Watch Edson Barboza vs. Justin Gaethje full fight video highlights from UFC Philadelphia’s main event above, courtesy of ESPN.
UFC Fight Night: Barboza vs. Gaethje took place March 30 at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. UFC lightweight contenders Edson Barboza (20-7) and Justin Gaethje (20-2) collided in the night’s main event, which aired live on ESPN+. Catch the video highlights below.
For more on Barboza vs. Gaethje, check out the play-by-play courtesy of MMA Fighting’s Jose Youngs.
Gaethje opens up with a series leg kick early as the crowd begins chanting his name. Barboza responds with his own kicks as Gaethje ducks in and narrowly missed with an hook. Barboza looks for the high kick but Gaethje answers with a flurry, sending his opponent staggering back. Barboza is looking to survive as Gaethje turns on the pressure. Barboza clinches up but finds himself stuck against the fence. Gaethje connects with an uppercut and breaks free.
Barboza connects with a left hand. Gaethje bites down on his mouth piece and starts swinging violently. Barboza responds with his own flurry of violence before staggering Gaethje with a leg kick. Gaethje shows now signs of damage as he unloads with a murderous right hand hook to the jaw. With his opponents eyes rolling into the back of his head, Gaethje rushes forward but is shoved away by the referee, giving him the knockout victory.
Official result: Justin Gaethje def. Edson Barboza via KO (punches) at 2:30 of Round 1