UFC Philadelphia: Justin Gaethje Quickly Bombs Out Edson Barboza
Justin Gaethje added another, electrigying stoppage to his resume tonight at UFC Philadelphia by bombing out vaunted striker, Edson Barboza.
Both lightweights came out firing leg kicks, as expected, but then Gaethje rocked Barboza with a big, right hook. The two proceeded to trade wildly before Gaethje clinched up along the cage.
Eventually, they broke away from the cage, but Gaethje continued to press forward. Moments later, Gaethje sent Barboza crashing to the deck with a vicious, right hook and the fight was done. Another, jaw-dropping, first-round knockout win for “The Highlight”.
Gaethje was coming off a first round, knockout win over James Vick last August.
Here are the complete results for UFC Philadelphia.
Justin Gaethje def. Edson Barboza via KO (punch) R1, 2:30
Jack Hermansson def. David Branch via submission (guillotine choke) R1, 0:49
Josh Emmett def. Michael Johnson via KO (right hand) R3, 4:14
Michelle Waterson def. Karolina Kowalkiewicz via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Paul Craig def. Kennedy Nzechukwu via submission (triangle-choke) R3, 4:20
Sodiq Yusuff def. Sheymon Moraes via unanimous decision (29-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Marina Rodriguez def. Jessica Aguilar via unanimous decision (29-26, 29-27, 29-27)
Desmond Green def. Ross Pearson via TKO (strikes) R1, 2:52
Kevin Aguilar def. Enrique Barzola via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Kevin Holland def. Gerald Meerschaert via split decision (29-27, 28-29, 30-27)
Casey Kenney def. Ray Borg via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
Maryna Moroz def. Sabina Mazo via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Alex Perez def. Mark De La Rosa via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)