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Frankie Edgar prepares to fight Cory Sandhagen in their bantamweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on February 06, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)
"The Answer"

Frankie Edgar

#12 Bantamweight Division • 23-10-1 (W-L-D)

Stats & Records

  • 6
    Wins by Knockout
  • 4
    Wins by Submission
  • 13
    Wins by Decision
ATLANTIC CITY, NJ - APRIL 21:  (R-L) Frankie Edgar punches Cub Swanson in their featherweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at the Boardwalk Hall on April 21, 2018 in Atlantic City, New Jersey. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Gett
Striking accuracy 41% 41%

Striking accuracy

Sig. Strikes Landed
1799
Sig. Strikes Attempted
4439
Grappling accuracy 31% 31%

Grappling accuracy

Takedowns Landed
67
Takedowns Attempted
232
3.79
Sig. Str. Landed
Per Min
2.81
Sig. Str. Absorbed
Per Min
2.30
Takedown avg
Per 15 Min
0.32
Submission avg
Per 15 Min
66
%
Sig. Str. Defense
66
%
Takedown Defense
0.09
Knockdown Ratio
16:23
Average fight time

Sig. Str. By Position

Standing
1261 (70%)
Clinch
129 (7%)
Ground
409 (23%)

Sig. Str. by target

66% 1195 Head 19% 344 Body 14% 260 Leg

Win By Way

KO/TKO
6 (26%)
DEC
13 (57%)
SUB
4 (17%)

Event Results

  • Win

    Sandhagen vs Edgar

    Round
    1
    Time
    00:28
    Method
    KO/TKO
  • Win

    Munhoz vs Edgar

    Round
    5
    Time
    05:00
    Method
    DEC

Biography

Status
Active
Hometown
Toms River, United States
Trains at
Toms river, New Jersey
Fighting style
Freestyle
Age
40
Height
66.00
Weight
135.60
Octagon Debut
Feb. 03, 2007
Reach
68.00
Leg reach
37.50
Q & A

When and why did you start training for fighting? After I graduated from college in May of 2005. I always liked the sport. I have seen other people with a wrestling background do well, and I felt that I could succeed.

Accomplishments in amateur competition? Two-time State Place Winner for New Jersey, 2nd in H.S. Nationals in 2000, four-time Division I National Qualifier for Clarion University and College Freestyle All-American in 2004.

Accomplishments in pro competition? Former UFC lightweight champion, Reality Fighting 155lb Champion

Ranks in any martial arts styles: Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Favorite grappling technique: Guillotine choke

Favorite Striking technique: Right hand

Do you have any heroes? My Dad and my High School wrestling coach, Mr. Reid. These two are the toughest people that I know, both mentally and physically.

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It is great, considering that when I started fighting there wasn't even a 155 weight class in the UFC at the time. 

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I have a BA in Political Science from Clarion University 

What was your job before you started fighting? Plumber

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LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 11: Frankie Edgar warms up backstage during the TUF Finale event inside The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas on December 11, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Brandon Magnus/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
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