|Game||Ige, Dan vs Barboza, Edson|
|Date & Time||Saturday May 16, 2020, 9:40 PM (EDT)|
Vystar Veterans Memorial Arena VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena, East Duval Street, South Jacksonville, Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida, 32202, USA
Edson Barboza -140
Dan Ige is coming into the fight here standing at 5’7” and 145 pounds. While he is not as tall as his opponent Ige is coming in with a decent reach as well that is sitting at 71” and that could help him out. The shorter height will also make him a little bit harder of a target to hit.
Fifty K is coming in with an orthodox stance that will help him out in getting close to the opponent in Barboza. However, Ige likes to use the wrestling style of fighting and that could really make it a challenge against a good fighter. In his last 5 bouts Ige has managed to pick up all wins with 2 unanimous decisions, a submission, a KO/TKO fight and then his last fight ended up being a split decision win.
Barboza is heading into the fight here with a distinct height advantage that is standing at 5’11” and hi weight is coming in at 145 pounds as well. The thing is Barboza has a huge 4 inch reach advantage that has him sitting with a 75 inch reach against his opponent.
Barboza is heading into the fight here with what many people would consider to be the standard orthodox style of stance. However, the fighting style that is used by Barboza is the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and a striker style of fighting. The downside for fans of Barboza is the fact that in his last 5 bouts he has been downright horrible with a 1-4 record and 2 of those losses have been a KO/TKO loss.
In this fight Barboza is coming in as the favorite and that definitely has some people scratching their heads. Dan Ige has been able to fight quite a bit better than Barboza and with the way that Ige has managed to fight in his last few fights, even taking them to the limit it will make it rather easy to see that Ige is the better fighter and will bring home the win. Fight Winner Prediction, Dan Ige.