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Paul Felder vs Edson Barboza report
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 octagon 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 cage 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%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Felder had a slight advantage over Barboza, with a 6% submission rate over Barboza's 0%.
Paul Felder was the older man by 2 years, at 39 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 18 less professional rounds, 59 to Barboza's 77.
Felder vs Barboza form
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 lost to Bryce Mitchell at UFC 272 on 5th March 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Giga Chikadze at UFC Vegas 35 on 28th August 2021 by knockout in the 3rd round at UFC APEX, Enterprise.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Shane Burgos at UFC 262 on 15th May 2021 by knockout in the 3rd round at Toyota Center, Houston.
Before that, 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.
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.
Felder's last 4 fights had come over a period of 6 years, 3 months and 11 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 6 months and 26 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 8 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2 rounds on average.
Barboza's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years and 14 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 9 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 15 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3 rounds on average.
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