U FC on Fox: Dillashaw vs. Barao 2 took place July 25, 2015 at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. Lightweight contenders Edson Barboza (16-3) and Paul Felder (10-1) collided in an anticipated main card battle, which aired live on FOX Sports 1. Catch the video highlights above.
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Round 1: Both fighters open orthodox. Felder lands first, with an outside leg kick. He also joins it with a left hook. Barboza throws two body kick and throws a high kick, too. Felder misses on a spinning back kick and fist, but lands a low kick. Now they exchange leg kicks, but Felder checked it. Barboza recovers, though and drives home a kick to the body. Barboza tries a spinning back fist and it's blocked, but Felder takes a spinning back kick right to the groin and the fight is temporarily halted. The fight resumes. Felder throws a spinning wheel kick, but doesn't land and Barboza responds with a left hook that lands. Step-through knee scores for Felder. Barboza lands an outside leg kick, but has to block a spinning back fist at the same time. Extremely close round.
MMA Fighting scores this round 10-9 Barboza
Round 2: The two open exchanging hands this time, both landing, but neither getting the best of the other. Felder throws a high kick, and turns it into a spinning back fist, which almost lands. Both fighters throw spinning attacks at the same time, both wildly missing. Felder lands an outside leg kick and isn't walking Barboza down as much, but throws a spinning back fist and nearly lands clean. Barboza attempts a shot, but is easily stuffed. Right hand and a jumping switch knee land for Felder. Barboza responds with a crushing leg kick.
MMA Fighting scores this round 10-9 Felder
Round 3: Felder is doing all the stalking and goes right back to it. Barboza scores with a body kick and a hard outside leg kick. Barboza counters Felder as he switches stance as a left down the middle. Now a left hook. Barboza throws a spinning back kick, but Felder ducks it. They clinch and Felder scores with an uppercut. Felder eats a body kick and drives for a takedown against the fence. Felder attempts a sweep, but doesn't come close.
MMA Fighting scores this round 10-9 Barboza and the fight 29-28 Barboza
Edson Barboza def. Paul Felder via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)