Ultimate Fighting Championship is back in Abu Dhabi for the first time since 2014, delivering the possible highest pay-per-view event of 2019! The UFC 242 will take place on September 7, 2019, at Yas Island in Abu Dhabi. Join us as we are bringing you the live UFC Results from the purposely built Stadium, set for the main event fireworks between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Dustin Poirier.
The co-main event is set for the rematch between the two aggressive standup fighters! It has been tough to watch one of the best strikers in the UFC roster going 1-3 in previous fights. However, after the recent loss to Justin Gaethje, Edson Barboza (20-7-0) is motivated than ever to quickly bounce back! In his own words, we will undoubtedly see the best version of “Junior” this Saturday. Anyway, this is easier said than done when you have a highlight real knockout artist Paul Felder (16-4-0) standing on your way. Felder has been grinding his way under the radar for some time now, and after putting phenomenal performance against James Vick, “The Irish Dragon” will try to prove himself as a contender with a win over Brazilian.
Check out the live play-by-play action below:
Rd 1 – Barboza immediately lands a leg kick. Felder responds with the spinning back fist, blocked by Barboza. Both fighters are very aggressive early! Barboza is landing leg kick as Felder counters with the hooks. Felder starts pressing forward. However, Barboza lands a leg kick and follows with a hard left hook. Felder slows the action and initiates the clinch. Barboza separates as Felder rips the body! Brazilian continues to land hard leg kicks. They are both throwing with violent intentions! Felder pushes with the right hand and initiates another clinch. Barboza separates and destroys the body with another kick! The referee stops the fight due to headbutt. The fight continues. Both fighters are swinging and landing! Barboza is looking faster during the exchanges. Felder is loading on the punches. Hard kick to the body lands for Barboza! Felder continues with the pressure and lands a nice right hand! However, Barboza returns with the left.
Rd 2 – Felder takes the center and immediately starts landing hard left hands! Barboza counters with a couple of kicks. This is a pure kickboxing match! Barboza again attacking the body! Felder is focusing on boxing combos as Barboza has a lot of success with the kicks. Barboza times the double leg and scores a powerful takedown! He is in the guard position. Felder is landing hard elbows from the bottom! Both fighters are bleeding! Felder shoots for the armbar! Barboza is defending well! He escapes but Felder manages to stand. He continues with the pressure. Felder catches Barboza coming in with a nice left hook. However, Barboza returns with the left! Felder goes to the body and initiates the clinch against the cage. He grabs the single leg but Barboza escapes. Barboza continues to destroy the lead leg of Felder. On the other hand, Felder dives for a double leg but fails to secure the takedown.
Rd 3 – Felder establishes the forward pressure and is looking to initiate the brawl! He gets Barboza with the right hand! Barboza is using a lot of energy in his movement and it seems like he is slowing down. However, his kicks are still there. Felder explodes and lands a couple of hard shots! They are both absorbing heavy shots in this fight so far. Felder closes the distance and lands a two punch combo! However, Barboza sticks with the kicks. Barboza lands a big knee! He fires a spinning kick but eats a spinning back fists! They are both very creative. Felder is walking Barboza and throwing big! He is also receiving a lot of damage coming in. Felder is back in the clinch. Barboza has absorbed a lot of damage in this round. Barboza separates. They are both throwing with violent intentions!