One of the brightest prospects in MMA returns at UFC 142 as Edson Barboza Jr. takes on British fighter Terry Etim in Brazil.
UFC officials announced the new bout on Tuesday.
At 9-0, Edson Barboza Jr. has been nothing short of impressing thus far in his UFC career. Barboza crushed Mike Lullo in his UFC debut using a multitude of leg kicks to finish the fight, before putting on a ‘Fight of the Night’ performance alongside fellow striker Anthony Njokuani.
Barboza had his toughest test in the Octagon when he faced former ‘Ultimate Fighter’ winner Ross Pearson at UFC 134, but he was able to pull out the victory and move to 3-0 in the UFC.
Hoping to build on his last win, Terry Etim (15-3) gets another fight just days after his latest victory in the UFC. Etim returned after a 19-month layoff over the weekend where he submitted Edward Faaloloto in just 17 seconds.
Now he faces a very tough test in Barboza as the two lightweights square off in Brazil.