Justin Gaethje vs. Edson Barboza Official for UFC Philadelphia Main Event

Photo Credit: Kyle Terada/USA TODAY

Photo Credit: Kyle Terada/USA TODAY

Justin Gaethje will take on Edson Barboza in the main event of UFC Philadelphia on March 30.

Gaethje (19-2) is coming off of a first-round knockout win over James Vick in August. “The Highlight” has defeated Vick and Michael Johnson since jumping from the WSOF to the UFC in July of 2017. He currently sits at #7 on the official UFC lightweight fighter rankings.

Barboza (20-6) is coming off of a win over Dan Hooker via first-round KO in December. “Junior” holds notable Octagon victories over the likes of Hooker, Paul Felder, Anthony Pettis, and Gilbert Melendez. He currently sits at #6 on the official UFC lightweight fighter rankings.

Source: http://www.espn.com/mma/story/_/id/25826225/justin-gaethje-edson-barboza-headline-ufc-fight-night-philadelphia

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