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Wednesday, 07/03/2013, 02:15 pm

Edgar: I will defeat Charles Oliviera

By Evan Stoumbelis – @MMAEvan

Frankie Edgar spoke to UFC.com recently on his upcoming fight with Charles Oliviera which will be the co-main event at UFC 162 Weidman vs. Silva.

“It’s a blessing in disguise, I feel like, coming back to a three-round fight. It’s going to make me get out of the gun early and make sure, first round, I’m in his face and I’m in the rhythm that I like to be in fourth and fifth.”

“My biggest concern is just making sure you show up and do everything you did throughout the training camp, all the preparation that you prepared to do, and put it to work and make it all work for you, I will defeat Charles Oliveira.”

Edgar is on a 3-fight losing streak, with 2 of the losses coming at the hands of current lightweight kingpin Benson ‘Smooth’ Henderson, after dropping both losses Edgar made the cut to featherweight and was given an immediate title fight against Jose Aldo, which he lost. With a loss to Oliviera Edgar would extend his losing streak to 4, and his record will drop to 15-5 (MMA).

However as we all know, Edgar is one of the toughest fighters in the UFC and if anyone can defeat Oliviera (16-3 MMA) it’s Edgar. Edgar is a great wrestler, and all 4 of Oliviera’s UFC wins have come by way of submission, which will make this fight extremely interesting if it ends up on the ground.

“He’s tough. He’s dangerous. Probably the tallest guy I may have ever fought. He’s got pretty good Muay Thai. He mixes it up well with kicks, knees, elbows. He’s got a slick submission game. He’s willing to go for broke to go for submissions,” said Edgar of Oliviera.

Tune in to UFC 162 Silva vs. Weidman Saturday night at 9P.M. on PPV live from Las Vegas.

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23 Comments to Edgar: I will defeat Charles Oliviera

  1. magoo says:

    Go get em Frankie!! Get that monkey off ur back.

    • GET RID OF Nate "THE CHEAT" (forever) says:

      Edgar only has (ONE) win in his last 5 fights. That same record got Fitch released.

  2. 757 says:

    Agreed+1

  3. GOT RID OF FITCH (forever) says:

    Frankie won’t engage with Oliveira

    I see Frankie using the jab poke, run strategy and flash takedown at end of round to steal rounds as usual

  4. The Way Of The Dutchman says:

    Oliveira by highlight reel KO 2nd round, not in the first or else he’ll want a rematch again..

  5. Ddddddd says:

    Frankie’s gonna absolutely outclass Olivera. Olivera isn’t gonna be able to sustain through the high volume of strikes that Frankie’s bringing. Olivera doesn’t look good at this weight and Swanson showed his brain can’t take a shot that dehydrated.

  6. JAYT says:

    Go watch Edgar vs ALDO,
    RD3, Frankie takedown, aldo does front kick and then last 3 mins all Edgar.
    RD4-5 Edgar dominates aldo and outstrikes him.

    BENSON 2- FRANKIE ALL THE WAY.
    BJ PENN VS EDGAR 1, I think BJ won then 2nd fight All edgar. Both Benson fights Edgar won.

    HE IS P4P top 10 and it takes a real MMArtist to see that not some fago ufc couch potatoes that watch fights in bars and think they can fight.

    • GOT RID OF FITCH (forever) says:

      Judges don’t like Edgar pitter patter and they remember all the gifts he has gotten over the years like 2nd maynard fight when he was knocked down 6-7 times in one round and brain damaged.

      Edgar face always shows he lost all those fights fair and square

  7. 757 says:

    Edgar is a tough fighter. always brings it. He will whip Olivera no doubt. BTW my +1 was in agreement with the first comment …from Magoo and Ddddd. I agree with them FE is going to win…and to the goof who compared him to getting released by Fitch C’mon Man sober up before you comment. That’s as dumb as something that Sasquatch A.K.A ASSQUATCH or the other fat hairy guy THE WAY OF THE DUTCHMAN would say…..FE is a true fighter and always brings it. Give credit where credit is due.

    • Sasquatch says:

      Put a tampon in it!

    • The Way Of The Dutchman says:

      I never said he hasn’t heart. He knows how to take a beating, that takes heart. I said he has an unusual high percentages of underserved wins and rematches. And the fat and hairy comment made me laugh, thanks for that couch potato.

  8. zzzzz says:

    edgar is one of those fighters that uses cardio to their advantage. not that fun to watch but what other option do you have if you’re not heavy handed or slick on the ground? these types of fighters definitely works a lot to perfect this technique…all respect for the dude…

    • 757 says:

      So what if that’s what he uses. Heavy handed fighters like to punch. Good strikers like to strike, wrestlers like to wrestle, BJJ guys love to get it to the ground and submit people. If that’s his strength that’s awesome if he uses it to beat people and win titles. He was heavy handed enough to knock out Maynard. You can say he didn’t hurt Henderson but he did knock him down a couple of times and Henderson didn’t knock him out, neither did Maynard, Neither did BJ,neither did Aldo. He must have a little more going on than you give him credit for. That is a pretty hefty list of fighters, not to mention the ones he beat to get there…..stop being a hater

  9. Sasquatch says:

    Contrary to what the whiny little b!tch says (757), Edgar is going to f**k Oliveira up!

  10. 757 says:

    Oh my gosh please go shave your back…the fat pot belly kid just won’t go away. Ok brother your right…

  11. 757 says:

    Assquatch….put a tampon on it????Your comments don’t fit….wow do everyone a favor and go away. Everyone bombs you fucked up observations anyway…ha ha what a dick :)

  12. Sasquatch says:

    Don’t know where you got “on” from and “bombs you ****ed up”.. WTF does that mean!?? Now put a tampon in that whiny b!tch hole you call a mouth.. understand that you dyslexic sh!t kid… ha ha what a retard!
    :)

  13. 757 says:

    Your one to talk you illiterate bitch. Just not long ago people where laughing at you like they did everyday in school and in public which led to your fucked up attitude. Don’t blame me or anyone else for the fucked way you came out. It’s obvious that you had some pretty traumatic events in your life that shaped you into the incredibly insecure and poor attitude person that you are. It all makes sense to read your comments…..ha ha you fucking geek go back to your basement cave and cry ha ha ha you love the term shit kid I wonder if your repeating what everyone called you…buzz off dork try talk about fighting instead of trying to fight with people to cure your own insecurity ha ha ha what a joke.

    • Sasquatch says:

      Well if that isn’t the pot calling the the kettle black I don’t know what is… “That’s as dumb as something Sasquatch A.K.A ASSQUATCH would say”. You call me out and then cry when I school your retarded @ss!. Grab some tissue b!tch tits.. WEAK is the only way to describe you sh!t kid haha!
      :)

  14. 757 says:

    Wow you really are schooling me…on what? You babbling fool. You haven’t said one thing about the fight game that’s made sense. You haven’t schooled anyone on anything you moron. H Ha shit kid? OH YEAH REALLY SCHOOLING ME.

    • Sasquatch says:

      Your like schooling a per-schooler… EASY. Don’t be calling me out if you can’t take it you whitless little piece of sh!t.. kid!
      :)

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