3 Submissions ( 21.43 %)
8 Decisions ( 57.14 %)
Frankie Edgar In The News
Posted on November 28, 2011
Frankie Edgar Profile
Frankie Edgar is the reigning UFC lightweight champ and although his assertion to the throne was considered by many a 'fluky upset' he's since demonstrated that he's more than deserving of the crown. Edgar became champion with a shocking upset victory over then champion BJ Penn at UFC 112. Heading into the fight, Edgar was considered a poor opponent and completely overmatched against Penn who at the time was considered one of the 'pound for pound' fighters in the sport. Edgar basically outworked Penn and beat him at his own game to win the title by unanimous decision.
The victory was considered such a fluke by casual MMA fans that the UFC was desperate to get the belt back on Penn. A rematch was quickly signed in hopes that Penn was just having an 'off night'. To the surprise of everyone, it was 'deja vu all over again' as Edgar once again won with ease. In his first title defense in January 2011, Edgar was pitted against tough Gray Maynard who had beaten him by decision in April 2008. In an epic toe to toe battle, the two men fought to a draw. The third fight of the Edgar/Maynard trilogy is slated for October 2011. The decision loss and draw to Maynard are the only blemishes on an otherwise perfect record.
Edgar lives and fights out of Toms River, New Jersey where he lives with his wife Renee and his two sons, Francesco and Santino James.