Report: Frankie Edgar Likely To Headline UFC in Japan Against This Weekends Guida vs. Henderson Winner
According to multiple reports, UFC lightweight champion, Frankie Edgar is expected to return to action in the UFC’s return trip to Japan as the headliner against the winner of this weekend’s UFC on Fox co-featured event between Clay Guida and Ben Henderson.
“UFC Japan”, while not yet made official by the promotion, is expected to go down on February 26 live from the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan.
Guida and Henderson meet tomorrow night in what is likely a number one contender fight for the UFC’s lightweight title. The co-featured bout of the UFC’s inaugural run on network television can be seen live and for free via the UFC’s official facebook channel or on FOX.com.
Edgar was last seen at last month’s UFC 136 event where he successfully concluded a trilogy bout against Gray Maynard to retain his UFC lightweight title. The win gave Edgar his second official title defense since winning the strap from BJ Penn in April of 2010.
The tentative scheduling of this lightweight title fight is of course dependant on the health and availability of this weekend’s winner and could change depending on availability of the proposed title challenger.