Shane Burgos is allergic to a boring fight.
Although I’m not a doctor and haven’t seen the man’s medical records, I feel confident enough to make this statement because through eight UFC appearances, the 30-year-old “Hurricane” has a 6-2 record, each fight being savagely. entertaining and his two setbacks to come in Fight of the Night’s winning clash against two Top 10 matches, Calvin Kattar and Josh Emmett.
This weekend, Bronx-born Team Rep Tiger Schulmann makes his first start of the year in another match guaranteed to produce fireworks as he lands on the main a la carte facing Edson Barboza. Like Burgos, the veteran Brazil is unable to be in a pedestrian affair, with Saturday night’s fight serving as a critical match in every man’s quest to climb the highly competitive featherweight ranks.
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Currently No.9 in the standings, Burgos has nothing but stars ahead of him and a collection of hungry upstarts (and Barboza) nibbling on his heels, with several others sitting off the standings desperate for their chance to join the fray. .
Basically solid and the type of fighter who gets better as the fight continues, Burgos has a chance to rise to the fringes of contention with a win here, putting himself in a position where he could be the bottom half of the couple. the next time. Barboza looks great since his stint in the 145-pound ranks last year and brings a wealth of experience with him in the Octagon this weekend, but if Burgos can get back into the winning column by pushing back the he former lightweight standout, his profile in the ultra-competitive featherweight division is expected to increase.