UFC officials have announced Tuesday morning that Edson Barboza (13-2 MMA, 7-2 UFC) is set to meet Evan Dunham (14-5 MMA, 7-5 UFC) at UFC Fight Night 45 in Atlantic City, N.J.
Edson Barboza has 9 knockouts, 1 submission and 3 decision victories in his MMA career. He has been knocked out and submitted once in his MMA career. He is 3-1 in his last four fights. He beat Lucas Martins via 1st Rd knockout back in January of 2013, he beat Rafaello Oliveira in June via 2nd Rd TKO and then a majority over Danny Castillo in December of 2014. In his last fight he lost to Donald Cerrone via 1st Rd rear naked choke.
UFC Fight 45 takes place July 16 at the Revel Casino Hotel. The headliner will be Donald Cerrone vs. Jim Miller. The main card will air on FOX Sports 1 following prelims set to stream on the UFC Fight Pass.
Evan Dunham has three knockouts, 6 submissions and 5 decision victories in his MMA career. He has been knocked out and submitted once in his MMA career. He is 1-3 in his last four fights. He lost to T.J. Grant via unanimous decision in September of 2012. He beat Gleison Tibau via split decision back in February of 2013. However, he lost to Rafael dos Anjos via unanimous decision in May and then lost to Donald Cerrone via Triangle Choke in November.
Here is how the rest of the card looks like:
- Donald Cerrone vs. Jim Miller
- Edson Barboza vs. Evan Dunham
- Pat Healy vs. Gleison Tibau
- John Howard vs. Rick Story
- John Lineker vs. Alptekin Ozkilic
- Aljamain Sterling vs. Hugo Viana