Edson Barboza vs. Evan Dunham on Tap for UFC 146 in May

February 19, 2012
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A lightweight bout has been added to the upcoming UFC 146 card in May as undefeated knockout artist Edson Barboza faces Evan Dunham.

UFC President Dana White announced the bout via Twitter on Sunday.

On his Twitter post, White stated UFC 147 in May, but UFC 146 is the card currently slated to take place in May in Las Vegas with heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos facing Alistair Overeem in the main event.

Edson Barboza returns to action for the first time since his ‘Knockout of the Night’ performance over Terry Etim in his home country of Brazil in January.

Barboza uncorked a spinning wheel kick that floored Etim and even scored him a spot on the ESPN SportsCenter top ten plays of the weekend.

Now the young Brazilian will faces a tested UFC veteran in Evan Dunham.

Following back-to-back losses, Dunham returned to form with wins in his last two fights. Dunham defeated Shamar Bailey and Nik Lentz, and will now hope to put the first loss on Barboza’s record in May.

  • D-rail

    Evan is the best they can do…..really? There’s so many other interesting match-ups like; Guillard, Cerone, Maynard or Stevens.

  • KingSlaughter

    cmon ufc stop padding this guys record and give him a real fight…he has potential to be champion

  • Santz

    Future lightweight champ!

  • The_SaavedraFiles

    I don’t why you guys think dunham is not a challenge , the guys pretty solid. and IMO he only has one loss which is to guillard. he for sure beat sherk. i think its a great fight.