Pedro Munhoz
The Young Punisher


Drops tight main event decision
August 22, 2020
Munhoz lost to Frankie Edgar via split decision (47-48, 49-46, 47-48) at UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Las Vegas.
This one was close, real close. Munhoz may have deserved a better fate, but it's difficult to get too upset about the result when there was clearly so little separating the two men. Munhoz connected with some power shots but struggled to string together combinations for the vast majority of the fight. He was the more accurate striker, landing 46 percent of his significant strikes compared to just 36 percent from Edgar. This won't make Munhoz feel any better, but he's better equipped to handle this defeat than Edgar would have been. Yes, Munhoz has now lost back-to-back fights, but he's considerably younger than Edgar and anyone who watched this fight would have known full well it could have gone either way. The key for Munhoz will be to rebound his next time out. He can't let the losing streak hit three. His stock didn't drop a ton despite not getting this decision. On the bright side, he'll take home an extra $50,000 after this bout was awarded Fight of the Night honors.
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Fight moved back one week
July 27, 2020
Munhoz's scheduled bantamweight fight with Frankie Edgar was pushed back Tuesday from Aug. 15 to Aug. 22, Marcel Dorff of reports.
The Munhoz-Edgar showdown has now been pushed back three times, as the two were initially pitted against one another at Fight Island in Abu Dhabi on July 11 and then July 15 before Munhoz withdrew following a positive COVID-19 test. Munhoz had been fully cleared from the coronavirus before the match was rebooked for Aug. 15 in Las Vegas, though it's unclear why it has now been pushed back a week. Munhoz owns a 8-4 (1 NC) record since making his UFC debut in February 2014.
Bout rescheduled
July 12, 2020
Munhoz had his former fight against Frankie Edgar rescheduled for UFC 252 on August 15 in Las Vegas, NV, reports.
The Brazillian was scheduled to face Edgar in Abu Dhabi on July 15, however, he tested positive for COVID-19 forcing the cancellation of the fight. Munhoz will come into the fight having won three of his last four matches to go along with a 18-4-0 record in his professional career.
Tests positive for COVID-19
July 6, 2020
Munhoz's bout against Frankie Edgar scheduled for July 15 in Abu Dhabi has been cancelled after he tested positive for COVID-19, Ariel Helwani of ESPN reports.
Munhoz is reportedly feeling "OK," but he will need to get a clear bill of health before he can start working towards a new fight. These two were originally slated to square-off against each other on Saturday at UFC 251 before the fight was pushed back to Abu Dhabi. It remains unclear if Edgar will get a replacement for this fight.
Fight with Edgar moved to July 15
June 16, 2020
Munhoz (18-4-0, 1 NC) is now scheduled to face Frankie Edgar (23-8-1) in a bantamweight fight July 15 in Abu Dhabi, Marcel Dorff of reports.
The two were initially pitted against one another as part of the July 11 card for UFC 251, but by moving the fight back four days, the promotion can feature the Munhoz-Edgar matchup as a co-main event. Munhoz will be returning to the Octagon for the first time since June 2019, when lost to Aljamain Sterling in a unanimous decision at UFC 238.
Slated to take on Edgar
May 23, 2020
Munhoz will face Frankie Edgar in a featherweight matchup on July 11, reports.
The location is yet to be determined, though this is a date many have speculated for the debut of Fight Island. Munhoz will be looking to get back on track after he fell to Aljamain Sterling in June of 2019. Half of Munhoz's wins have come by way of submission, but Edgar has never been submitted in 32 MMA bouts. Both men stand at 5-6, but Edgar will have a three-inch reach advantage. Munhioz has a much higher striking volume despite his propensity for submissions, but he's also willing to get hit in order to land his own combos, absorbing more than six significant strikes per minute of cage time.