BREAKING: UFC Veteran Frankie Edgar Set to Take on Marlon Vera at UFC 268 in New York

Published 08/27/2021, 9:51 PM EDT


The UFC was able to put on its first show in the state of New York in November 2016. After MMA was legalized in the state, the promotion has made it a point to return to Madison Square Garden every November with a stacked card. This time around, it is no different, as recent reports suggest that the UFC has added a huge bantamweight bout to the card. This will feature Frankie Edgar fighting Marlon Vera. 

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A welterweight title fight between Kamaru Usman and Colby Covington will headline UFC 268. A lightweight bout between Michael Chandler and Justin Gaethje will serve as the co-main event on the night. However, at this point in time, the UFC has not officially confirmed any of the aforementioned matchups or Madison Square Garden as the location. 

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Frankie Edgar set to return to action in his home state

Frankie Edgar has been in the UFC since February 2007. During that time, he has competed in multiple weight classes in the UFC and has also claimed UFC gold at 155-pounds. ‘The Answer’ is currently in a bit of a slump and is 2-3 in his last five fights. 

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In his most recent outing, Edgar was on the receiving end of a brutal flying knee by Cory Sandhagen that knocked him out cold in under 30-seconds of their fight. Prior to that, Edgar secured a split decision win over Pedro Munhoz. Now, ‘The Answer’ will hope to prove that he still has a lot of fight left in him with a win over ‘Chito’. 

Marlon Vera, on the other hand, is 3-2 in his last five fights in the UFC. In his most recent outing, Vera secured a unanimous decision win over Davey Grant.

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The fight between the number #8 (Frankie Edgar) and number #13 (Marlon Vera) ranked bantamweights will see one man move closer to the top 5 and one man potentially on the verge of losing his ranking at 135 lbs.

What do you make of the fight between Marlon Vera and Frankie Edgar? Who do you think takes the win? Let us know in the comments below!

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Kevin Binoy

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Kevin Binoy is an MMA author at EssentiallySports. He earned a Bachelor's degree from Fergusson College and has been covering sports professionally for over two years. Besides working with the MMA writing team, Kevin is a core member of the organization's web stories team and is responsible for delivering engaging MMA web stories.

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