After two defeats in a row, Edson barboza he was left with a great victory against Makwan Amirkhani last night. In the UFC co-star Fight island 5, the Brazilian imposed too notorious dominance over his rival and remembered what it felt like to raise his fist. At 34, he did what he wanted on “the island of wrestling” in Abu Dhabi and hit his best again. Anyway, before the fight I was already thinking about what could happen.
Knowing that you won but your record shows a loss, it honestly doesn’t feel right. But, at the same time, I understand that it is in the past. It is in the past and it has motivated me more not to go the distance again because (the judges) can make mistakes again. That has motivated me. God willing, this time I won’t let it go to the judges’ hands because I don’t want to go through this again. It sucks, man, ”he began.
At the same time, Edson He had also said, ‘I’ve never been as motivated as I am for this fight. I was just doing what was necessary in these last years of my career. I went back to watching my last fights, paying close attention to it, and I thought, ‘Damn I’m doing enough, I could have fought a lot better. I look back and wonder why I am doing this, why I am not fighting the best I can.
“I understood it and put it into practice in training, and I’m sure I’ll put it into practice in the fight as well. You will see the best Edson barboza you’ve seen, no doubt. The result was a bit strange in my last two fights, I could have fought a lot better. I was doing what it took to win. I could have fought a thousand times better, but I didn’t try. I was trying to stay in control and all that, just doing what it took to win. That is over, “the Brazilian closed.
Fight Island 5 Results
135 lbs .: Marlon Moraes vs. Cory Sandhagen (second round TKO victory).
145 lbs .: Edson barboza (victory by unanimous decision) vs. Makwan Amirkhani.
265 lbs .: Ben Rothwell vs. Marcin Tybura (win by unanimous decision).
170 lbs .: Dricus Du Plessis (first round TKO victory) vs. Markus Perez.
265 lbs .: Tom Aspinall (first round TKO victory) vs. Alan Baudot.
145 lbs .: Ilia Topuria (unanimous decision win) vs. Youssef Zalal.
185 lbs .: Tom Breese (first round TKO win) vs. KB Bhullar.
265 lbs .: Chris Daukaus (knockout win) vs. Rodrigo Nascimento.
185 lbs .: Joaquin Buckley (second round knockout win) vs. Impa Kasanganay.
135 lbs .: Ali Alqaisi vs. Tony Kelley (victory by unanimous decision).
145 lbs .: Giga Chikadze (unanimous decision win) vs. Omar Morales.
135 lbs .: Tracy Cortez (unanimous decision win) vs. Stephanie Egger.
125 lbs .: Bruno Silva vs. Tagir Ulanbekov (victory by unanimous decision).
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Thank you @ufc and @edsonbarbozajr for the opportunity. I’m so happy that I got the chance to share the octagon with you. I felt your experience and I gained so many lessons from you. Thank you! Not the result that I was chasing but overall I’m okay with it for now. Of course as an athlete I’m disappointed but not beaten. I will rise and I will overcome every obstacle that I face in my life. I have found the balance and I have peace in me. Thank you for the amazing support and my apologies people. Let’s move forward. Anima Sana In Corpore Sano. 💎❤️ #ufc