The Octagon remains in Las Vegas for tonight’s UFC on ESPN 15 event, a nine-bout fight card headlined by Frankie Edgar vs Pedro Munhoz.
The former UFC lightweight champion, Edgar (23-8-1 MMA), will be making his bantamweight debut this evening following a 8-5 run at featherweight.
In his most recent Octagon appearance this past December at UFC Busan, Frankie suffered a first-round TKO defeat to former 145lbs title challenger Chan Sung Jung. Prior to that, ‘The Answer’ was coming off a unanimous decision loss to Max Holloway in what served as Edgar’s third attempt to capture featherweight gold.
Meanwhile, Pedro Munhoz (18-4 MMA) will be returning to action for this first time since UFC 238 when he steps in the cage with Edgar this evening. ‘The Young Punisher’ was defeated by top contender Aljamain Sterling at the June 2019 event, a setback which snapped his impressive three-fight win streak.
Prior to being outpointed by ‘The Funkmaster’, Munhoz had scored stoppage victories over Bryan Caraway and Cody Garbrandt respectively.
Tonight’s UFC on ESPN 15 co-headliner was expected to feature a light heavyweight contest between Ovince Saint Preux and Alonzo Menifield. However, ‘OSP’ tested positive for Covid-19 earlier today and was thus forced to withdraw from the contest.
With that, another light heavyweight bout between Mike Rodriguez and Marcin Prachnio has been promoted to co-main event status.
Get all of tonight’s UFC on ESPN 15: ‘Edgar vs. Munhoz’ live results and highlights below:
UFC on ESPN 15 Main Card (ESPN+ at 9pm EST)
Pedro Munhoz vs. Frankie Edgar – Edgar def. Munhoz by split decision (48-47, 46-49, 48-47)
Marcin Prachnio vs. Mike Rodriguez – Rodriguez def. Prachnio via KO (elbow and punches) at 2:17 of Round 1
Austin Hubbard vs. Joe Solecki – Solecki def. Hubbard via submission (rear-naked choke) at 3:51 of Round 1
Mariya Agapova vs. Shana Dobson – Dobson def. Agapova via TKO at 1:38 of Round 2
Daniel Rodriguez vs. Dwight Grant – Rodriguez def. Grant via KO at 2:24 of Round 1
HE CAUGHT HIM! 🤯@DwightGrant with a wicked RD 1 combo!
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— UFC (@ufc) August 23, 2020
UFC on ESPN 15 Prelims (ESPN+ at 7pm EST)
Mizuki Inoue vs. Amanda Lemos – Lemos def. Inoue by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
Ike Villanueva vs. Jordan Wright – Wright def. Villanueva via TKO at 1:31 of Round 1
Carlton Minus vs. Matthew Semelsberger – Semelsberger def. Minus by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 29-28)
Timur Valiev vs. Trevin Jones -Jones def. Valiev via TKO at 1:59 of Round 2
TREVIN JONES WITH A STUNNING UPSET!
— UFC (@ufc) August 22, 2020
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This article first appeared on BJPENN.com on August 22, 2020
This article appeared first on BJPENN.COM