There are not many fighters who have fought in combat sports for more than 12 years. Edson Barboza is one of them. Having fought some of the greats of the MMA world he has won over 22 fights. Barboza entered UFC in 2012 With a record of 7-0 and since then, he has won eight Fight of the Nights performance.
It is certain that for a fighter who has managed to face greats like Khabib Nurmagomedov, Tony Ferguson, and some of the finest fighters like Justin Gaethje, Dan Hooker, Donald Cerrone is himself a quality fighter.
Even after fighting for more than a decade, he is yet to get a title shot. Edson is now adding new weapons to his arsenal and taking inspiration from fighters like Bisping and Oliveira, who waited for a long time before getting their title shot. In the meantime, developing his skills all-around is always beneficial.
Edson Barboza ’s Walkout Songs:
“Na Frente Do Reto” by O Rappa
This song by O Rappa is sung by Marcelo Falcão a fellow Brazilian. Edson has represented this rock song several times in his career at UFC. The song has millions of views and is one of the most popular songs on the album “Acoustico MTV”.
“Meus próprios meios” by Oficina G3
This alt metal song by Oficina G3 was released in the year 2008. Just when it fancied Edson, the Brazilian started used it again continuing his choice of Brazilian songs to walk out in UFC.
Rocky theme song
The famous Rocky movie series has inspired many to choose combat sport as a career path. So, Edson using its charismatic theme song while entering the octagon isn’t a no-brainer. The song Edson used is the theme song of Rocky II which was released in 1979. The lead role in the movie was played by the great Mike Stallone aka “Sylvester E. Stallone”. Barboza used this energetic song to walk out against Justin Gaethje in 2019 at UFC on ESPN. Though Justin got the win in that fight Barboza’s entrance was still vibrant.
Edson Barboza is going to face Giga Chikadze in a featherweight bout at the main event UFC fight night: Barboza vs Chikadze. Fight fans should definitely watch out for the song Barboza chooses this time for walking out.