Two male featherweights look set to touch gloves at UFC 262 when Shane Burgos and Edson Barboza meet on May 15th. The bout was first reported by Raphael Marinho of Combate.
UFC 262 To Host Shane Burgos vs Edson Barboza
Shane Burgos (13-2, 6-2 UFC) fights out of Tiger Schulmann’s Mixed Martial Arts school in New Windsor, New York. Burgos is currently coming off a unanimous decision loss to Josh Emmett in a fight that saw both fighters earn Fight of the Night honours. However, this loss for Burgos resulted in the end of his three-fight winning streak. Therefore, Burgos will be aiming to get back in the win column against the experienced Edson Barboza.
Edson Barboza (21-9, 15-9 UFC) fights out of American Top Team in Jupiter, Florida. Barboza is currently riding on a one-fight win streak after a comprehensive unanimous decision win against Makwan Amirkhani. However, prior to the unanimous decision win, Barboza was experiencing a three-fight losing streak. Therefore, Barboza will be looking to continue his upward trajectory at featherweight by getting the win against Shane Burgos.
This match-up can be seen to be a must-win for both fighters. Burgos will be looking to get back in the winning column against a vastly experienced Barboza. In a fight that if Burgos wins will be the biggest name on his record. On the other hand, Barboza needs to ensure that the UFC was right in providing him with a new multi-fight deal. While also ensuring that he made the right decision in dropping down to featherweight, after a lengthy career at lightweight.
It’s not known where the Shane Burgos vs Edson Barboza fight will land on the card but it will certainly be one to watch! The full line-up and location of UFC 262 has yet to be announced. However, the fights announced for May 15th as of yet include:
- Flyweight: Katlyn Chookagian vs Viviane Araujo
- Flyweight: Alex Perez vs Matt Schnell
- Flyweight: Antonina Shevchenko vs Andrea Lee
- Flyweight: Gina Mazany vs Priscila Cachoeira
- Featherweight: Shane Burgos vs Edson Barboza
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