25 Facts About Frankie Edgar

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

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2. 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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3. 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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4. 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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5. Frankie Edgar continued wrestling at Clarion University of Pennsylvania, where he qualified for the nationals all four years there.

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

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7. 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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8. 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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9. 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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10. Frankie Edgar made his main card debut at UFC 78 against veteran fighter Spencer Fisher and won via unanimous decision.

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

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12. 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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13. 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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14. Frankie Edgar faced Benson Henderson on February 26, 2012, at UFC 144.

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15. 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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16. Bout with Aldo was rescheduled for UFC 156, where Frankie Edgar lost to Aldo via a unanimous decision.

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

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18. Frankie Edgar won the one-sided bout by TKO in the third round.

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

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

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22. 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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23. 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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24. 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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25. Frankie Edgar was featured as a ringside commentator for the third edition of Brave Combat Federation in Curitiba, Brazil.

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