Frankie
Edgar
17-4-1( W-L-D )
Heavy lies the crown. I just got a nice bull’s eye painted on my chest.

Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 17 fights.
Record: 17-4-1
Summary: wrestling and cardio

Fighter Info

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

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
2694
40% Successful
1091
Types of Successful Strikes
0
1091
64% Standing
28%
695
90
306
Striking Defense
71
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
147
38% Successful
56
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
8
40
2
Takedown Defense
64
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay
Win
Frankie Edgar Nov 22, 2014
93 7 2 16 R5 Submission
Cub Swanson 31 0 0 0
Win
Frankie Edgar Jul 6, 2014
90 3 0 3 R3 KO/TKO
BJ Penn 13 0 0 0
Win
Frankie Edgar Jul 6, 2013
81 2 0 0 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Charles Oliveira 38 0 1 0
Jose Aldo Feb 2, 2013
76 0 0 0 R5 Decision - Unanimous
Frankie Edgar 60 2 0 0
Benson Henderson Aug 11, 2012
64 0 1 0 R5 Decision - Split
Frankie Edgar 66 2 2 0
Frankie Edgar Feb 25, 2012
68 5 0 0 R5 Decision - Unanimous
Benson Henderson 87 1 3 0
Frankie Edgar Oct 8, 2011
61 0 0 0 R4 KO/TKO
Gray Maynard 42 0 0 0
Draw
Frankie Edgar Jan 1, 2011
95 3 2 0 R5 Decision - Split
Gray Maynard 71 3 1 1
Frankie Edgar Aug 28, 2010
94 3 0 1 R5 Decision - Unanimous
BJ Penn 36 2 0 0
BJ Penn Apr 10, 2010
71 0 0 0 R5 Decision - Unanimous
Frankie Edgar 61 1 0 0
Win
Frankie Edgar Dec 5, 2009
25 0 1 1 R2 Submission
Matt Veach 7 3 0 0
Win
Frankie Edgar May 23, 2009
74 1 1 0 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Sean Sherk 27 1 0 0
Win
Frankie Edgar Jul 19, 2008
69 10 0 0 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Hermes Franca 18 0 1 0
Loss
Gray Maynard Apr 2, 2008
19 9 0 3 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Frankie Edgar 26 1 0 1
Win
Frankie Edgar Nov 17, 2007
42 8 0 10 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Spencer Fisher 6 0 0 0
Win
Frankie Edgar Jul 7, 2007
31 0 0 2 R1 KO/TKO
Mark Bocek 6 0 0 0
Win
Frankie Edgar Feb 3, 2007
55 8 0 6 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Tyson Griffin 38 3 4 0

Biography

Training: I’ve been training at Ricardo’s – doing boxing, and strength and conditioning at All-Star Sports Academy, and training at Rutgers and with Phil Nurse.

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?
Reality Fighting 155lb Champion

Ranks in any martial arts styles: Purple 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 I only started fighting a year and a half ago, and 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

-    Was nominated by ESPN For Upset of the Year at the 2010 ESPY’s

-    Partially due to being undersized (he could fight at featherweight if he chose) and because he’s not yet a top-flight finisher, Edgar has been an underdog in many of his fights. Most notably, he was an underdog against Tyson Griffin, former UFC champ Sean Sherk, and both fights against the legendary B.J. Penn. Fittingly, as Edgar prepares to battle the much-larger Gray Maynard – considered a superior wrestler – the New Jerseyian is once again the underdog, but says he feels comfortable in the role.

-    Raised in Toms River, N.J., Edgar was honored earlier this year by the township’s mayor and councilmembers with a public proclamation recognizing his UFC title, MMA and wrestling accomplishments.

-    Has a wife, Renee, and two young boys.

Career

Key Opponents

BJ Penn
BJ Penn
16-10-2
( W-L-D )
Gray Maynard
Gray Maynard
12-5-1, 1NC
( W-L-D )

Key Fights

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

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