Frankie Edgar vs. Charles Oliveira
Round 1: Oliveira lands a kick to the body. Edgar pumps his jab. Edgar lands a right hand. Oliveira backs away and Edgar goes in pursuit. He takes Oliveira down. Oliveira goes for a leg and Edgar gets free but Oliveira is back to his feet. Oliveira delivers a front kick to the body. Edgar takes the fight to the ground. He works in Oliveira’s closed guard. Oliveira rolls for a submission and gets back to his feet. Oliveira closes the distance and Edgar lands a combination for his efforts. Edgar steps in with a left hook. Oliveira clinches and lands a knee. Edgar goes to the body and Oliveira answers with a right hand. Edgar lands a hard left hand. Oliveira moves forward and Edgar lands an uppercut. Oliveira moving forward. He lands an uppercut. Edgar answers with a combination. Edgar takes the fight to the ground in the closing seconds. Oliveira lands elbows from the bottom. The round ends. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Edgar.
Round 2: Oliveira lands a kick to the body. Edgar goes to the body with a left hand. Oliveira clinches but Edgar pushes him away. They exchange jabs. Oliveira delivers a powerful outside leg kick. He lands another but Edgar catches it and lands a right hand down the middle and takes Oliveira down. He lands kicks to Oliveira’s legs. Edgar lets him up. Oliveira moves in and Edgar changes levels and secures a double leg takedown. Edgar lands elbows. Oliveira works his way back to his feet and they separate. Two minutes remain in the round. Edgar pushes forward. Edgar goes to the body with a left hand. Edgar steps in with a left hand. Oliveira lands an outside leg kick. Edgar catches it and pushes him away. Oliveira presses the action. Edgar elevates him and slams him to the canvas. Oliveira applies a guillotine choke. The round ends. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Edgar.
Round 3: Edgar lands a left hand. Oliveira moving forward. He lands his jab. Edgar lands a hard right hand followed by a combination. Edgar takes Oliveira down. He lands kicks to the downed Oliveira’s legs. The referee stands Oliveira up. Edgar lands a left hand but Oliveira answers with a counter elbow. Oliveira lands a combination. They exchange on the inside. Oliveira keeping pace with Edgar. Edgar lands a solid right hand. Oliveira delivers a counter left. Oliveira trips Edgar. Edgar rolls and gets back to his feet. Edgar lands a right hand. Oliveira is hurt. Edgar lands another right hand. Edgar jumps in with a flying knee. Oliveira goes for a takedown and Edgar stuffs it and lands hammer fists. Edgar is in Oliveira’s full guard. Edgar lands a left hand. Edgar stands and leaps in with a right hand that lands. The crowd chants “Frankie.” The round ends. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Edgar.
The judges scored the fight for Edgar by unanimous decision. The scorecards read 30-27, 29-28 and 30-27.