An intriguing bantamweight matchup in between leading-ranked contenders Frankie Edgar and Cory Sandhagen is becoming specific for February 6, 2021.
Edgar and Sandhagen ended up earlier meant to struggle in January 2020 at UFC Raleigh, but the combat fell aside when Edgar was removed from the card to fight The Korean Zombie alternatively. The good news is, the UFC was in a position to re-ebook the combat, just 1 calendar year afterwards. ESPN’s Ariel Helwani was the first to report that Edgar vs. Sandhagen will struggle on February 6. It will not be the major card, as it will alternatively be on the undercard of an celebration headlined by heavyweights Alistair Overeem and Alexander Volkov.
Cory Sandhagen vs. Frankie Edgar is remaining finalized for Feb. 6, per numerous resources. Verbally agreed.
— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) December 18, 2020
Cory Sandhagen vs. Frankie Edgar is remaining finalized for Feb. 6, for each a number of resources. Verbally agreed.
Edgar (24-8-1) is the No. 5 rated bantamweight on the UFC roster. The previous UFC light-weight winner made his bantamweight debut back again in the summer season on Fight Island towards Pedro Munhoz, and he took house a controversial break up choice in a back-and-forth combat. Edgar is 39 yrs outdated and he is not the youthful buck he when was any longer, but he is nevertheless a prime fighter and he proved that in the Munhoz combat. A gain here over Sandhagen and Edgar could pretty perfectly stop up combating for the bantamweight title.
Sandhagen (13-2) is the No. 2 rated bantamweight in the UFC. In October, Sandhagen knocked out Marlon Moraes with a spinning wheel kick to re-arise as a top rated contender right after losing in the very first round to Aljamain Sterling at UFC 250 back in June. Sandhagen is a single of the finest in the entire world at 135lbs and a acquire over Edgar could be just what he requires to emerge as the subsequent No. 1 contender. Sterling is up coming in line for winner Petr Yan, but the winner of Edgar vs. Sandhagen is proper guiding them.
Who do you think wins, Frankie Edgar or Cory Sandhagen?