Dan Ige vs. Edson Barboza – Preview & Matchup Analysis

Dan Ige vs. Edson Barboza fight preview

UFC on ESPN 8: Overeem vs. Harris is scheduled to take place on Saturday, May 16, 2020, in Jacksonville, Florida, USA. In one of the matchups on the fight card, Dan “Fifty K” Ige will take on Edson “Junior” Barboza in the Featherweight Bout. You can view the full UFC on ESPN 8 card.

In this post, we will break down Dan Ige vs. Edson Barboza matchup. Let’s take look at the fighter’s ages, their height, records, reach, fight stats and more below ⤵

The 28-year-old, Dan Ige is coming in with a 13-2-0 record. Ige will be fighting for the first time since a win via split decision against Mirsad Bektic at UFC 247: Jones vs. Reyes in February.

Barboza, meanwhile, is coming off a split decision loss against Paul Felder on February 8, 2020 at UFC 242: Khabib vs. Poirier and holds a 20-8-0 record.

Dan Ige vs. Edson Barboza
5′ 7″
5′ 11″
145 lbs.
145 lbs.

Dan Ige has an orthodox fighting stance with a 71″ reach. The 34-year-old, Edson Barboza is an orthodox fighter with a 75″ reach. An orthodox fighter stands with their left side forward and jabs with their left hand, the southpaw fighter is the opposite, southpaw stands with their right side forward and jabs with their right hand. In most cases, orthodox fighters are right-handed, if you are left-handed, then you fight southpaw.

Ige comes in with 49% striking accuracy, he typically lands about 3.89 significant strikes every minute. His opponent, Barboza fires at 43% accuracy, landing about 4.01 significant strikes per minute. Dan Ige also has a 35% takedown accuracy and on average gets around 2.38 takedowns every 15 minutes, compared to Barboza’s 0.49 takedowns and 80% takedown accuracy.

Edson spent on average 11:09 minutes in the Octagon and Dan has an average fight time of 10:47 minutes.

This looks like an exciting matchup, at least on paper. UFC on ESPN 8 is live in , who do you think will win, Dan or Edson? Sound off in the comments.

Event Name
UFC on ESPN 8: Overeem vs. Harris
May 16, 2020
Jacksonville, Florida, USA
Dan Ige vs. Edson Barboza

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