Max Holloway, Israel Adesanya and Others React To Frankie Edgar’s Impressive Win

August 23, 2020 9:10 am

UFC Fight Night for August 22 is officially in the books, and the main event delivered in a big way. Frankie Edgar scored his 18th UFC victory as he triumphed over top-ranked Pedro Munhoz in his debut at 135-pounds. The MMA community was excited by the back-and-forth brawl that ended in a split decision for ‘The Answer’.

Several prominent fighters spoke out, as the fight unfolded, to comment on the bout. Pedro Munhoz established a hard jab coupled with frequent power leg kicks. Not to mention, Frankie Edgar kept up an insane pace and volume throughout the 5-round affair.

Twitter Reacts to Frankie Edgar’s UFC Bantamweight debut

Former Featherweight champion Max Holloway was all praise as he took to Twitter and spoke out on Edgar’s performance. The two fighters squared off against each other at UFC 240 on July 27, 2019.

UFC Middleweight champion Israel Adesanya was keenly observing the Bantamweight debut of the Future Hall of Famer in Edgar. What’s more, he chimed in on the fight as it played out in real-time and offered an interesting analogy.

The Undisputed 170-pound king Kamaru Usman gave a shout-out to both the main event fighters for their performance. Chiefly, the high volume striking exchange was a sight to behold as the pace of the fight pushed on. Moreover, neither fighter faced any form of fatigue as the final bell of the fight drew near.

Top-ranked UFC fighters Chris Weidman and Dan Ige couldn’t contain their admiration for the exciting scrap. Additionally, Frankie Edgar has endeared himself to fans and fighters based on his demeanor in and out of the cage.

Former 135-pound WEC champion Urijah Faber tipped his hat to Frankie Edgar, who has been a staple in the lighter weight classes. Also, several fighters closely associated with Faber, such as Cody Garbrandt, have worked closely with Edgar in camp.

The aforementioned scrap goes a long way in further bolstering Edgar’s legacy as an MMA icon within the sport. Moreover, he will be keen to secure a title shot in a third weight class by putting together more impressive wins.

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Darryl Pinto

Darryl Pinto is an MMA and boxing author for EssentiallySports. His love for combat sports began when Anderson Silva and Chael Sonnen fought back at UFC 117 in an epic clash. He has competed in collegiate MMA tournaments as an amateur. Darryl is currently pursuing an undergraduate degree in Mass Media from St. Xaviers College, Mumbai.

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