Frankie Edgar Scouting Report

Frankie Edgar Scouting Report

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Frankie Edgar Scouting Report


Dec 21, 2019; Busan, SOUTH KOREA; Frankie Edgar (red gloves) before his fight against Chan Sung Jung (blue gloves) during UFC Fight Night at Sajik Arena. Mandatory Credit: Jasmin Frank-USA TODAY Sports

Frankie Edgar Scouting Report


5’6″ 135 lbs (Bantamweight)
68″ reach, Orthodox
October 16, 1981


24-10-1 (UFC: 18-10-1)

Current Streak

2 straight losses


NCAA D1 Wrestling All-American
Black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Championships Held

Reality Fighting Lightweight Champion: (no title defenses)
UFC Lightweight Champion: 2010-2012 (three successful title defenses)



– biggest heart in the sport
– incredibly tough
– great footwork
– extremely quick/fast – always moving
– superb wrestler
– off the charts cardio
– a takedown machine – can take down any opponent
– one of the best in UFC history at avoiding strikes
– lands a ton of strikes
– great at passing guard
– very strong ground and pound
– very well coached
– relentlessly pushes the pace
– has fought at lightweight in the past
– knockout power in his hands
– as experienced as they come


– doesn’t finish fights
– not a huge amount of knockout power (don’t tell that to Gray Maynard, though)
– horrible strike accuracy
– poor takedown success rate
– mediocre takedown defense
– can get overpowered by larger opponents
– despite taking fights to the ground often (& being trained by a Gracie), doesn’t look for many submissions
– on the wrong side of 40
– has taken a lot of damage over his career
– brutally knocked out his last two fights



Frankie Edgar was one of the best lightweights of all-time, and he’s proven to be quite dangerous at featherweight, too. Now how about bantamweight?



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