Edson Barboza is a Brazilian mixed martial artist and retired Muay Thai kickboxer. He is widely recognized for his aggressive Muay Thai attack, also known as a wheel kick.


The Multiple award-winning artists, Barboza is married to a beautiful wife, Bruna Barboza. He and his spouse are blessed with a child. 

Edson Barboza Early Life and Career

Edson Mendes Barboza was born on 21st January 1986, in Nova Friburgo, Rio De Janeiro. He is a son of Sr. Edson Barboza and Leila Barboza. Barboza started practicing Muay Thai since the age of eight. Throughout his Muay Thai career, he set a record of 22 victories out of 25 games. His 17 games were finished in the first round.

[ CAPTION: Edson Barboza early age photo ][ SOURCE: Instagram ]

Edson Barboza began his professional MMA career in April 2009 in Florida with a fight against Aaron Steadman. He won that match with TKO in the First round. Later on, Edson fought with the Lee King in the Renaissance MMA promotion where he won the lightweight via KO in the second round.

He was again challenged by Lee King for lightweight but he defended the belt winning via submission.

[ CAPTION: Bruna Barboza’s wheel kick ][ SOURCE: Quebrada ]

Giving most of the time to his fighting career, Barboza then joined New Jersey-based promotion Ring of Combat. There, his the first fight was against Nabih Barakat which he won via KO just over a minute.

Years later, he made UFC debut winning over Mike Lullo by TKO. Apparently, he was expected to make his UFC debut against Darren Elkins. Because of Elkins injury, he was replaced by Lullo.

[ CAPTION: Edson Barboza punching his opponent ][ SOURCE: sherdog ]

 As of now, Edson Barboza has fought against many fighters but only few can defeat him. He set the kickboxing record of 25 wins out of 28 games and MMA record of 19 wins out of 24 games. Moreover, he is Six times FIght of the Night, one-time Knockout of the Night, 2012 Knockout of the Year, Two-time Demolition Fight Champion and so on.

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More recently, he fought against one of the toughest MMA, Khabib Nurmagomedov. However, he lost the match. As of 2018, official UFC lightweight rankings have ranked Edson in the number 4th. 

Edson Barboza Married, Wife, Children, Affairs, Girlfriend

Talented and hard-working, Bruna is married to a gorgeous spouse, Bruna Barboza. The couple has a son from their married relationship.  

[ CAPTION: Edson Barboza, his wife, and their children ][ SOURCE: Instagram ]

The husband and wife appear to be living a happy life. He often posts pictures of himself with his family visiting different places. Besides, the couple has a strong bond. Bruna also encourages on Edson’s fighting career. She also spends her time training with her husband, Edson. 

[ CAPTION: Husband and wife, Edson and Bruna Barboza practicing together][ SOURCE: Instagram ]

Apart from their relationship, the couple has not involved in any love affairs and neither there has been any serious conflict between the couple. 

Edson Barboza Net worth, Income, Salary, Earning

Edson Barboza receives a handsome salary from his MMA professions. Besides, his numerous titles have also helped him to boost the net worth. He owns several supercars comprising, Lamborghini, Mercedes, which price in the market is more than $2 million.

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Collecting information from several sources we found out this yearly income. Edson Barboza earned $5,734,000 in 2017, $4,432,000 in 2016, $3,241,000 in 2015, $2,493,077 in 2014, $1,852,000 in 2013, and $1,620,500 in 2012. 

Moreover, Edson also receives a decent amount of money from several fashion lines and brands as an endorsement. Allocating information from several sources as of 2018, it is found out that his current net worth is estimated to be around $9 million