According to Frankie Edgar, he has one (organized) fight left in him – and now it has a date, opponent, and place.
At UFC 281, a Nov.12 event set for Madison Square Garden in New York, the previous UFC lightweight champion Edgar (24-10-1 MMA, 18-10-1 UFC) will combat Chris Gutierrez (18-three-2 MMA, 6-1-1 UFC) in what he’s announcing might be his very last outing.
Two humans with expertise of the matchup confirmed the reserving Thursday to MMA Junkie however requested to remain nameless as the promotion has yet to make an official assertion. ESPN first pronounced the information.
Edgar, forty, will appearance to snap a two-combat skid and enter retirement on a win. He most currently competed at UFC 286 in December while he changed into knocked out by using Marlon Vera. Prior to that, Edgar turned into knocked out via a Cory Sandhagen flying knee.
A ability future UFC Hall of Famer, Edgar has competed in high-stage bouts on account that his promotional debut in 2007. He received the UFC light-weight championship from B.J. Penn in 2010 and defended it successfully twice after. Edgar went directly to compete for UFC titles 4 greater times, even though got here up short in each.
Gutierrez, 31, has no longer misplaced in seven fights. He rides a three-fight prevailing streak into the bout that includes victories over Andre Ewell, Felipe Colares, and Danaa Batgerel.
The trendy UFC 281 lineup now includes: Israel Adesanya vs. Alex Pereira – for middleweight identify Carla Esparza vs. Zhang Weili – for strawweight name Michael Chandler vs. Dustin Poirier Erin Blanchfield vs. Molly McCann Dominick Reyes vs. Ryan Spann Seungwoo Choi vs. Michael Trizano Silvana Gomez Juarez vs. Karolina Kowalkiewicz Renato Moicano vs. Brad Riddell Ottman Azaitar vs. Matt Frevola Dan Hooker vs. Claudio Puelles Nicolae Negumereanu vs. Carlos Ulberg Andre Petroski vs. Wellington Turman Julio Arce vs. Montel Jackson Frankie Edgar vs. Chris Gutierrez