Terry Etim to fight Edson Barboza at UFC 142

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grappler0000
11/8/11 11:16:40AM
Terry Etim did not waste any time in defeating Eddie Faaloloto at UFC 138, and the UFC has been similarly rapid in arranging the Brit's next contest, sealing a bout with Edson Barboza at UFC 142.

Etim walked away with $70,000 after securing Submission of the Night inside 17 seconds against Faaloloto, sparking the instant question: Who next?

Before Etim's 19-month layoff the lightweight had been heading for a clash with Joe Lauzon, and that is the level to which he wants to return as soon as possible.

Barboza represents a thrilling test. Like Etim the Brazilian loves to strike, and he is currently 9-0 in his MMA career and 3-0 for the UFC. Two of those wins have earned Fights of the Night honours, and he is credited with some of the nastiest leg kicks in the UFC...

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kopower
11/8/11 11:39:08AM
Ohh, I like it. Should be an exciting fight. It will be interesting to see how Etim deals with Edson's leg kicks.
mattjonesy
11/8/11 11:39:47AM
Ouch! Etim gonna get hurt!
KaibaThedon
11/8/11 11:45:16AM
this is too big a step up for the cans that etim has been crushing
Theoutlaw08
11/8/11 11:53:21AM
This is gunna be a great fight. Both guys are high energy. Etim is pretty technical at times. I could see him taking it from Barboza.
Should be a stand up fight because both need to respect the submission game of the other fighter.
I like Etim to win this one in decision, scoring a lot with kicks
Twenty20Dollars
11/8/11 12:04:30PM
Good news is this will be a good fight.

Bad news is somebody has to lose.
FastKnockout
11/8/11 12:07:48PM
Hope Etim isn't too fond of his legs.
isk
11/8/11 12:31:55PM
I'm giving Etim a fair chance here based on his cardio, energy, and heart.

Barboza hits like a train at 155 partly because he's one of the bigger LWs in the dvision. That may also be why he's faded a bit in the 2nd round recently - against Njokuani and Pearson, both skilled strikers (arguably superior with their hands than Barboza as well) with good gas tanks who became more aggressive after the 1st round. I don't know if it's a pure cardio thing, whether the weight cut has been tough lately, or if it's another specific cause, but I think it's something to look for.

The smart money's on Barboza, but I like this fight because Etim asks questions that Barboza might not be able to answer.
Wallass
11/8/11 1:12:16PM
Etims overrated and I think people are forgetting about his losses to Dos Anjos and RICH CLEMENTI! Also, the 17 second victory is a testament to his opponent being a non UFC calibre fighter, not Etim being that great.
hashyandy4
11/8/11 1:23:21PM
I like this fight, but i think Edson take this one
Hendo67
11/8/11 3:02:15PM
Barboza is no Fal Falll fall o lol, give me a second here... Fallala

I'm done.
Budgellism
11/8/11 3:43:51PM
This just shows great match making on Joe Silva's part. I didn't even think about this match up, but it's awesome.
DrivenDavies15
11/8/11 7:28:33PM
Great fight for both guys, I can see Barboza being the favourite but I mean I could see Etim potentially winning this one. Good test for both guys
prozacnation1978
11/8/11 7:54:14PM
After a 19 month lay off and a 17 second sub
Good to see ufc throw etim another fight soon
Geoffo
11/8/11 7:56:19PM
Terry Etim is gon get smashed up up in these biatch.
tallica62
11/8/11 8:46:44PM
did anyone else hear etim speak after his fight? I literally thought he was speaking another language and I was waiting for a translator until I realized it was English....thats the thickest most absurd accent I've ever heard
Budgellism
11/8/11 9:14:07PM

Posted by tallica62

did anyone else hear etim speak after his fight? I literally thought he was speaking another language and I was waiting for a translator until I realized it was English....thats the thickest most absurd accent I've ever heard



Yup, him and Paul Kelly come to mind as two guys I would never want to be in a conversation with.
Bubbles
11/9/11 12:42:07PM
Barboza 3rd round TKO (leg kicks)
calitrees
11/9/11 6:35:08PM
ufc anounced Sam Stout vs Thiago Tavares for the same card they got the matchmaking wrong shoulda been Stout vs Barboza and Tavares vs Etim
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