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#11 Bantamweight Division

Active

"The Answer"

Frankie Edgar

Bantamweight Division

23-10-1 (W-L-D)

6

Wins by Knockout

4

Wins by Submission

13

Wins by Decision

Frankie Edgar

athlete record

Event Results

Info

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.

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It is great, considering that when I started fighting 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

Status
Active
Hometown
Toms River, United States
Trains at
Toms river, New Jersey
Fighting style
Freestyle
Age
40
Height
66.00
Weight
135.60
Octagon Debut
Feb. 03, 2007
Reach
68.00
Leg reach
37.50

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.

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It is great, considering that when I started fighting  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

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ - APRIL 21:  (R-L) Frankie Edgar punches Cub Swanson in their featherweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at the Boardwalk Hall on April 21, 2018 in Atlantic City, New Jersey. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Gett