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Edson Barboza vs Anthony Pettis

Edson Barboza vs Anthony Pettis

This firecracker of a match, set for the undercard of UFC 197, has 'Match of the Night' written all over it. Both Barboza and Pettis have extensive backgrounds in Taekwondo and probably are the best exponents of the kicking-heavy martial art, in the UFC.

Pettis has the 'Showtime' kick delivered to Benson Henderson, that has been feeding the highlight reel of the UFC, while Barboza's spinning wheel-kick KO of Terry Etim remains one of the most brutal yet picture-perfect representation of combat sports ever, making this fight one of the most highly anticipated bouts in the coming months.

Both men are stuck in no man's land in the most talent-stacked division of the UFC while coming off high-profile losses in their last fights. In a card headlined and co-headlined by two title fights, this may just be the sleeper candidate that brings the crowd to life.

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