Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight king Frankie Edgar looked to right the featherweight ship last night (Sat., Nov. 12, 2016) at UFC 205 from Madison Square Garden in New York City, N.Y., when he met the hard-hitting Jeremy Stephens in the FOX Sports 1 preliminary headliner. Edgar had recently dropped a five-round decision to Jose Aldo back at UFC 200, while Stephens defeated former UFC bantamweight champion Renan Barao back at UFC Fight Night 88.
In typical Edgar form, the veteran controlled Stephens from distance in the early going. He utilized leg kicks, sharp takedowns and world-class footwork to keep “Lil’ Heathen” at bay. Even after Stephens rocked Edgar in the second round and nearly finished him, Edgar maintained throughout 15 minutes of action to earn the hard-fought unanimous decision win.
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Edgar did what he always does. He has not lost a non-title fight in UFC since a defeat to Gray Maynard in 2008. He will move back into position to contend for the 145-pound title in 2017, especially if champion Conor McGregor never comes back.
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