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Who won Ige vs Barboza?
Dan Ige beat Edson Barboza by split decision in their 3 round contest, during the main card of UFC Fight Night Jacksonville, on Saturday 16th May 2020 at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Dan Ige.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Featherweight division, which meant the weight limit was 145 pounds (10.4 stone or 65.8 KG).
Ige vs Barboza stats
Dan Ige stepped into the ring with a record of 13 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, 3 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 5 by submission.
Edson Barboza made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 0 wins and 0 draws.
The stats suggested Ige had a large advantage in power over Barboza, boasting at 23% knock out percentage over Barboza's 0%.
Dan Ige was the younger man by 5 years, at 30 years old.
Barboza had a height advantage of 4 inches over Ige. That also extended to a 4-inch reach advantage.
Ige was arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 15 more fights, and made his debut in 2014, 5 year and 1 month later than Barboza, whose first professional fight was in 2009. He had fought 26 less professional rounds, 48 to Barboza's 74.
Ige 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 won against 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 been beaten by 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 lost to 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 been beaten by 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 won against Dan Hooker at UFC on FOX 31 on 15th December 2018 by knockout in the 3rd round at Wisconsin Entertainment and Sports Center, Milwaukee.
Ige's last 4 fights had come over a period of 1 year, 7 months and 9 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 4 months and 26 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 12 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.