Frankie Edgar walked out of the octagon with his hands raised and one step closer to another shot at the UFC featherweight title after his unanimous decision win against Urijah Faber.
Both Faber and Edgar respected each other’s space at the beginning of the fight and had a long feeling out process. The fight ended up being more of a game of ‘tit-for-tat’ rather than the action packed, hard hitting fights we are used to seeing from the former champions.
Edgar’s speed was on display early on as he was able to quickly close the distance and land combinations, but Faber was able to cut him off with overhand rights to keep things even.
Edgar started to look more comfortable around the second round and that’s when he started to run away with the fight. He kept Faber guessing when he closed the distance by mixing in takedowns with his combinations. Faber was able to pop right back up to his feet, but fatigue started kicking in by the third round.
Despite the scorecards reading 50-45 across the board, Faber was always one punch away from getting back in the fight. Edgar’s ability to slip in and land combinations along with takedowns kept him one step ahead of Faber until the final horn sounded.
Frankie Edgar def. Urijah Faber by way of Unanimous Decision (50-45, 50-45, 50-45)
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