Edson Barboza is still finding new ways to wow his peers.
The MMA community went wild on social media after Barboza scored an unbelievable first-round knee knockout of Billy Quarantillo in the main event of UFC Kansas City on Saturday. It was the ninth knockout of Barboza’s illustrious UFC career.
Barboza snapped a two-fight win streak with the finish and afterwards, made it clear in his post-fight interview that he’s here to stay. He called for the UFC matchmakers to give him a ranked opponent for his next booking.
The Brazilian veteran’s latest highlight was so impressive, it caught the attention of former UFC middleweight champion and two-division kickboxing champion Alex Pereira, no stranger to big KOs himself.
“Nice knockout!” Pereira wrote on Twitter. “Definitely a fan of [Edson Barboza.]”
UFC flyweight Ode Osbourne summed the maneuver up succinctly: “That knee was dynamite,” he tweeted.
See more reactions from the MMA community below.
That was tough. Keep your head up Billy Q
— Aljamain Sterling (@funkmasterMMA) April 16, 2023