Justin Gaethje will return to the Octagon later tonight (Sat., Mar. 30, 2019) at UFC on ESPN 2 from inside Wells Fargo Middle in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and attempt to forge his first UFC win streak when he takes on light-weight placing guru Edson Barboza.
In what ought to be thought of probably the most entertaining matchups the 155-pound division has to supply, Gaethje should get previous Barboza’s legendary kick recreation to flee together with his second-straight Octagon win. Ought to he do this, “Spotlight” will put himself proper again in place to contend for a title later this yr.
In preparation for Gaethje’s return to motion, UFC has launched his newest Octagon end in a gathering with James Vick again at UFC Combat Evening 135 this previous August (proven within the above video participant). In simply 87 seconds, Gaethje was in a position to land a herculean proper hand that put Vick out for good. It was the primary struggle of Gaethje’s transient UFC profession that he truly took his time to line up pictures and keep away from pointless exchanges. His persistence clearly paid off.
Ought to Gaethje keep the identical quantity of focus coming into his matchup with Barboza this weekend in Philadelphia, “Junior” goes to have a tricky time lasting all 5 rounds. That mentioned, Barboza is at all times one kick away from prompt victory, so Gaethje higher play issues proper or he’ll discover himself on the tip of his third knockout loss in UFC competitors.
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