Frankie Edgar Added to UFC’s Atlantic City Fight Night

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A sneaky-good card slated for Boardwalk Hall next month just got a whole lot better.

Toms River native Frankie Edgar will fight Cub Swanson in a rematch of their entertaining 2014 bout:

It’s a RAPID return for Edgar, who fought Brian Ortega just three weeks ago at UFC 222. He was knocked out for the first time in his career when he caught a vicious first-round uppercut and hit the canvas. Edgar was originally supposed to fight Max Holloway for the lightweight title, a matchup that was scrapped twice due to injuries, so Edgar took the Ortega fight instead and suffered a tough loss.

Is it too soon for him to fight again?

I think so, but Frankie is a machine, so I’m not surprised. He’s a New Jersey guy and trains not far from Atlantic City with Eddie Alvarez and Edson Barboza, the latter of whom will headline the event in a matchup against Kevin Lee. Knowing Edgar’s history, he probably wants to get back in the octagon ASAP to rid himself of the bitter taste of a bad defeat, and he’ll want to fight in front of a home town crowd again. Frankie hasn’t fought in South Jersey since 2006, when he beat Jim Miller in a Reality Fighting event.

The first Edgar/Swanson matchup was decided with in the fifth round, when Frankie won with a neck crank submission with 4 seconds remaining on the clock. 

Here’s the Atlantic City fight card, stuffed with intriguing matchups between ranked fighters:

 

 

 

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6 Responses

    1. Great. More clueless casual fans finding out about this card. Just what I was hoping for.

  1. Hey Kinker,

    Do you know if Kyle is going to come out with any fake UFC Fighter shirts soon?
    The market really doesn’t have any of them out there now.
    Kyle could make a mint off of these.

    White Trash

  2. On Thursdays Shander can’t even get a mic at 97.5. He is just stuck on update girl duty.

    Also in Nov and Dec Mike Miss was beaten by Marks/Reese but we got no update here on that.

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