Round 1: The touch gloves and the UFC 142 pay-per-view has begun. Etim quickly goes for a takedown but Barboza shakes it off. Etim shoots in and gets a takedown but Barboza sweeps him and gets back to his feet. Barboza lands a solid outside leg kick. Etim working to set up his jab. He throws a double jab. Barboza with a powerful outside leg kick. He takes it to an inside leg kick. Etim with a lead left hook. Barboza counters with a right hand. Etim lands his jab. Barboza throws a high kick. Etim shoots for a takedown and Barboza defends. Etim is back to utilizing his jab. Barboza lands back to back leg kicks. He misses with a big right hand. Barboza lands a spinning back kick to the body in the closing seconds. MMAWeekly.com scores the round 10-9 for Barboza.
Round 2: Etim lands his jab. Barboza lands two solid leg kicks. Etim moves in with an outside leg kick and moves to a high kick that’s blocked. Barboza delivers a powerful outside leg kick. Etim looks for a takedown and it is stuffed. Barboza lands a knee to the body on the separation. More leg kicks by Barboza. Etim is starting to check the kicks. At the midway mark, it has been Barboza’s leg kicks that have defined the round. Etim lands an outside leg kick of his own. Etim fires off a head kick that’s blocked. He tries a spinning back kick to the body that glanced off. Etim lands a right hand and shoots for the double leg takedown. He gets it but Barboza immediately scrambled back to his feet. Barboza lands a left to the body followed by a right hand to the head. Barboza with a leg kick. Barboza lands a switch kick to the body. MMAWeekly.com scores the round 10-9 for Barboza.
Round 3: Etim comes out fast with a leg kick. Barboza lands an outside leg kick. Etim landed a counter straight left. Barboza misses with a looping left hand. Etim looks for a takedown but Barboza easily defends it. Etim lands a knee on the break. Barboza lands a wheel kick, knocking out Etim. That was quick. A spinning heel kick to the jaw ended it.
The official time of the KO was 2:02 of the third round.