The English native became the first fighter in UFC history to get knocked out by a spinning wheel kick. The spectacular finish came late in the third round.
Barboza and Etim earned fight of the night honors for a competitive and entertaining scrap. As the third round winded down, Barboza pulled off a beautiful spinning wheel kick, smashing his heel clean across Etim's face.
The brunt force of the kick sent Etim crashing to the canvas like a log.
It's hard enough on a fighter to taste the bitter pill of defeat, but for Etim, he knows he'll be on the wrong end of a major highlight reel for years to come.
There's no use dwelling over the past. Etim is still a solid talent in the lightweight division. He has some major defensive issues in regards to his wrestling and striking, but at only 26 years of age, he has plenty of time to shore up holes in his fight game.
Here are five fights Etim should take next...