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Brazil vs USA: Edson Barboza, Paul Felder fight at ‘UFC 242’ in Abu Dhabi, UAE

Edson Barboza, Paul Felder

  • Promotion: Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC)
  • Title: “UFC 242”
  • Venue: The Arena, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
  • Date: September 7, 2019

Countries represented

Fighters

Brazil

  1. Carlos Diego Ferreira
  2. Davi “The Tasmanian Devil” Ramos
  3. Edson “Junior” Barboza

Canada

  1. Nordine Taleb

England

  1. Lerone “The Miracle” Murphy

Finland

  1. Teemu Packalen

France

  1. Fares “Smile Killer” Ziam

Georgia

  1. Liana “Mgeli” Jojua

Germany

  1. Ottman “Bulldozer” Azaitar

Japan

  1. Takashi Sato

Morocco

  1. Ottman “Bulldozer” Azaitar

Russia

  1. Omari “Wolverine” Akhmedov
  2. Muslim “King of Kung Fu” Salikhov
  3. Zubaira “Warrior” Tukhugov
  4. Mairbek “Beckan” Taisumov
  5. Shamil “Abrek” Abdurakhimov
  6. Islam Makhachev
  7. Khabib “The Eagle” Nurmagomedov
 

Scotland

  1. Joanne “JoJo” Calderwood

South Africa

  1. Don “Magic Man” Madge

United States

  1. Zak Cummings
  2. Belal “Remember the Name” Muhammad
  3. Sarah “Cheesecake” Moras
  4. Andrea “KGB” Lee
  5. Curtis “Razor” Blaydes
  6. Paul “The Irish Dragon” Felder
  7. Dustin “The Diamond” Poirier


Bout #: 12 of 13 (Co-Main Event)
 

Blue Corner

  • Name: Paul “The Irish Dragon” Felder
  • Age: 35
  • Hometown: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Gym: Roufusport, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
  • Professional MMA record before fight night: 16 wins, 4 losses
  • UFC record before fight night: 8 wins, 4 losses
  • Opponents defeated in the UFC before fight night: Jason Saggo, Danny Castillo, Daron Cruickshank, Josh Burkman, Alex Ricci, Stevie Ray, Charles Oliveira, James Vick

Red Corner

  • Name: Edson “Junior” Barboza
  • Age: 33
  • Hometown: Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Gym: The Armory, Jupiter, Florida, United States
  • Professional MMA record before fight night: 20 wins, 7 losses
  • UFC record before fight night: 14 wins, 7 losses
  • Opponents defeated in the UFC before fight night: Mike Lullo, Anthony Njokuani, Ross Pearson, Terry Etim, Lucas Martins, Rafaello Oliveira, Danny Castillo, Evan Dunham, Bobby Green, Paul Felder, Anthony Pettis, Gilbert Melendez, Beneil Dariush, Daniel Hooker

Result

  • Division: Lightweight
  • Referee: Herb Dean
  • Winner: PAUL FELDER
  • Method: Split Decision
  • Time and Round: 5:00 of Round 3

The main event of “UFC 242” was a UFC Lightweight Championship title unification bout between current champion Khabib “The Eagle” Nurmagomedov, 30, of Makhachkala, Dagestan, Russia and interim champion Dustin “The Diamond” Poirier, 30, of Coconut Creek, Florida, United States.

“UFC Fight Night 157” was the third UFC event to take place in Abu Dhabi. Check the complete results on Conan Daily.

Watch the full post-fight press conference here:

 

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