After A 10 Year Absence, Lucas “Hulk” Barbosa Is Back In The Cage

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One of the top BJJ competitors, Lucas “Hulk” Barbosa, is making his long-anticipated return to the MMA scene this Friday against Umarov… a fight not to miss!

After A 10 Year Absence, Lucas “Hulk” Barbosa Is Back In The Cage

After A 10 Year Absence, Lucas “Hulk” Barbosa Is Back In The Cage

One of the top BJJ competitors, Lucas “Hulk” Barbosa, is making his long-anticipated return to the MMA scene this Friday against Umarov… a fight not to miss

Location: Orlando, FL.

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One of the top BJJ competitors, Lucas “Hulk” Barbosa, is making his long-anticipated return to the MMA scene this Friday, August 5th, against Elmar Umarov in the Professional Fighters League (PFL) 7.  

This being a qualifying fight for the PFL Challenger Series, Hulk has the chance to gain a ticket to the regular season of PFL. If Barbosa advances, he can fight his way up to the $1 million dollar season prize!

Getting his black belt in 2015, Hulk is one of the best grapplers to make the transition to MMA. He is a two-time IBJJF Gi world champion and four-time No-Gi champion, and bronze medalist at the 2019 ADCC Championships. 

Hulk is a specialist at takedowns, and his intense top game makes MMA fit like a glove on him. He holds a 2-1 professional MMA record losing his first debut bout in 2011 but coming back to win his next two matches in 2012. Since leaving the cage, Barbosa gained some impressive wins over notable grapplers such as Roberto Jimenez, Gilbert Burns, and Giancarlo Bodoni. 

Hulk’s opponent, Umarov, has four wins and one loss in his professional career, with all of his wins coming via stoppage. This will also be Umarov’s PFL debut.

Check out the face-off here:

How can I watch: PFL Challenger series will be streamed in ESPN+ (Subscription is required) August 5th 9pm.

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