UFC On ESPN 2 Preview: Take My Soul, Please

Have you ever ever been in a relationship with somebody who tells you “I like you,” then proceeds to checklist all your faults? That’s form of the place we’re at with the UFC on ESPN 2 five-round primary occasion, taking place this Sat. evening (March 30, 2019) on ESPN from inside Wells Fargo Heart in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

It will appear top-ranked light-weight contender, Justin Gaethje, has nothing however love for fellow 155-pound title hopeful, Edson Barboza, as they put together to throw down this weekend on “The Worldwide Chief in Sports activities,” however that gained’t cease “The Spotlight” from making the Brazilian give up.

“I like the dude, I like the way in which he fights, however I discover that he’s a quitter,” Gaethje stated. “Two out of ten occasions he lands a giant shot and knocks me out. Eight out of ten occasions I am going on the market and take it from him, take his soul and make him give up in entrance of all people. I’m extraordinarily assured I’ll break Edson Barboza and I’m extraordinarily assured it will likely be tremendous aggressive.”

Barboza (20-6) just lately snapped a two-fight skid after dominating Dan Hooker at UFC on FOX 31 final December. The Brazilian bomber has garnered a repute as one of the vital vicious and technical strikers in blended martial arts (MMA), which little doubt performs proper into the gameplan of his opponent.

Gaethje (19-2) additionally bought again on the successful observe in his most up-to-date outing by knocking out James Vick in simply 87 seconds final August in Lincoln, Nebraska. As anticipated, “The Spotlight” scored one other $50,000 “Efficiency of the Evening” examine after making fast work of “The Texecutioner,” reestablishing his place among the many 155-pound elite.

Don’t blink.

MMAmania.com will ship LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow protection of the whole UFC on ESPN 2 battle card on battle evening (click on right here), beginning with the ESPN+ “Prelims” matches on-line, that are scheduled to start at three:30 p.m. ET, then the remaining undercard stability on ESPN at 5 p.m. ET, earlier than the ESPN primary card begin time at 7 p.m. ET.

To see who else is combating at UFC on ESPN 2 click on right here.

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