UFC 262 Gets Edson Barboza-Shane Burgos Featherweight Showdown on May 15

By: Tristen Critchfield
Mar 2, 2021

Edson Barboza will make his third featherweight appearance when he takes on Shane Burgos at UFC 262.

Multiple outlets confirmed the booking following an initial report from Combate. UFC 262 takes place on May 15 at an as yet to be announced location and also includes a flyweight scrap between Alex Perez and Matt Schnell.

The 35-year-old Barboza has lost five of his last seven UFC bouts but is 1-1 at 145 pounds. After dropping a narrow split decision against Dan Ige in his featherweight debut at UFC on ESPN 8, Barboza rebounded to outpoint Makwan Amirkhani in his most recent outing at UFC Fight Night 179 on Oct. 10.

Burgos began his tenure in the Las Vegas-based promotion with victories in six of his first seven appearances. The 29-year-old Team Tiger Schulmann representative came up short in his last bout, losing a unanimous decision to Josh Emmett at UFC on ESPN 11 on June 20.

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