Tomorrow night the UFC returns to Philadelphia with one of the most anticipated fight nights of the year as former WSOF Champion and fan fav, Justin Gaethje takes on one of the best strikers in the scene, Edson Barboza. This fight has all the ingredients to be a fight of the night and possible fight of the year!
Since coming to the UFC in 2018, Justin Gaethje has quickly grown the reputation as the most violent fighter inside the octagon after showcasing his “never back down and just bleed” fighting style that fans crave. Gaethje has had four fights since being signed and is currently 2-2 against elite opponents, Michael Johnson, Eddie Alvarez, Dustin Poirier, and James Vick.
However in this fight the big question is if Gaethje will take in a smarter, safer fighting style after taking brutal damage throughout his career and recently said in an interview that he doesn’t have many fights left in his career at the rate he’s going and the damage he’s taking every fight. Gaethje actually grew up as a wrestler but we very rarely see him use his wrestling skills inside the cage and honestly if he is planning on going on a title run he can’t continue with his risky fighting style.
On the other side of the octagon, Edson Barboza looks to get another win after recently beating Daniel Hooker last December where he got the finish via TKO body punches. With wins over Paul Felder, Showtime Pettis and Beniel Dariush, Barboza is easily considered the best leg kick expert in the UFC. Hes only has losses to top 10 opponents like Cowboy Cerrone and the current Lightweight Champion Khabib Nurmagomedov and we can easily say if Edson can put together a few wins he could be granted a title shot and same goes for Justin Gaethje.
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