No one will ever question Edson Barboza’s toughness.
The 35-fight veteran went to war with Sodiq Yusuff in his most recent fight and he has the scars to prove it. A rough start for Barboza saw him beat up, cut open, and bleeding all over the octagon, however the Brazilian refused to surrender.
Instead, he forged a memorable comeback by weathering the early storm and then battering Yusuff round after round before ultimately securing a unanimous decision victory.
Of course, in the aftermath of the fight, it was tough to tell that Barboza was the winner considering the aesthetics — he was gashed up and swollen following the 25-minute main event.
It didn’t take him long to recover, however, as Barboza posted a series of photos showing his dramatic transformation from his fight night photo to a few days later when he was essentially back to normal again.
Scroll through the photos below:
“New in six days!” Barboza wrote on Instagram alongside the hashtag, “Love my job.”
The victory over Yusuff made it two in a row for Barboza after he dispatched Billy Quarantillo with a highlight-reel knockout in his previous outing back in April.
This latest win helped Barboza secure his ninth Fight of the Night bonus, which stands as a UFC record for the most in the promotion’s history.