Edson Barboza vs. Rafaello Oliveira
Round 1: Barboza lands a hard leg kick. Oliveira moves in with a left hand. Barboza lands another leg kick. He delivers a kick to the body followed by a left hook to the body. Barboza continues to land leg kicks. Oliveira steps in with a right hand. Oliveira works for a takedown but Barboza defends the attempt. Oliveira moving forward while Barboza works on the outside. Oliveira goes for another takedown but Barboza shakes it off. Barboza is constantly landing leg kicks. Oliveira closes the distance but Barboza pushes him to the side. They exchange punches to the midsection. Oliveira is limping from the leg kicks. Barboza continues to punish Oliveira’s front leg. Barboza misses with a wheel kick at the bell. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Barboza.
Round 2: Barboza continues his leg kick strategy. Oliveira catches one and gets the fight to the ground, but Barboza immediately gets back to his feet. The leg kicks are taking their toll on Oliveira. Barboza lands another that knocks Oliveira down. He lets Oliveira up. Oliveira’s leg buckles every time Barboza lands a leg kick. Barboza delivers two more and Oliveira is down again. The referee stops the fight due to leg kicks.
The official time of the technical knockout was 1:24, of the first round.