Frankie Edgar has a date and opponent focused for his bantamweight debut.
“The Reply” and Pedro Munhoz have agreed to a 135-pound conflict at UFC’s upcoming card on July 11, a number of sources advised MMA Preventing. The UFC has to but to formally announce the occasion and its location.
Edgar (23-8-1) determined to make his first reduce right down to bantamweight after developing quick in his third try and win the featherweight belt, dropping a choice to Max Holloway in July 2019.
The previous UFC light-weight champion postponed the load class change for a January bout with Cory Sandhagen to conform to a short-notice bout with Chan Sung Jung in December, however was stopped by “The Korean Zombie” inside one spherical.
Edgar left the 155-pound weight class after dropping the title to Ben Henderson in 2012 and racked up a 8-Four document as a featherweight, defeating the likes of B.J. Penn, Charles Oliveira, Cub Swanson (twice), Chad Mendes and Yair Rodriguez.
Munhoz (18-4, 1 no-contest) is seeking to get again on observe after a choice loss to Aljamain Sterling in June 2019. “The Younger Punisher,” a former RFA titleholder, rode a formidable successful streak over Cody Garbrandt, Bryan Caraway and Brett Johns previous to the upset.
The Brazilian bantamweight is 5 years youthful than his opponent and recorded half of his 18 wins by the use of submission, together with six guillotine chokes. Edgar has by no means been submitted in 32 skilled MMA bouts.