Kevin Lee Has Slight Edge To Defeat Edson Barboza

Published on April 19th, 2018 11:33 am EST
Written By: Dave Manuel
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MMA fight odds - Kevin Lee vs. Edson Barboza - Favourite to win?  Bet on it! This weekend's UFC event will feature a number of relevant and exciting fights, including Frankie Edgar vs Cub Swanson and Edson Barboza vs Kevin Lee.

Edson Barboza vs Kevin Lee has some important implications for the Lightweight division, as an impressive victory for Lee would potentially vault him into the crowd Lightweight title discussion. As we've seen many times in the past, Lee has a magnetic personality and the gift for gab, which is usually enough to vault a person above perhaps more deserving fighters.

Both Barboza and Lee are coming off of losses to top Lightweight fighters, as Lee was submitted by Tony Ferguson while Edson Barboza was pummelled by Khabib Nurmagomedov. Prior to his fight against Tony Ferguson, Kevin Lee was enjoying a five fight winning streak and had been mentioned as a potential Lightweight title contender.


Let's look at the odds for this fight, courtesy of Bet365:

Source: Bet365
Time Stamp: April 19th, 2018 11:17 am EST
Odds Subject to Change

Kevin Lee, 7/10
Edson Barboza, 6/5

Total Rounds

Over 2.5, 4/5
Under 2.5, 1/1


Edson Barboza is, without a doubt, one of the flashiest fighters in the UFC, as he has scored several highlight reel knockouts.

Kevin Lee, however, is likely the more well-rounded of the two, as he has a strong wrestling background, which has proven to be almost essential in order to succeed in the world of mixed martial arts.


Edson Barboza is currently the #4 ranked fighter in the UFC's Lightweight division, while Kevin Lee is ranked #7.

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