Edgar it is

January 12th, 2010

UPDATE 1/13: The Penn camp has confirmed today that in fact it will be Frankie Edgar fighting for Penn’s UFC lightweight title in Abu Dhabi. Penn was in Vegas today meeting with UFC President Dana White to finalize the fight.


ESPN.com’s Franklin McNeil is reporting Frankie Edgar will get the next crack at BJ Penn’s UFC lightweight title.

The article can be seen HERE.

According to the report, a time and place have yet to be decided on, but all signs point toward it happening at UFC 112 in Abu Dhabi on April 10 as Penn said on his Web site last week.

Even though Maynard is undefeated (7-0) in the UFC and has a win over Edgar, Edgar’s recent performances suggest he’s a better matchup for Penn.

Edgar (11-1 overall) is 6-1 in the UFC and has won three fights in a row, including victories over Sean Sherk and Hermes Franca. Penn (15-5-1 overall) is 10-1-1 in the UFC at 155 pounds, including five wins in a row (all by stoppage) since his return to the UFC in 2006.

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