Frankie Edgar Debuts in Bantamweight with a split-decision win!

Last weekend, Frankie Edgar made his debut in the Bantamweight division with a win against Pedro Munhoz. Catch the full highlights of their clash below! 

Frankie Edgar

Frankie Edgar Debuts in Bantamweight with a split-decision win!

After 13 years, Frankie Edgar finally reached the division he should have fought for his entire career. Last weekend, ‘The Answer’ has made his debut in the Bantamweight division. This time, he fought against Pedro Munhoz in the main event of the promotion in Las Vegas (Nevada); and proved that this division is the perfect place for him. At 38 years old, some people might forget that he was once a lightweight champion. However, lots of things have changed in this competitive sport. 

Previously, Edgar lost against Max Holloway in their title shot match. Besides, he also fell behind when meeting Chan Sung Jung on a short notice featherweight clash. Notably, he was knocked out twice during four fights, making people doubt his chin and condition even more. As his durability was as good as anybody else’s in his division, this came as a big surprise. For his recent match-up with Munhoz, the Brazilian is a hard hitter, making it an exciting showdown. 

Besides, one of his top high-profile wins includes a KO victory over Cody Garbrandt. However, he suffered a loss when he fought against Aljamain Sterling by unanimous decision. This recent match is also a chance for him to get back on track. While both men had their moments, with Munhoz showing his power advantage, Edgar and his slick technical boxing skill took over the second round. From then on, the clash became a cut-throat fight. Finally, Edgar successfully snatched a split-decision win. 

A Close Win

Sharing after the win, Edgar shared that he wants one final push to reach the title contention list: “I proved all them wrong; I still got some fight in this tank, and we’re gonna make a run at 135. I’m showing I can compete with the best at 38 years old. I don’t want to hear nothing from nobody.” On the other hand, UFC President Dana White was also impressed by his performance: “The fact that he’s still performing the way he’s performing at his age with all the wars that he’s been through, and all the things he’s accomplished, yeah, I’d say he looked pretty damn good tonight.”