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Frankie Edgar


Win Rate
69 %
Finish Rate
42 %
Decision Win %
68 %
#12 Bantamweight (UFC)

Frankie Edgar

5' 6 (168 cm)
68 in. (5' 8/173 cm)
United States
Main Division
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Coach
Ricardo Almeida
He wrestled at Toms River High School East, making it to the New Jersey state championship tournament on three occasions, placing second as a junior and fifth as a senior. He is the oldest of 3 children and went on to compete in the NHSCA Senior Nationals, placing second before he finished high school. Edgar continued wrestling at Clarion University of Pennsylvania, where he qualified for the nationals all four years there. Edgar is of predominantly Italian descent, with an Italian-born mother, stepfather and paternal grandfather, but he also has some German ancestry on his biological father's side as well.
Fighter Trivia
Edgar and his wife, Renee, were married ten days after UFC Fight Night 13. Edgar was a featured fighter on True Life: I'm a Mixed Martial Artist leading up to his first fight with Maynard. Edgar was featured as a ringside commentator for the third edition of Brave Combat Federation in Curitiba, Brazil.

Awards & Accolades

  • UFC: UFC Lightweight Championship (One time). Three successful title defenses
  • UFC: Three successful title defenses
  • UFC: Fight of the Night (Eight times) vs. Tyson Griffin, Hermes França, Matt Veach, Gray Maynard, Benson Henderson, José Aldo, Charles Oliveira and Pedro Munhoz
  • UFC: Knockout of the Night (One time) vs. Gray Maynard
  • UFC: Performance of the Night (Two times) vs. Cub Swanson and Chad Mendes
  • UFC: Tied for most Fight of the Night bonuses in UFC history (8) (w. Nate Diaz)
  • UFC: Greatest total fight time in UFC history (7:55:09)
  • UFC: Three successful title defenses
  • Reality Fighting: Reality Fighting Lightweight Championship (One time). One successful title defense
  • Reality Fighting: One successful title defense
  • Reality Fighting: One successful title defense
  • Sherdog: Fight of the Year (2011) vs. Gray Maynard on January 1
  • Sherdog: 2011 All-Violence Second Team
  • Sherdog: 2014 All-Violence First Team
  • Sherdog: 2017 Beatdown of the Year vs. Yair Rodríguez
  • World MMA Awards: Fight of the Year (2011) vs. Gray Maynard on January 1
  • ESPN: 2012 Fight of the Year vs. Benson Henderson at UFC 144

Twitter Timeline

Fighter Videos

Top Finishes: Frankie Edgar
Fight Night Austin: Frankie Edgar Highlights
UFC 156: Jose Aldo and Frankie Edgar Media Day Highlights


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