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Who won Felder vs Barboza?
Paul Felder beat Edson Barboza by split decision in their 3 round contest, during the co-main event of UFC 242, on Saturday 7th September 2019 at du Arena in Abu Dhabi.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Paul Felder.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Lightweight division, which meant the weight limit was 155 pounds (11.1 stone or 70.3 KG).
Felder vs Barboza stats
Paul Felder stepped into the ring with a record of 16 wins, 4 loses and 0 draws, 10 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 1 by submission.
Edson Barboza made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 0 wins and 0 draws.
The stats suggested Felder had a massive power advantage over Barboza, boasting at 63% knock out percentage over Barboza's 0%.
Paul Felder was the older man by 2 years, at 37 years old.
Barboza had 5-inch reach advantage.
Felder was arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 20 more fights, and made his debut in 2011, 2 year and 7 months later than Barboza, whose first professional fight was in 2009. He had fought 15 less professional rounds, 59 to Barboza's 74.
Felder vs Barboza form
Felder had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges twice.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to Dan Hooker at UFC on ESPN+ 26 on 22nd February 2020 by split decision in their 5 round contest at Spark Arena, Auckland, New Zealand.
Previous to that, he had defeated Edson Barboza at UFC 242 on 7th September 2019 by split decision in their 3 round contest at du Arena, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Going into that contest, he had beat James Vick at UFC on ESPN 1 on 17th February 2019 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Talking Stick Resort Arena, Phoenix, United States.
Before that, he had been beaten by Mike Perry at UFC 226 on 7th July 2018 by split decision in their 3 round contest at T-Mobile Arena, Last Vegas.
He had won against Stevie Ray at UFC Fight Night 113 on 16th July 2017 by knockout in the 1st round at SSE Hydro Arena, Glasgow, Scotland.
Barboza had beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight before this contest, 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.
Previous to that, he had lost to Dan Ige at UFC Fight Night Jacksonville on 16th May 2020 by split decision in their 3 round contest at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville, United States.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Paul Felder at UFC 242 on 7th September 2019 by split decision in their 3 round contest at du Arena, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Before that, he had lost to Justin Gaethje at UFC on ESPN 2 on 30th March 2019 by knockout in the 1st round at Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, United States.
He had beat Dan Hooker at UFC on FOX 31 on 15th December 2018 by knockout in the 3rd round at Wisconsin Entertainment and Sports Center, Milwaukee.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Edson Barboza had been fighting more than Paul Felder.
Going to this contest, Paul Felder had last fought 1 year, 6 months and 26 days ago, while Edson Barboza's last outing had been 11 months and 7 days ago.
Felder's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 2 months and 1 day, meaning he had been fighting on average every 10 months. In those fights, he fought a total of 15 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3 rounds on average.
Barboza's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 9 months and 2 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 20 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 13 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.6 rounds on average.