Edson Barboza vs. Rafaello Oliveira
Herb Dean's the referee for this lightweight bout. Oliveira trying to dart in and out early. Barboza greets him with leg kicks, and connects with a solid kick to the body. Barboza sprawls Oliveira's first two takedown attempts. Such efficient kicking by Barboza. He hands a spinning back kick to the midsection. Another failed takedown attempt by Oliveira. Two minutes left. Barboza keeps moving every time Oliveira tries to close the distance. One minute left. Oliveira must be beyond frustrated by this point. Oliveira noticeably limping after Barboza lands a wicked leg kick. Barboza grazes Oilveira with a spinning back kick to the head near the horn. An inch closer and Oliveira would have been looking up at the lights.
Frantic action early as Barboza drops Oliveira, then Oliveira gets up and returns the favor. Oliveira hits the mat after Barboza drops him with a leg kick. Barboza is content to keep it standing. Barboza lands two more kicks to the inside of Oliveira's knee, he hits the mat again, and Dean waves it off. Looks like a blown out knee for Oliveira.
Edson Barboza def. Rafaello Oliveira via TKO at 1:44 of round two.
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