As Frankie Edgar attended UFC 159 this past weekend in his home state, the New Jersey native was reminded how much a fighter's marketability factors into matchmaking.
Former UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar will face Charles Oliveira, while Cub Swanson throws down with Dennis Siver at UFC 162 on July 6 in Las Vegas.
A pair of key featherweight matchups have been added to July's UFC 162 event, as former UFC lightweight champ Frankie Edgar faces Charles Oliveira and Dennis Siver meets Cub Swanson.
UFC president Dana White doesn’t want to see former lightweight champion Frankie Edgar ever return to the 155-pound division.
Three fighters from Saturday’s UFC 156 card have been handed potential six-month medical suspensions by the Nevada Athletic Commission.
Former UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar, as well as Evan Dunham and Francisco Rivera, could be on the sidelines until August following UFC 156.
Frankie Edgar was tough from bell to bell, but Jose Aldo had to admit, while Edgar is a very tough fighter, the toughest fight on his resume was against former WEC champion Urijah Faber.
"I don't wanna be talking about do you think you won, this and that," said Frankie Edgar after his fight with Jose Aldo. "He left with the belt and he's the champion, deservedly."
The Ultimate Fighting Championship released the attendance and gate receipt figures for UFC 156: Aldo vs. Edgar on Saturday.
Jose Aldo retained his title in a closely contested main event fight, while Frankie Edgar once again feels the sting of a tough decision that didn't go his way.