Frankie Edgar
The Answer


Verbal agreement on featherweight title shot
May 13, 2019
Edgar has verbally agreed to fight Max Holloway for the featherweight title at UFC 240 on July 27, Brett Okamoto of ESPN reports.
Edgar was scheduled to face Holloway for the title in early 2018, however Holloway was forced to pull out of the fight. Edgar then suffered an early knockout in his next contest, which bumped him out of title contention. He was able to recover nicely, with a unanimous decision victory over Cub Swanson in April of 2018, before suffering a torn bicep injury that forced him to pull out of a fight in October. Now healthy, it seems Edgar will once again have his shot at gold against the champ. Holloway has owned the featherweight division, having won 13 straight contests in the division, however suffered a loss in his most recent fight, an interim-lightweight title bout with Dustin Poirier at UFC 236.
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Recovered from biceps injury
April 17, 2019
Edgar claims to be fully recovered from a torn biceps injury that cost him the second half of 2018, ESPN's Brett Okamoto reports.
Edgar took a big risk in early-2018, as he was lined up for a title shot against Max Holloway, but the fight was called off after Holloway needed to withdraw. He proceeded to stay active and accepted a fight against Brian Ortega, but after losing in the first round, it was Ortega who instead got the next shot at Holloway. Edgar bounced back with a win over Cub Swanson, and while he had to pull out of a November fight against Chan Sung Jung, Edgar believes he is next in line for a shot at Holloway's belt. His logic makes sense, but it remains to be seen if UFC brass sees eye to eye.
Out of UFC Denver
October 27, 2018
Edgar will no longer face Chan Sung Jung at UFC Denver on Nov. 10 after withdrawing due to an undisclosed injury, Brett Okamoto of ESPN reports.
While the exact nature of the injury is undisclosed, Edgar is not expected to require surgery, and is hopeful for a return in early-2019. In the meantime, Yair Rodriguez will step in on short notice to take on The Korean Zombie.
To headline UFC Denver against The Korean Zombie
July 20, 2018
Edgar will take on Chan Sung Jung in the main event of UFC Denver on Nov. 10, Brett Okamoto of ESPN reports.
Edgar is 2-2 in his last four fights, but the veteran should enter as the betting favorite in this one. He'll be taking on "The Korean Zombie," who has fought just once in the last five years due to injury and his mandatory military service. The injury was a serious one too, as Jung suffered both a torn ACL and MCL after his win over Dennis Bermudez which cost him almost 18 months on the shelf. Edgar may throw slightly less volume than Jung, but he owns a superior striking defense and takedown averages. He'll be conceding a four-inch reach advantage, however.
Easily decisions Cub Swanson Saturday in Atlantic City
April 21, 2018
Edgar defeated Cub Swanson via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) at UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Atlantic City.
It was a strong performance from Edgar on the heels of his knockout loss to Brian Ortega just six weeks ago. Fighting on the shortest rest of his legendary career, Edgar, just like the first fight between the two, once again got the better of the striking exchanges with Swanson. Frankie and Cub fight extremely similar styles, but Edgar does it just a bit better. The loss to Ortega certainly derailed Frankie in terms of the rankings in the UFC's featherweight division, but the truth of the matter is that he is clearly one of the best 145-pounders on the planet and he isn't all that far away from being right back in the title picture. Edgar will turn 37 years old in November.
Will take on Cub Swanson at UFC Atlantic City
March 21, 2018
Edgar is slated to fight Cub Swanson in a featherweight matchup at UFC Atlantic City on April 21.
Edgar is just a few weeks removed from a upset loss against Brian Ortega at UFC 222, but the American has claimed victory in seven of his last nine bouts. He'll be at a slight size disadvantage in this one, as Swanson (25-8-0) enters the match with roughly a two-inch advantage in both height and reach. That wasn't an issue for Edgar in their first fight back in 2014, when "The Answer" came out on top via a neck crank submission in the fifth round. Edgar also won the striking battle 93-to-31 in that one, in addition to collecting seven takedowns and passing guard an amazing 16 times. With this bout scheduled for just three rounds, however, there will be slightly less opportunities to accrue fantasy points.