Frankie Edgar
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Bout rescheduled again
July 27, 2020
Edgar's scheduled bantamweight fight with Pedro Munhoz was pushed back Tuesday from Aug. 15 to Aug. 22, Marcel Dorff of reports.
The Edgar-Munhoz 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. The Aug. 22 matchup will mark the 135-pound debut for Edgar.
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Fight back on
July 12, 2020
Edgar is set to face Pedro Munhoz at UFC 252 on August 15 in Las Vegas, NV, Simon Head of reports.
The fight was originally set for July 15 in Abu Dhabi, however, Edgar's opponent Munoz tested positive for COVID-19, forcing the cancellation of the bout. Edgar will come into the bantamweight clash having lost three of his last four outings, defeating just Brian Ortega. On the flip side, Munhoz could be full of confidence as he's won three of his last four fights going into the bout.
Abu Dhabi fight cancelled
July 6, 2020
Edgar's opponent for the July 15 bout in Abu Dhabi, Pedro Munoz, has tested positive for COVID-19, which has resulted in the cancellation of the bout, Ariel Helwani of ESPN reports.
Edgar was hoping to make his debut in the 135-pound weight class for this fight, but that now seems very unlikely. However, the UFC is working to find a replacement on short notice. His fight against Munoz was originally scheduled for UFC 251 this Saturday, but it ended up getting pushed back a few days to Abu Dhabi.
Fight with Munhoz moved to July 15
June 16, 2020
Edgar (23-8-1) is now scheduled to face Pedro Munhoz (18-4-0, 1 NC) 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 Edgar-Munhoz matchup as a co-main event. Edgar's last fight came back on Dec. 21, when he lost to Chan Sung Jung in the first round at UFC Busan.
Will fight Munhoz on July 11
May 23, 2020
Edgar will take on Pedro Munhoz in a bantamweight matchup July 11, reports.
Edgar decided back in March that he wanted his next fight to be at 135 pounds after coming up short in his third try at the featherweight belt, losing to Max Holloway in July of 2019. The fight location has yet to be announced yet, though many have speculated that this would be the debut of Fight Island. Edgar will carry a three-inch reach advantage to his bantamweight debut, though both men stand at 5-foot-6. Edgar has far superior offensive wrestling marks, while Munhoz has the edge in striking volume (even though he absorbs significantly more punishment).
Plans to fight at 135 pounds in June
March 10, 2020
Edgar (orbital) said Saturday that he expects to return to the Octagon in June and intends to drop down to the bantamweight division, Farah Hannoun and Mike Bohn of USA Today report.
Edgar's (23-8-1) decision to drop down from the featherweight class to the 135-pound ranks may have been motivated in part by him losing in three of his last four fights. He most recently entered the Octagon in December, taking a short-notice fight against Chun Sung Jung and losing via first-round TKO. Edgar sustained damage to his right orbital in that fight and remains under a medical suspension, but he's on track to gain full clearance by the summer.