In a night of knockouts at UFC Fight Night Brazil, it was Edson Barboza, not headliner Kelvin Gastelum, who delivered the blow of the evening.
Barboza needed just two rounds to dispatch opponent Beneil Dariush on Saturday night in Fortaleza. And the Brazil native did so in highlight-reel fashion, knocking out Dariush with a deadly flying knee that brought the hometown crowd to its feet.
Here’s how Barboza’s vicious TKO sounded:
The 31-year-old lightweight is riding an impressive hot streak, having defeated Anthony Pettis, Gilbert Melendez and Dariush since losing to Tony Ferguson in December 2015. Barboza currently is ranked as the No. 5 lightweight, but if he keeps this up, he could earn himself a shot at the title belt before long.
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