Report: Edson Barboza Signs New UFC Deal
By FCF Staff
It looks like Edson Barboza’s decade-plus run with the Ultimate Fighting Championship is going to continue.
The longtime lightweight contender, who dropped to featherweight last year, was zoning in on the end of his UFC contract. The now 35-year-old Barboza joined the UFC back in 2010.
According to a report from MMA Fighting, Barboza’s manager, Alex Davis, has confirmed the Brazilian fighter has signed a multi-fight extension with the UFC. No terms of the contract were disclosed.
“The UFC has opted to re-sign Barboza and keep him on the roster, and keep him active going forward,” Davis was quoted saying in the report. “Barboza and I believe he has what it takes to make a run for the belt and become champion, and that’s his focus.”
Barboza (21-9) lost via split decision in his featherweight debut to Dan Ige. But, in his last outing in October, he outscored Makwan Amirkhani for the decision win.
The dangerous striker is 2-3 in his last 5 bouts.