Edson “Junior” Barboza is without a doubt one of the most powerful and creative strikers in all of MMA. I currently have him ranked as the #8 Lighweight (155lbs) in the world. This is a highlight video of all the best moments in his career. It really is handy in highlighting just how good Edson really is.
He has arguably the best kicks in the entire sport. He has knocked men out with kicks to the legs (:41), kicks to the body (3:03) and kicks to the head (1:23). He throws strikes from all angles, and they all have deadly precision.
His wheel-kick KO of Terry Etim (it starts at around 1:22) is still considered by many to be the greatest KO in UFC history.
Edson is a rare talent, and he is only 28 years old. He is just now starting to put his whole MMA game together, and if he keeps doing what he’s doing, he’ll be fighting for a belt in the near future.
Up next for him is a clash against fellow top ranked lightweight #13 Michael Johnson on February 22nd @UFN 61 in Porto Alegre, Brazil. A win against Johnson will put him 1 step closer to a title fight. That is one fight I cannot wait to see.