Fight Night Atlantic City Results- Kevin Lee vs. Edson Barboza
April 21st, 2018
Boardwalk Hall Arena
Atlantic City, NJ
The UFC set up the Octagon in Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City. It was a fun night of fights, and the fighters left it all in the cage. In the Co-Main event, Frankie Edgar outpointed Cub Swanson on his way to a 30-27 across the board Unanimous Decision. Both fighters had their moments, but Frankie was just too much and did what he needed to do to earn the victory.
It was especially meaningful for Frankie who lost his father earlier this week. He was emotional and yet performed perfectly. This guy is so talented and vastly underrated. It’s a pleasure to see him fight.
In the main event, Edson Barboza spent the first round getting absolutely mauled with ground and pound and relentless elbows from Lee. It was a testament to his toughness to get out of the first round. Barboza landed a spinning kick and Lee was HURT big time in round 3 but scored the takedown and recovered. In the 5th round, the amount of damage reached a breaking point the doctors stopped the fight due to a massive cut. Great performance by Kevin Lee, despite a scary moment in the third round.