The UFC’s #5 ranked lightweight Edson Barboza picked up another highlight reel knockout, as a hellacious flying knee shut out the lights of the #9 ranked Beneil Dariush. The pressure was being brought to Barboza, but a well-timed knee stopped Dariush in his tracks. Barboza has now won 3-straight in the UFC’s lightweight division.
Check out Barboza’s devastating flying knee:
Check out Tim Burke's play-by-play of Edson Barboza’s spectacular second round finish of Beneil Dariush:
Round 2 - Barboza with a nice combo and a body kick. Dariush charges forward but eats a jab to the face and a kick to the body. Barboza missed with an uppercut. Dariush scooped a single but Barboza fought him off. Hard straight left for Dariush and he went to the body again. They trade low kicks. Barboza rips a right to the body. He's chewing up the inside of Dariush's leg. Barboza clipped him right in the Beneils with a right hand, which prompts a short break. The Cornuts cam confirms the shot. Dariush with a hard knee to the jaw. Barboza with a jumping knee that connects and DARIUSH IS OUT COLD! THAT WAS AWESOME!
Edson Barboza defeated Beneil Dariush by KO (flying knee), 3:35 of round 2