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UFC 134: Edson Barboza Beats Ross Pearson by Split Decision

Edson Barboza beats Ross Pearson at UFC Rio.Edson BarbozaUFC 134

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The fight was a lot of fun, especially for people who like a good contrast in striking styles. Barboza has a wider array of strikes in his arsenal, and he showed a lot of them off during the fight, with combinations, spinning kicks and knees. Pearson, however, is a better pure boxer than Barboza, and when Pearson could close the distance and land punches, he had the advantage.



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career and said afterward that he'd like to move up and take on tougher opposition in the lightweight division. It would be interesting to see Barboza against a good wrestler; we've seen what Barboza can do standing up, but we haven't seen how he does when the fight goes to the ground.


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