UFC 142 Live Blog: Edson Barboza vs. Terry Etim Updates

Edson Barboza will face Terry Etim at UFC 142.This is the UFC 142 live blog for Edson Barboza vs. Terry Etim, a lightweight bout on tonight's UFC pay-per-view from the HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Barboza (9-0) holds UFC wins over Mike Lullo, Anthony Njokuani and Ross Pearson. Etim (15-3), who has won five of his last six UFC fights, fought once in 2011 and submitted Edward Faaloloto at UFC 138.

The live blog is below.



Etim enters to "In the Air Tonight" by Phil Collins. Dan Miragliotta is the referee.

Round 1: Etim is aggressive to start. The Brit shoots for the takedown but Barboza defends. Etim stalks with jabs. Etim fakes a punch and shoots. Etim gets close to finishing the takedown but Barboza reverses and they are back to their feet. Barboza lands a big leg kick. Barboza connects on two more leg kicks. Barboza lands with a punch to the body. Etim lands a jab but Barboza responds with a left hook. Etim tries another takedown attempt and Barboz again successfully defends. Etim's jabs are working for him. Barboza connects on more leg kicks. Etim fires back with a leg kick of his own. Nice spinning back kick to the body ends the round. MMA Fighting scores the round 10-9 for Barboza.

Round 2: Etim is comfortable throwing roundhouse kicks but Barboza has the head kick well scouted. Barboza is landing a number of leg kicks and we'll have to see if the damage will take a toll on Etim as the fight progresses. Etim keeps an eye out to check the kicks but he's not blocking half of them. Etim misses on a spinning back kick. Nice right hand by Etim. Etim shoots with 1:38 remaining and he puts Barboza on his back. However, Barboza explodes back up. That's gotta be frustrating. MMA Fighting scores the close second round 10-9 in favor of Barboza.

Round 3: Barboza's crisp kickboxing is fun to watch. Out of nowhere Barboza lands a spinning wheel kick to the face that sends Etim crashing to the floor stiff like a tree. What a spectacular knockout.

That's your KO of the night right there and an early candidate for knockout of the year.

Barboza wins via knockout - Round 3, 2:02

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