Round 1: Barboza quickly sets up in the center, getting off first with a body kick and then one of his trademark brutal leg kicks. Barboza chews up Varner’s leg with another few before Varner explodes and takes Barboza down. Barboza kicks him off and gets to his feet. Barboza going back to work with the leg kicks. Barboza eating up Varner’s left leg, but Varner is hanging in the fight — he lands a nice right hand and follows up shortly after with a nice two-punch combo. Barboza eating up Varner’s leg, but Varner shoots behind some nice punches in and dumps him to the mat. Varner nails him with some powerful shots; Barboza kicks him off again but doesn’t have the legs under him to get back up. Varner stays on him, dogging him with punches as Barboza tries to get away. Varner drops him with a punch and then goes to work with hammerfists, forcing the ref to stop the fight.
Amazing upset and return for Jamie Varner.
Jamie Varner defeated Edson Barboza via TKO (punches) at 3:23 of round 1