Between the UFC’s breakneck schedule and the recent trend regarding the recruitment of young fighters to its roster, it can be shockingly easy to forget about the promotion’s veterans who continue to contribute so much.
Edson Barboza, for example, is one of many Brazilian war horses whose careers have quietly defied logic.
Staying afloat in the UFC is difficult enough, but doing so for as long as he has in the sport’s deepest divisions is something that shouldn’t be taken for granted. And though many fighters begin to drop off at this point in their careers, Barboza has continued to produce highlight-reel moments against young lions looking to take his spot.
This post pays homage to a Brazilian who – like Marco Ruas and Anderson Silva before him – forever influenced the striking that we see in today’s world of MMA.
Without further ado, here are Edson’s Barboza’s UFC knockouts, ranked.