When Edson Barboza and Paul Felder fought for the first time in UFC, the year was 2015 and Felder was an undefeated fighter. However, when he met Barboza, his winning ways ended and his streak was broken. Barboza vs Felder II at UFC 242 will give ‘The Irish Dragon’ a chance at redemption. Will he be able to beat Barboza this time?
Let us take a closer look at the rivalry between the two and see who is expected to win at UFC 242.
#UFC242 Predicition. Barboza KOs Felder with 1:07 left in the 1st round.
— pmttbone (@pmttbone) August 22, 2019
UFC 242 Barboza vs Felder Rematch: Tale of the Tape
This is the second time that Barboza and Felder are clashing. The first time they met, Barboza had scored a victory over Paul Felder. Recalling his first encounter with Barboza, Felder said during a recent interview that he was ‘peeing blood’ for days after the fight which came after a ‘low blow’ from his opponent.
Felder recollects that much has changed over the past few years – but he continues to be as tough and durable as he was in 2015. Barboza, currently ranked higher (#7) on the UFC Lightweight ranking compared to Felder (#10) continues to be a favourite in this match too.
Barboza only -150 against Felder 👀
— JohnStargaryen MMA (@MmaFawkes) August 19, 2019
UFC 242 Winning Odds for Edson Barboza vs Paul Felder
Barboza stands at -156 compared to +124 of Felder. This means people believe that there is a stronger chance of Barboza winning the Barboza vs Felder match. The two know each other very well and it would be interesting to see how they fare against each other, now that their fighting has matured over the past four years.