UFC Featherweight star Edson Barboza made his return inside the octagon after a long break of one year to take on Billy Quarantillo in a three-round bout in the co-main event of UFC Kansas City. The Brazilian fighter’s comeback was spectacular as he brutally knocked out Quarantillo in the first round to win the fight.
He landed a perfect knee that dropped Billy Quarantillo to the ground in the second round to end his two-fight losing skid. Junior added another knockout to his highlight reel and with this win, he has finished nine fights via knockout.
Following his incredible knockout win, several fans and fighters on Twitter reacted to his win and praised him. Here are some of the reactions from fight enthusiasts.
One of the most vicious kickers in UFC’s history. Edson Barboza, take a bow.
— Hamza (@iHxmza9) April 16, 2023
Edson Barboza is still a savage, absolutely folded Billy Q
— Brock’s Load (@_MMAMindset) April 16, 2023
What a KO by Edson Barboza.
Is there any fighter with a better top 3 KO resume than him? pic.twitter.com/8xvEkWfA2Y
— Futryx Fighting 🥊 (@FutryxFighting) April 16, 2023
Barboza has delivered some outstanding performances throughout his career and it is needless to say that his knockout win over a tough featherweight like Billy Quarantillo will boost his confidence.
Edson Barboza claims he is in the best shape of his life after knocking out Billy Quarantillo at UFC Kansas City
Edson Barboza dropped the jaws of the spectators present at the Kansas City and fight fans around the world after delivering a vicious knee to knock out Billy Quarantillo in the first round of the fight. After making a comeback in the UFC with a big win over a top contender, the Brazilian featherweight was hyped in his post-fight speech.
While having a conversation with Daniel Cormier in the post-fight interview, Barboza thanked the fans and said that he is in great shape and promised he will put on more performances like UFC Kansas City.
Edson Barboza: 'I'm in the best shape of my life' pic.twitter.com/1vDdpLjBbX
— Best MMA Moments (@XcellentMMA) April 16, 2023
“The most important I love to see you guys scream. That’s why I am here. Thank you, thank you, thank you. Guys, Edson Barboza is still alive. I am in best shape of my life. And I promise the next one is gonna be much, much better. I promise, guys.”
After delivering a terrific speech and promising a finish in his fight, It would be exciting to see Edson Barboza step inside the octagon as soon as possible. Do let us know in the comments section your thoughts about Edson Barboza’s knockout win at UFC Kansas City.