Paul Felder got it done in the rematch. In a close, thrilling stand-up battle, the ‘Irish Dragon’ managed to outscore Edson Barboza via split decision and even the score at UFC 242, in Abu Dhabi, after dropping an unanimous decision to the Brazilian back in 2015. On Twitter, pro fighters enjoyed the fight.
Would anyone be mad if those two just fought eachother every time? #feldervsbarbosa— Anthony Rocco Martin (@TonyRoccoMartin) September 7, 2019
I didn't understand what happened out there!#UFC242— Francis Ngannou (@francis_ngannou) September 7, 2019
So freaking happy for Felder!! What an absolutely incredible performance tonight!! Both these guys deserve a bonus for that— Megan Anderson (@MeganA_mma) September 7, 2019
So happy seeing him get that W back and move on up the rankings!! #ufc242
Is this a sick joke?? #UFC242. No knock on Felder at all. He faught his ass off but wtf kinda decision was that? 30-27 both ways?? How? RD 3 was clearly for Felder but RD 1&2 was being controlled by Barboza in my honest opinion. What a weird decision..— Aljamain Sterling (@FunkMaster_UFC) September 7, 2019
Terrible decision.— Justin Gaethje (@Justin_Gaethje) September 7, 2019
Damn good fight— Sam Alvey (@smilensam) September 7, 2019