Another significant lightweight title fight has been added to UFC 242 in Abu Dhabi when Edson Barboza takes on Paul Felder, as reported by MMA Junkie.
This will be a rematch of a bout that occurred four years ago, which saw Edson Barboza pick up the unanimous decision victory. Four years later, Paul Felder is on the rise with wins in four out of his last five fights, including the biggest victory in his UFC career over James Vick in his most recent outing. Felder has a MMA record of 16-4 and is currently ranked #10 in the lightweight division.
Edson Barboza (20-7) has lost
three of his last four fights, most recently falling to Justin Gaethje via
first-round KO in the main event of UFC Philadelphia. Barboza’s lone victory in
his last four fights came against Dan Hooker in a vicious third-round KO. Edson
Barboza will look to play spoiler to Felder’s redemption script when the two
meet at UFC 242.
UFC 242 takes place from September
7th from The Arena in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, streaming live on
ESPN+. With the addition of this lightweight bout, the current lineup for the
Lightweight Championship Bout: Khabib Nurmagomedov (c) vs. Interim champ Dustin Poirier
Shamil Abdurakhimov vs. Curtis
Edson Barboza vs. Paul Felder
Joanne Calderwood vs. Andrea Lee
Islam Makhachev vs. Davi Ramos
Diego Ferreira vs. Mairbek
Belal Muhammad vs. Takashi Sato
Ottman Azaitar vs. Teemu Packalen
Bruno Silva vs. Khalid Taha
Muslim Salikhov vs. Nordine Taleb
Who wins? Edson Barboza or Paul