47 Facts About Frankie Edgar

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Frankie Edgar was born on October 16,1981 and is an American professional mixed martial artist.

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Frankie Edgar currently competes in the Bantamweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, where he is the former UFC Lightweight Champion.

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3.

Frankie Edgar competed in collegiate wrestling out of the Clarion University of Pennsylvania, where he was a four-time NCAA Division I National qualifier.

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Frankie Edgar was born and raised in Toms River, New Jersey, on October 16,1981, to Mary and Frank Frankie Edgar.

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5.

Frankie Edgar wrestled at Toms River High School East, making it to the New Jersey state championship tournament on three occasions, placing second as a junior and fifth as a senior.

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Frankie Edgar is the oldest of 3 children and went on to compete in the NHSCA Senior Nationals, placing second before he finished high school.

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Frankie Edgar continued wrestling at Clarion University of Pennsylvania, where he qualified for the nationals all four years there.

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8.

Frankie Edgar is an assistant coach for the Rutgers University wrestling team.

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9.

Frankie Edgar is of predominantly Italian descent, with an Italian-born mother, stepfather and paternal grandfather, but he has some German ancestry on his biological father's side as well.

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10.

Frankie Edgar entered his first mixed martial arts fight with only a few weeks of training outside of his wrestling background.

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11.

Frankie Edgar originally trained with Rob Guarino of Rhino Fight Team, but today he is part of the Gracie system under Ricardo Almeida in Hamilton, New Jersey, who is part of the Gracie Barra team.

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12.

Since seventh grade Frankie Edgar has wrestled with Steve Rivera at Elite Wrestling NJ in Jackson, New Jersey.

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13.

Frankie Edgar tried out in front of Ultimate Fighting Championship president Dana White and matchmaker Joe Silva, but was not selected to be on the show.

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14.

However, a month later the UFC contacted Frankie Edgar and asked if he would accept a fight with fellow undefeated fighter Tyson Griffin at UFC 67.

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15.

Frankie Edgar followed up with a first-round TKO victory over Mark Bocek at UFC 73.

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16.

Frankie Edgar made his main card debut at UFC 78 against veteran fighter Spencer Fisher and won via unanimous decision.

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17.

Frankie Edgar rebounded with another Fight of the Night victory against Hermes Franca at UFC Fight Night 14.

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18.

Frankie Edgar then defeated former UFC Lightweight Champion Sean Sherk, outworking him all three rounds to earn the unanimous decision victory over the stronger and heavier fighter.

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19.

Frankie Edgar was expected to face Kurt Pellegrino on December 5,2009, at The Ultimate Fighter 10 Finale, but Pellegrino was forced to withdraw due to an injury.

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20.

Frankie Edgar defeated Penn via unanimous decision to retain the UFC Lightweight Championship, this time with no controversy after taking Penn down multiple times and out-striking him throughout all five rounds.

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21.

Frankie Edgar faced Benson Henderson on February 26,2012, at UFC 144.

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22.

Frankie Edgar was briefly linked to a December 2012 bout with Ricardo Lamas, but it was scrapped after Frankie Edgar replaced the injured Erik Koch to face champion Jose Aldo on October 13,2012, at UFC 153 On September 11, Aldo pulled out of the match with a foot injury.

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23.

Frankie Edgar faced Charles Oliveira on July 6,2013, at UFC 162 in his first non-title bout since 2009.

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24.

Frankie Edgar won via unanimous decision snapping his three fight losing streak.

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25.

Frankie Edgar next faced Cub Swanson on November 22,2014, at UFC Fight Night 57.

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26.

Frankie Edgar dominated the fight and finished Swanson in the fifth round via submission with only 4 seconds left in the fight.

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27.

Frankie Edgar faced Chad Mendes on December 11,2015, at The Ultimate Fighter 22 Finale.

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28.

Frankie Edgar next faced Jose Aldo in a rematch on July 9,2016, at UFC 200 for the interim UFC Featherweight Championship.

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29.

Frankie Edgar faced Jeremy Stephens on November 12,2016, at UFC 205.

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30.

Frankie Edgar won the fight via unanimous decision despite being knocked down by a head kick in the second round.

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31.

Frankie Edgar dedicated this fight to his teammate Nick Catone and his wife Marjorie who lost their baby the same week.

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32.

Frankie Edgar was scheduled to face Max Holloway on December 2,2017, at UFC 218; however, on November 8,2017, he pulled out from the fight, citing injury.

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33.

Frankie Edgar lost the fight via knockout in the first round, the first stoppage loss of his career.

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34.

Frankie Edgar faced Cub Swanson in a rematch on April 21,2018, at UFC Fight Night 128.

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35.

Frankie Edgar was scheduled to face Chan Sung Jung on November 10,2018, at UFC Fight Night 139.

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36.

However, it was reported on October 26,2018 that Frankie Edgar was pulled from the bout due to a torn bicep muscle and he was replaced by Yair Rodriguez.

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37.

Frankie Edgar was scheduled to face Cory Sandhagen in a bantamweight bout on January 25,2020 at UFC Fight Night 166.

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38.

However, Frankie Edgar was removed from that bout in favour of featherweight pairing against Chan Sung Jung a month earlier at UFC on ESPN+ 23 after Jung's original opponent, Brian Ortega, pulled out due to injury.

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39.

Frankie Edgar lost the fight via technical knockout in the first round.

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40.

Frankie Edgar was scheduled to make his bantamweight debut and face Pedro Munhoz on July 15,2020 at UFC Fight Night 172.

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41.

Frankie Edgar faced Cory Sandhagen at UFC Fight Night 184 on February 6,2021.

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42.

Frankie Edgar lost the fight via knockout in the opening minute of the fight.

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43.

Frankie Edgar is schedule to face Chris Gutierrez in his retirement fight on November 12,2022, at UFC 281.

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44.

Frankie Edgar is signed as a part of KHK MMA Fight Team, a Bahrain-based stable of international and Bahraini fighters financially backed by team founder Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa, First Deputy President of the Supreme Council for Youth and Sports in the Kingdom of Bahrain.

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45.

On December 21,2016, Frankie Edgar signed with Brave Combat Federation to make his on-camera debut as a color commentator.

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46.

Frankie Edgar appears in all three "UFC Undisputed" video games and EA Sports UFC, EA Sports UFC 2, EA Sports UFC 3 and EA Sports UFC 4.

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47.

Frankie Edgar was featured as a ringside commentator for the third edition of Brave Combat Federation in Curitiba, Brazil.

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