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By December 2015, previous UFC light-weight champ Frankie Edgar had actually placed losses in 3 successive title battles behind him. Edgar was on a four-fight winning touch when he tipped right into the octagon to deal with Chad Mendes in the primary occasion of The Ultimate Competitor 22 Ending card. Mendes was coming off a TKO loss to Conor McGregor in an acting featherweight title round.

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Edgar was rated No. 2 in the department on battle evening. Mendes was available in one place listed below him at No. 3. The probabilities preferred Edgar, that was a -140 fave. Mendes, the underdog, was +110.

Both wrestlers utilized their striking abilities for the very first 2 mins of the battle. Mendes did a wonderful work touchdown hefty kicks to the lead leg of his challenger, with the hope that those strikes would certainly pay returns later on in decreasing the mobile Edgar. Mendes' method was audio, however it did not settle.

Edgar captured Mendes with a left hook with 2:35 left in the initial verse. That strike went down Mendes to the floor covering and also brought umpire John McCarthy butting in to swing the combat soon after the strike landed.

The knockout triumph gained Edgar his 5th straight win, a "Efficiency of the Evening" incentive and also maybe most notably a 2nd chance at UFC lightweight champ Jose Aldo.

Aldo beat Edgar by consentaneous choice in their UFC 200 round.

Edgar has actually gotten better from that loss. He is 3-1 considering that being up to Aldo momentarily time. On Saturday, the ex-champ obtains his 3rd possibility to win the 145-pound title when he deals with present titleholder Max Holloway generally occasion of the UFC 240 pay-per-view card.

UFC 240 occurs at Rogers Location in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. The pay-per-view card streams on ESPN+ complying with prelims on ESPN2 as well as UFC Battle Pass.

Prior to that battle occurs, view Edgar's knockout gain Mendes right below.

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