Night London on 19th March 2022 by knockout in the 2nd round at 02 Arena, London, United Kingdom.
Before that, he had defeated Ryan Hall at UFC 264 on 10th July 2021 by knockout in the 1st round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.
He had won against Youssef Zalal at UFC Fight Island 5 on 10th October 2020 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC Fight Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
In terms of recent activity, Ilia Topuria has been fighting more than Edson Barboza.
Edson Barboza last fought 5 months and 9 days ago, while Ilia Topuria's last outing was 3 months ago.
Barboza's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 11 months and 14 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 7 months and 3 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 13 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.6 rounds on average.
Topuria's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 11 months and 14 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 7 months and 3 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 13 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.6 rounds on average.
What are the odds on Barboza vs Topuria?
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