Paul Felder Details ‘Peeing Blood’ Following First Edson Barboza Match-Up

Paul Felder is looking to get his first-ever loss back when he rematches Edson Barboza in the co-main event of September’s UFC 242 from Abu Dhabi. The two talented strikers first met at 2015’s UFC on FOX 16 from Chicago, Illinois. There, th…

Paul Felder is looking to get his first-ever loss back when he rematches Edson Barboza in the co-main event of September’s UFC 242 from Abu Dhabi. The two talented strikers first met at 2015’s UFC on FOX 16 from Chicago, Illinois. There, the 10-0 Felder tasted defeat via decision after a crowd-pleasing battle. Felder has […]

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Paul Felder Claims He Urinated Blood After Groin Shot From Edson Barboza

Paul Felder and Edson Barboza are set to run things back in a lightweight clash in the co-main event of UFC 242 on September 7. They first met in July 2015 where Barboza came away with a unanimous decision victory. In the process, he dealt the first loss of Felder’s professional career. But over four […]

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Paul Felder and Edson Barboza are set to run things back in a lightweight clash in the co-main event of UFC 242 on September 7.

They first met in July 2015 where Barboza came away with a unanimous decision victory. In the process, he dealt the first loss of Felder’s professional career. But over four years on, “The Irish Dragon” is excited to get that one back:

“I know and respect how good Edson is and I think that’s bringing the best out of me in this training camp,” Felder told MMA Fighting’s Eurobash podcast. “I fought him and he beat me, the first loss of my professional career.

I’m very excited and hungry to get it back… and nervous, but good nerves, it’s a very exciting fight for me and it excited me the first time.”

Felder Recalls Accidental Groin Kick

Barboza is known for his deadly kicking game. And while Felder was able to avoid getting knocked out by one of the Brazilian’s many signature kicks, he did suffer one to the groin that left him sick. So much so that he even urinated blood afterwards:

“I’m not going to blame that on why I lost,” he recalled. “You could, I guess, if you wanted to find a way out, but it didn’t help things, that’s for sure. I feel like I had pretty good momentum in that round and then I took that shot and I didn’t take a lot of time to recover, because that’s how it is when we’re in there.

“You’re under a lot of pressure in there; there’s the crowd and there’s the ref talking to you the whole time and your opponent is just standing on the other side of the Octagon. There are a lot of things pushing you to just continue the match. I did that and I’m sure it negatively affected me for sure. That had me sick to my stomach for a while there, I was peeing blood after the fight.”

Felder is coming off a win over James Vick. Meanwhile, Barboza will be looking to get back on the win column after getting knocked out by Justin Gaethje earlier this year.

Who do you think wins the UFC 242 co-main event?

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Paul Felder Will Make 155 Pounds In Case Khabib vs. Dustin Poirier Requires Replacement

Lightweight contender Paul Felder plans on making championship weight when he takes on Edson Barboza at UFC 242. The pay-per-view event takes place in Abu Dhabi on September 7 and will be headlined by a lightweight title unification fight between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Dustin Poirier. Felder, meanwhile, takes on Barboza in a rematch in the […]

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Lightweight contender Paul Felder plans on making championship weight when he takes on Edson Barboza at UFC 242.

The pay-per-view event takes place in Abu Dhabi on September 7 and will be headlined by a lightweight title unification fight between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Dustin Poirier. Felder, meanwhile, takes on Barboza in a rematch in the co-main event of the evening.

While he is free to weigh in at 156 pounds, “The Irish Dragon” will be making sure to lose that extra pound, just in case he is required to fill in for anyone in the main event.

“A co-main event with Khabib and Poirier headlining? The answer is yes,” Felder told MMA Junkie Radio. “Oh yeah, I’ll be making 155 pounds for weigh-ins. Of course.”

Of course, at UFC 223 back in April last year, Tony Ferguson had to pull out a week before his lightweight title fight with Nurmagomedov. Max Holloway stepped in but was deemed medically unfit to make the weight. A scramble ensued afterwards with a number of names vying to replace him on the day of the weigh-ins.

Felder had notably made 155 pounds that night, but the NYSAC denied him since he was unranked at the time. Felder’s opponent in Al Iaquinta, instead, got the nod. However, Iaquinta weighed in at 155.2 pounds, so even if he won, he wasn’t eligible to win the title.

Felder doesn’t plan on that happening, at least. This time, he is ranked in the lightweight division’s top 15 as well.

Do you think Felder will be called to step in should anyone pull out of the UFC 242 main event?

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Edson Barboza vs. Paul Felder Rematch Eyed For UFC 242 In Abu Dhabi

The UFC 242 pay-per-view (PPV) card in Abu Dhabi is shaping up rather nicely. Apart from a lightweight title fight main event between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Dustin Poirier, another big 155-pound bout is eyed for the card. MMA Junkie reports that a rematch between Edson Barboza and Paul Felder is being looked at for the […]

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The UFC 242 pay-per-view (PPV) card in Abu Dhabi is shaping up rather nicely.

Apart from a lightweight title fight main event between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Dustin Poirier, another big 155-pound bout is eyed for the card. MMA Junkie reports that a rematch between Edson Barboza and Paul Felder is being looked at for the September show.

The pair initially fought back in 2015, where Barboza took home a unanimous decision victory. Barboza comes off a big knockout loss to Justin Gaethje in March. As for Felder, along with juggling UFC analyst/commentating duties, he comes off a unanimous decision victory over James Vick in February.

UFC 242 goes down on September 7 from The Arena, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi. Check out the updated card below:

UFC 242 Card

  • Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Dustin Poirier
  • Shamil Abdurakhimov vs. Curtis Blaydes
  • Islam Makhachev vs. Davi Ramos
  • Diego Ferreira vs. Mairbek Taisumov
  • Belal Muhammad vs. Takashi Sato
  • Ottman Azaitar vs. Teemu Packalen
  • Bruno Silva vs. Khalid Taha
  • Muslim Salikhov vs. Nordine Taleb
  • Omari Akhmedov vs. Zak Cummings
  • Don Madge vs. Magomed Mustafaev
  • Joanne Calderwood vs. Andrea Lee
  • Edson Barboza vs. Paul Felder

What do you think about a rematch between Barboza and Felder in Abu Dhabi?

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Edson Barboza vs. Paul Felder Reported for UFC 242

Another significant lightweight title fight has been added to UFC 242 in Abu Dhabi when Edson Barboza takes on Paul Felder, as reported by MMA Junkie. This will be a rematch of a bout that occurred four years ago, which saw Edson Barboza pick up the un…

Another significant lightweight title fight has been added to UFC 242 in Abu Dhabi when Edson Barboza takes on Paul Felder, as reported by MMA Junkie. This will be a rematch of a bout that occurred four years ago, which saw Edson Barboza pick up the unanimous decision victory. Four years later, Paul Felder is […]

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Justin Gaethje Says Paul Felder’s Challenge Was “Unprofessional”

Justin Gaethje believes Paul Felder was out of line. Gaethje shared the Octagon with Edson Barboza on March 30. The bout was action-packed but it only lasted two minutes and 30 seconds. Gaethje knocked Barboza out cold with one punch. Gaethje Criticize…

Justin Gaethje believes Paul Felder was out of line. Gaethje shared the Octagon with Edson Barboza on March 30. The bout was action-packed but it only lasted two minutes and 30 seconds. Gaethje knocked Barboza out cold with one punch. Gaethje Criticizes Felder Felder served as an analyst on the ESPN+ desk. During the UFC […]

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