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Barboza vs. Lee

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Oddsbot
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02.23.2018 | 12:32 PM ET

This is the official discussion thread for Barboza vs. Lee. Let's see what you've got.

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Kevin Lee defeats Edson Barboza via KO/TKO at 2:18 of Round 5

Mmaweekly large Kevin "Motown Phenom" Lee
Edson "Junior" Barboza

Lee
KO/TKO
Round 5

Kevin Lee Edson Barboza

"Motown Phenom" "Junior"

16-3-0   Pro Record At Fight   19-5-0
Climbed to 17-3   Record After Fight   Fell to 19-6
-180 (Slight Favorite)   Betting Odds   +150 (Slight Underdog)
Us United States   Nationality   Br Brazil
Grand Rapids, Michigan   Fighting out of   Jupiter, Florida
25 years, 7 months, 2 weeks, 3 days   Age at Fight   32 years, 3 months
157.0 lbs (71.2 kgs)   Weigh-In Result   155.6 lbs (70.6 kgs)
5'9" (175cm)   Height   5'11" (181cm)
75.5" (192cm)   Reach   75.0" (191cm)
Triumph MMA   Gym   The Armory
Tapology Community Predictions: 1534  
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KO/TKO
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Submission
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Decision
Lee
47%
Barboza
53%

Responses

skelliher
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02.23.2018 | 12:32 PM ET

Prediction: correct Lee   wrong Submission   wrong Round 2  

Tough fight to pick. Glad it's getting five rounds.

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MassaBruce
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02.23.2018 | 12:37 PM ET

Prediction: wrong Barboza   wrong KO/TKO   wrong Round 3  

Barboza finds a weakness/tendency then capitalizes. 3rd or 4th round TKO stoppage. 

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Joshboii927
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02.23.2018 | 1:27 PM ET

Prediction: wrong Barboza   wrong KO/TKO   wrong Round 1  

My pick goes to Barboza, Lee is a tough opponent but I can't see Lee holding Barboza down long enough to get the sub. Still gonna be a great fight.
txmmafan1985
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02.23.2018 | 1:51 PM ET

Fun fight. Going with Barboza on this one.
Shaolin86
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02.23.2018 | 7:40 PM ET

Prediction: correct Lee   wrong Submission   wrong Round 3  

Close fight to call. I'll go with Barboza by decision.

" Adapt what is useful, reject what is useless, and add what is specifically your own. - Bruce Lee"

WastelandWanderer
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03.23.2018 | 6:56 AM ET

Prediction: wrong Barboza   wrong KO/TKO   wrong Round 4  

epic fight o rama!!

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Kushalvyas736
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04.17.2018 | 6:55 AM ET

Prediction: wrong Barboza   wrong Decision  

Edson barboza
mikeyg
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04.20.2018 | 3:33 AM ET

Prediction: correct Lee   wrong Submission   wrong Round 2  

Barboza knocks this phony thug the **** out. His TDD is too good and Lee is one dimensional.
MassaBruce
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04.20.2018 | 10:18 AM ET

Prediction: wrong Barboza   wrong KO/TKO   wrong Round 3  

Bibulatov just pulled with a back injury...bummer :(

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Shaolin86
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04.20.2018 | 10:39 AM ET

Prediction: correct Lee   wrong Submission   wrong Round 3  

Yea that sucks. Was really looking forward to that one. Also changed my pick from Barboza to Lee. i think he'll be able to pressure and control Edson and possibly get the submission finish. I know Lee's chin hasn't looked all that great at times, but he's lethal if he can get dominant position (mount or back mount). Such a hard fight to call though. It's either Barboza scrambles and lands the kicks at range to set up a KO or takes the decision, or Lee submits him. Not sure if Lee can keep the necessary pace on Barboza over 5 rounds.

" Adapt what is useful, reject what is useless, and add what is specifically your own. - Bruce Lee"

lldowntoearthll
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04.20.2018 | 2:57 PM ET

Prediction: correct Lee   wrong Decision  

lee gets takedowns and barboza doesn't have the ground game to fall back on, but i think he survives through each round and has moments of his own.
Zulizani
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04.20.2018 | 4:41 PM ET

Prediction: correct Lee   wrong Submission   wrong Round 2  

Still on the fence here.  Lee sometimes eats some shots early he shouldn't and barboza probably ends the fights if he can catch lee sleeping or lee takes him down, gets his back and chokes him out cold. I'm usually wrong about everything so i'm thinking to bet both men by dec, barboza by sub and lee by KO. This is a high level fight not to be missed. One of these guy could potentially be the interim champ.


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ImperatorFishrat
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04.20.2018 | 5:30 PM ET

Prediction: correct Lee   wrong Decision  

Lee should take this pretty handily. Really Barboza needs a head kick to finish the fight or a jump knee. The latter is much more likely. Lee is however definitely getting Barboza down, but I think Edson is too much of a seasoned vet to go out like Chiesa.

Lee by decision.

"Omnes Una Manet Nox"

MassaBruce
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04.20.2018 | 5:34 PM ET

Prediction: wrong Barboza   wrong KO/TKO   wrong Round 3  

Lee was KO'd by Santos, a submission specialist, and went to war with Trinaldo, even rocked in that fight. 1-1 vs Brazilians who aren't even that good. I see Lee losing this fight pretty handily. 

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MassaBruce
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04.20.2018 | 5:36 PM ET

Prediction: wrong Barboza   wrong KO/TKO   wrong Round 3  

Lewis vs Ngannou announced for UFC 226 yea booooooiiiii

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shanehanke
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04.20.2018 | 7:11 PM ET

Prediction: wrong Barboza   wrong KO/TKO   wrong Round 3  

Head kick?

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jaypb
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04.21.2018 | 5:42 PM ET

Prediction: wrong Barboza   wrong KO/TKO   wrong Round 3  

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ImperatorFishrat
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04.22.2018 | 1:48 AM ET

Prediction: correct Lee   wrong Decision  

Just thought Id drop in to wish a hearty bon appetite to the downvoters of my lee pick before they sit down to a big, deep bowl of cheesy *****.

Salute'!

"Omnes Una Manet Nox"

mikeyg
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04.22.2018 | 4:07 AM ET

Prediction: correct Lee   wrong Submission   wrong Round 2  

Piece of advice because you're new, whining about votes will get you more down-votes. If you get props will that inflate your ego and make you feel better? Good job man xD cya next event.
ImperatorFishrat
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04.22.2018 | 4:31 PM ET

Prediction: correct Lee   wrong Decision  

Lol I'm just ******* around Mikey, relax! It's banter mate. All part of fhe rich tapestry.

Although When I first signed up I was genuinely bothered by being downvoted it rapidly occured to me that owing to the fact that a huge contingency of the clientele are basically troglodytes who will downvote anybody for any reason (usually over some absurd grievance, or simply due to the fact they disagree with a post) that the tapology upvote/downvote is, as an indicator or a metric, about as useless as a marzipan *****.

Most of the time, it doesnt measure anything other than virtual interpersonal conflict and how many people like or dislike X fighter.

Not only is it useless, but it is actually counterintuitive because it works to deter members from having opinions of consquence. Whether intended or not, it functions as a tool of censorship.Anything that discourages people from saying what they really think is a form of tyranny.And moreover what you get is people just spruiking sanitized, boring, piffle most of time.

It's pretty much the only bad aspect of design in Tapology, and it really needs an overhaul because it is a steaming pile of chart junk...it's AIDS. There's an easy and obvious fix; get rid of the downvote option, leave the upvote option. If you don't agree with a post, then you don't upvote. It's not rocket science. Because as it stands now it is basically a platform of tit-for-tat, which is a good enough equation for social exchange in the material universe but a really ****** one virtual communities. And a lot of that has to do with the fact that nobody can see who downvoted who (can they?). If they can't, then the only reason that this would be the case is because the devs know full well that if people could see who downvoted who it would result extended downvoting wars. Which really just proves my point.

You could very well say that nobody is under any obligation to downvote anyway, but people gonna people, ultimately.

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