Edson Barboza Vs John Makdessi Lined Up For UFC 162

Fans at UFC 162 are going to be treated to a striking clinic with a lightweight encounter between Edson Barboza and John Makdessi having now been confirmed for the show on July 6th.

Barboza’s currently 5-1 inside the Octagon and has delighted fans with his dazzling arsenal of kicks which helped him claim the ‘Knockout Of The Year’ in 2012 thanks to a spinning wheel kick finish against Terry Etim.

Makdessi has also impressed with his high-level striking during a 4-2 run in the UFC and his fluid kicks and spinning techniques mixed in with solid boxing fundamentals should ensure an exciting match-up against Barboza.

Highlighting the strength and depth in the UFC 162 line-up, this 155lb clash won’t find a place on the main card headlined by Anderson Silva Vs Chris Weidman, instead finding a home in the preliminary card alongside the likes of Roger Gracie Vs Tim Kennedy.

Nonetheless, if these two show up at their best then they’ll be in with a real chance of scooping up the ‘Fight Of The Night’ bonus.

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