UFC 242: Felder v Barboza 2 confirmed for Abu Dhabi

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Paul Felder will take on Edson Barboza at UFC 242 in Abu Dhabi.

The rematch between Paul Felder and Edson Barboza has been confirmed as the co-main event for UFC 242 in Abu Dhabi.

The Brazilian Barboza won via unanimous decision when the two met back in 2015, but this will be a very different prospect.

Back then, Felder was undefeated as a pro, with 10 wins under his belt – but only two of them in the UFC.

Barboza was already a veteran of 12 fights in the Octagon, winning nine of them – including the highlight reel knockout of Terry Etim.

Today he stands on the back of three defeats in his last four – albeit to high level opposition in Justin Gaethje, Kevin Lee and UFC 242 headliner Khabib Nurmagomedov.

Felder, who has now matured into a cerebral fighter as his regular stints on commentary show, has won four of his last five with the only blemish in that run coming against the dangerous Mike Perry.

UFC 242 takes place on September 7 at The Arena, Abu Dhabi, headlined by the lightweight title fight between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Dustin Poirier.

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