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Frankie Edgar

Frankie "The Answer" Edgar

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  • Given Name: Frank James Edgar
  • MMA Record: 23-6-1 (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: The Answer
  • Current Streak: 1 Win
  • Age: 36 | Date of Birth: 1981.10.16
  • Last Fight: April 21, 2018 in UFC
  • Weight Class: Featherweight | Last Weigh-In: 145.6 lbs
  • Affiliation: Ricardo Almeida Jiu Jitsu
  • Height: 5'6" (168cm) | Reach: 72.0" (183cm)
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $2,141,000 USD
  • Born: Toms River, New Jersey, United States
  • Fighting out of: Toms River, New Jersey
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Frankie Edgar MMA Fight Record

Record by Year and By Promotion

Pro Results Opponent Event Date
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Cub Swanson
22-6-1 25-8-0

Us UFC Fight Night 128: Barboza vs. Lee
Co-Main Event | Featherweight | 145 lbs

2018.04.21
Odds: -300 (Moderate Favorite) | Weigh-In: 145.6 lbs (66.0 kgs) | Referee: Marc Goddard
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches
4:44 Round 1 of 3

Us Brian Ortega
22-5-1 13-0-0

Us UFC 222: Cyborg vs. Kunitskaya
Co-Main Event | Featherweight | 145 lbs

2018.03.03
Odds: -155 (Slight Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $195,000 Base | Weigh-In: 146.0 lbs (66.2 kgs) | Referee: Jason Herzog
#4 Best MMA Knockout of the Year 2018
#41 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2018
UFC 222 Performance of the Night
Cancelled Bout Max Holloway UFC 222 2018.03.03
Reason: Holloway Leg Injury
Cancelled Bout Max Holloway UFC 218 2017.12.02
Reason: Edgar Injury
Win | KO/TKO
5:00 Round 2 of 3, 10:00 Total

Mx Yair Rodriguez
21-5-1 10-1-0

Us UFC 211: Miocic vs. Dos Santos 2
Main Card | Featherweight | 145 lbs

2017.05.13
Odds: -140 (Slight Favorite) | Weigh-In: 145.5 lbs (66.0 kgs) | Referee: Chris Reed
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Jeremy Stephens
20-5-1 25-12-0

Us UFC 205: Alvarez vs. McGregor
Preliminary Card | Featherweight | 145 lbs

2016.11.12
Odds: -330 (Moderate Favorite) | Weigh-In: 145.4 lbs (66.0 kgs) | Referee: Keith Peterson
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
5 Rounds, 25:00 Total

Br José Aldo
20-4-1 25-2-0

Us UFC 200: Tate vs. Nunes
Main Card | Interim Title | Featherweight | 145

2016.07.09
Odds: -125 (Slight Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $190,000 Base | Weigh-In: 144.5 lbs (65.5 kgs) | Referee: Marc Goddard
#35 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2016
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
2:28 Round 1 of 5

Us Chad Mendes
19-4-1 17-3-0

Us The Ultimate Fighter 22 Finale
Main Event | Featherweight | 145 lbs

2015.12.11
Odds: -140 (Slight Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $410,000 ($180K Base, $180K Bonus, $50K Perf/Night) | Weigh-In: 145.5 lbs (66.0 kgs) | Referee: John McCarthy
#14 Best MMA Knockout of the Year 2015
The Ultimate Fighter 22 Finale Performance of the Night
Win | Decision | Unanimous
5 Rounds, 25:00 Total

Us Urijah Faber
18-4-1 32-7-0

Ph UFC Fight Night 66: Edgar vs. Faber
Main Event | Featherweight | 145 lbs

2015.05.16
Odds: -600 (Huge Favorite) | Weigh-In: 146.0 lbs (66.2 kgs) | Referee: Steve Perceval
Win | Submission | Head
4:56 Round 5 of 5, 24:56 Total

Us Cub Swanson
17-4-1 21-5-0

Us UFC Fight Night 57: Edgar vs. Swanson
Main Event | Featherweight | 145 lbs

2014.11.22
Odds: -200 (Moderate Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $50,000 Perf/Night | Weigh-In: 145.0 lbs (65.8 kgs) | Referee: Dan Miragliotta
UFC Fight Night 57 Performance of the Night
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
4:16 Round 3 of 5, 14:16 Total

Us BJ Penn
16-4-1 16-9-2

Us The Ultimate Fighter 19 Finale
Main Event | Featherweight | 145 lbs

2014.07.06
Odds: -450 (Heavy Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $260,000 ($130K Base, $130K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 145.5 lbs (66.0 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean | Walkout Music: The Notorious B.I.G. - Kick in the Door
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Br Charles Oliveira
15-4-1 16-3-0

Us UFC 162: Silva vs. Weidman
Co-Main Event | Featherweight | 145 lbs

2013.07.06
Odds: -650 (Huge Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $290,000 ($120K Base, $120K Bonus, $50K Fight/Night) | Weigh-In: 146.0 lbs (66.2 kgs) | Referee: Yves Lavigne
#38 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2013
UFC 162 Fight of the Night
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
5 Rounds, 25:00 Total

Br José Aldo
15-3-1 21-1-0

Us UFC 156: Aldo vs. Edgar
Main Event | Title Challenge | Featherweight | 145

2013.02.02
Odds: +165 (Slight Underdog) | Disclosed Pay: $170,000 ($120K Base, $50K Fight/Night) | Weigh-In: 144.0 lbs (65.3 kgs) | Referee: Steve Mazzagatti
#8 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2013
#12 Greatest Featherweight MMA Fight of All Time
UFC 156 Fight of the Night
Cancelled Bout José Aldo UFC 153 2012.10.13
Reason: Aldo Foot Injury
Loss | Decision | Split
5 Rounds, 25:00 Total

Us Benson Henderson
15-2-1 16-2-0

Us UFC 150: Henderson vs. Edgar 2
Main Event | Title Challenge | Lightweight | 155

2012.08.11
Odds: +170 (Slight Underdog) | Weigh-In: 154.6 lbs (70.1 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean
#48 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2012
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
5 Rounds, 25:00 Total

Us Benson Henderson
15-1-1 15-2-0

Jp UFC 144: Edgar vs. Henderson
Main Event | Title Defense | Lightweight | 70 kg

2012.02.25
Odds: -145 (Slight Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $65,000 Fight/Night | Weigh-In: 154.0 lbs (69.9 kgs) | Referee: Marc Goddard
#17 Greatest Lightweight MMA Fight of All Time
#56 Greatest Fight of All Time
#2 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2012
UFC 144 Fight of the Night
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
3:54 Round 4 of 5, 18:54 Total

Us Gray Maynard
14-1-1 10-0-1

Us UFC 136: Edgar vs Maynard 3
Main Event | Title Defense | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2011.10.08
Odds: -130 (Slight Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $75,000 KO/Night | Weigh-In: 154.5 lbs (70.1 kgs) | Referee: Josh Rosenthal
#18 Greatest Fight of All Time
#10 Greatest Comeback of All Time
#98 Greatest Knockout of All Time
#10 Greatest Lightweight MMA Fight of All Time
#7 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2011
#8 Best MMA Knockout of the Year 2011
UFC 136 Knockout of the Night
Cancelled Bout Gray Maynard UFC 130 2011.05.28
Reason: Both Fighters Injured
Draw | Decision | Split
5 Rounds, 25:00 Total

Us Gray Maynard
14-1-0 10-0-0

Us UFC 125: Resolution
Main Event | Title Defense | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2011.01.01
Odds: +125 (Slight Underdog) | Disclosed Pay: $162,000 ($51K Base, $51K Bonus, $60K Fight/Night) | Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs (70.3 kgs) | Referee: Yves Lavigne
#4 Greatest Fight of All Time
#1 Greatest Lightweight MMA Fight of All Time
#3 Greatest Comeback of All Time
#2 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2011
UFC 125 Fight of the Night
Win | Decision | Unanimous
5 Rounds, 25:00 Total

Us BJ Penn
13-1-0 15-6-1

Us UFC 118: Edgar vs. Penn 2
Main Event | Title Defense | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2010.08.28
Odds: +240 (Moderate Underdog) Upset Victory | Disclosed Pay: $96,000 ($48K Base, $48K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 154.0 lbs (69.9 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean | Walkout Music: The Notorious B.I.G. - Kick in the Door
#22 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2010
#60 Biggest Upset of All Time
Win | Decision | Unanimous
5 Rounds, 25:00 Total

Us BJ Penn
12-1-0 15-5-1

Ae UFC 112: Invincible
Co-Main Event | Title Challenge | Lightweight | 155

2010.04.10
Odds: +588 (Heavy Underdog) Upset Victory | Weigh-In: 154.0 lbs (69.9 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean | Walkout Music: The Notorious B.I.G. - Kick in the Door
#8 Biggest Upset of All Time
#20 Greatest Lightweight MMA Fight of All Time
#40 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2010
Cancelled Bout Kurt Pellegrino TUF 10 Finale 2009.12.05
Reason: Pellegrino Injury
Win | Submission | Choke
2:22 Round 2 of 3, 7:22 Total

Us Matt Veach
11-1-0 11-0-0

Us The Ultimate Fighter 10 Finale
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2009.12.05
Odds: -600 (Huge Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $71,000 ($23K Base, $23K Bonus, $25K Fight/Night) | Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs (70.3 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean
The Ultimate Fighter 10 Finale Fight of the Night
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Sean Sherk
10-1-0 35-3-1

Us UFC 98: Evans vs. Machida
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2009.05.23
Odds: +275 (Moderate Underdog) Upset Victory | Disclosed Pay: $40,000 ($20K Base, $20K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs (70.3 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean
Cancelled Bout Matt Wiman UFC UFN 16 2008.12.10
Reason: Edgar Injury
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Br Hermes França
9-1-0 18-6-0

Us UFC Fight Night 14: Silva vs. Irvin
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2008.07.19
Odds: -158 (Slight Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $51,000 ($13K Base, $13K Bonus, $25K Fight/Night) | Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs (70.3 kgs) | Referee: Yves Lavigne
UFC Fight Night 14 Fight of the Night
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Gray Maynard
9-0-0 4-0-0

Us UFC Fight Night 13: Florian vs. Lauzon
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2008.04.02
Odds: -223 (Moderate Favorite) Upset Defeat | Weigh-In: 155.5 lbs (70.5 kgs) | Referee: Adam Martinez
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Spencer Fisher
8-0-0 20-3-0

Us UFC 78: Validation
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2007.11.17
Odds: -128 (Slight Favorite) | Weigh-In: 154.0 lbs (69.9 kgs) | Referee: Dan Miragliotta
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
4:55 Round 1 of 3

Ca Mark Bocek
7-0-0 4-0-0

Us UFC 73: Stacked
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2007.07.07
Odds: -220 (Moderate Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $10,000 ($5K Base, $5K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 154.5 lbs (70.1 kgs) | Referee: Jon Schorle
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Tyson Griffin
6-0-0 8-0-0

Us UFC 67: All or Nothing
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2007.02.03
Odds: +525 (Heavy Underdog) Upset Victory | Disclosed Pay: $6,000 ($3K Base, $3K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 154.0 lbs (69.9 kgs) | Referee: Steve Mazzagatti
#74 Biggest Upset of All Time
#52 Greatest Fight of All Time
#15 Greatest Lightweight MMA Fight of All Time
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Jim Miller
5-0-0 5-0-0

Us Reality Fighting 14: Fall Brawl
Main Event | Title Defense | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2006.11.18
Weigh-In: 153.0 lbs (69.4 kgs)
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Lt Deividas Taurosevicius
4-0-0 4-1-0

Us Reality Fighting 13: Battle at the Beach 2006
Co-Main Event | Title Challenge | Lightweight | 155

2006.08.05
Win | Submission | Choke
2:37 Round 1 of 2

Us Steve McCabe
3-0-0 1-0-0

Us Ring of Combat 10
Main Card | Catchweight | 168 lbs

2006.04.14
Weigh-In: 158.0 lbs (71.7 kgs)
Win | Submission | Choke
3:26 Round 1 of 3

Us Jerome Isip
2-0-0 1-4-0

Us Sportfighting 2
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2005.12.10
Weigh-In: 154.5 lbs (70.1 kgs) | Referee: Yves Lavinge
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
4:21 Round 1 of 2

Us Mark Getto
1-0-0 0-0-1

Us Ring of Combat 9
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2005.10.29
Weigh-In: 153.0 lbs (69.4 kgs)
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Us Eric Uresk

Us New York Regional

2005.07.10

Frankie Edgar Wiki Update Wiki

On April 10, 2010, at UFC 112 from Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, lightweight fighter Frankie “The Answer” Edgar shocked the MMA world. In a title fight that he entered as a huge underdog, Edgar defeated MMA deity B.J. “The Prodigy” Penn in a five round standup war to seize the UFC lightweight title. In doing so, Edgar was the first man to defeat Penn at lightweight in almost eight years. The keys to the fight were Edgar's leg kicks which exploited Penn's boxing stance, as well as Edgar's constant movement. Edgar was able to avoid Penn's powerful punches that led to victories over Kenny Florian, Diego Sanchez, and Sean Sherk. However, there was some controversy as some felt that Edgar's softer punches had not been enough to earn the decision. In response the "Prodigy" was given an immediate rematch, but Edgar  won that fight more convincingly.


Prior to winning the UFC Lightweight Championship, however, the spirited fighter and former collegiate wrestler out of Toms River, New Jersey was already one of the division’s best, and had been defeated only once as a professional. Edgar’s resume, in fact, is dotted with wins over major league MMA talent, including 155 lb. wrecking balls Tyson Griffin and Sean Sherk, as well as Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu wizards Hermes Franca and Mark Bocek. To those that had followed his career progression closely, Edgar’s title performance against Penn was far less surprising.


Frankie Edgar’s key to success inside the Octagon has been his ability to remain technical even when fighting at an extremely high pace. That speaks to hard work and enormous diligence in training, as well as an ability to stay calm under fire. Edgar has sharp boxing, makes effective use of his jab, and draws on his foundation as a standout wrestler. Edgar has a somewhat spare frame for a lightweight, and the fact that he could easily cut to 145 lbs. makes his record of performance in the bigger (and more lucrative) lightweight division all the more impressive. With few other discernible weaknesses outside of his natural size, plus a deep competitive streak to keep him motivated, Frankie Edgar looks poised to add victories for many years to come.


After the second Penn match, Edgar was matched with the only man who held a victory over the "Answer", Gray Maynard. In the first round the much larger Maynard was able to drop Edgar several times, almost knocking him out but unable to finish him. After the first round, it was apparent that Maynard had punched himself out, and Edgar was able to battle his way to a majority draw. Following the match it was announced that Edgar would have an immediate rematch with Maynard, instead of fighting planned challenger Anthony Pettis. However, both Edgar and Maynard suffered injuries and their rematch had to be postponed.


They fought again nine months later, and again Maynard was almost able to knock out Edgar, in the first round with the "Answer" battling back in the following rounds. This time however, Edgar was able to knock out Maynard to end their thrilling trilogy.


Following a unanimous decision loss to Ben Henderson in his 3rd title defense, and a split decision loss in his rematch, Edgar would then move down to featherweight for a potential super fight with long time champion Jose Aldo. Edgar would lose a unanimous decision to the champ in another close fight that Edgar always seems to find himself in. In his next fight Edgar looked to avoid a 4 fight losing streak and pick up his first win at featherweight when faced he Charles Oliveira at UFC 162. In a fight many thought would be an easy win Oliveira put up a great fight but Edgar went on to win the Unanimous Decision victory as well as Fight of the Night honors for the 6th time.


Edgar would then become a coach for the 19th season of The Ultimate Fighter against BJ Penn. The two would fight for a third time, this time at Featherweight. Edgar would close the trilogy in dominating fashion this time leaving no question as to who the winner was finishing BJ by TKO in the third round.

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