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Edson Barboza vs. Billy Quarantillo Expected for April 15 UFC Card, Not at Apex

Edson Barboza, UFC 272 weigh-in ceremony Photo credit: Gabriel Gonzalez/Cageside Press

Billy Quarantillo made solid progress in this April’s race.

Quarantillo (17-4) will face Edson Barboza (22-11) in a featherweight bout at UFC Fight Night on April 15, 2023.

“Billy Q” announced the news on Wednesday, initially via OnlyFans and later on other social media platforms.

“It’s official, I just got a contract and I will fight Edson Barbosa on April 15th for a UFC Fight Night,” Quarantillo said in a video statement. “As far as I know, it’s not going to be at Apex, it’s going to be at Arena, and it’s going to be a co-main event.”

That’s big news for Quarantillo, who are 5-2 inside the octagon so far. The 34-year-old defeated Alexander Hernandez by TKO at UFC 282 last month.

Barboza is still ranked at featherweight, No. 14 on the UFC’s official rankings. The Brazilian has lost two in a row and is 2-5 in his past seven. At 36, he is only two years older than Quarantillo but has been in the promotion since 2010.

There are no officially announced locations, venues or broadcast plans for UFC’s April 15, 2023 Fight Night show. The following matches have been covered for the event so far:

  • Martin Buddy vs. Jack Collier
  • Bruna Brazil vs. Dennis Gomez
  • Dustin Jacoby vs. Azamat Murzakanov
  • TJ Brown and Bill Algeo
  • Edson Barboza vs. Billy Quarantillo

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