Frankie
Edgar
18-4-1( W-L-D )
Current Rank: #2 Featherweight
Fight Night Bonuses: 1 Performance of the Night / 7 Fight of the Night
  1 Knockout of the Night

Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 18 fights.
Record: 18-4-1
Summary: Wrestling, cardio, boxing

Fighter Info

Nickname: The Answer
From: Summit, New Jersey USA
Fights Out Of: Toms River, New Jersey USA
Age: 33
Height: 5' 6" ( 167 cm )
Weight: 145 lb ( 65 kg )
College: Clarion University
Degree: Political Science

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
2952
40% Successful
1174
Types of Successful Strikes
0
1174
64% Standing
26%
756
110
308
Striking Defense
71
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
160
38% Successful
61
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
8
42
2
Takedown Defense
66
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided

Biography

TRAINING: Train two times a day, six days a week, consisting of boxing, BJJ, wrestling, and strength and conditioning.
 
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.

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
• 1-1-1 against Gray Maynard, 3-0 against BJ Penn

• Made three successful title defenses (2-0-1) before loss to Henderson

• Four wins by knockout, four by submission (2 RNC, 1 guillotine, 1 neck crank)

• Five first round finishes

• Has solid stand-up skills as well as exceptional wrestling

Career

Key Opponents

BJ Penn
BJ Penn
16-10-2
( W-L-D )
Gray Maynard
Gray Maynard
12-6-1, 1NC
( W-L-D )

Key Fights

Result
Opponent
Event
Replay
Win
BJ Penn UFC® 118 EDGAR vs PENN 2

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