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Edson Barboza welcomes newborn daughter hours after Justin Gaethje fight

Edson Barboza may not have won in the Octagon last night, but he gained something much more special just a few hours later.

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In the main event of UFC Philadelphia, Justin Gaethje and Edson Barboza went to war. Unfortunately for Barboza he came up on the short end of the stick, suffering a knockout loss in the first round. While losing a fight is just about the worst thing that can happen to a fighter, Barboza’s day did a 180 pretty quickly.

Right after the fight the Brazilian fighter headed back to Florida to be with his wife Bruna, who was about to give birth. Barboza is now the proud father of a daughter named Victoria. He posted the happy news on social media:

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His wife also posted a photo of Edson, the newborn Victoria, and his son Noah:


Barboza can now kick back and enjoy fatherhood for a bit while the UFC sorts out what’s next for him in the tough lightweight division. The loss was his third in his last four fights, but he’s been fighting elite competition the whole time.

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