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Frankie Edgar vs. Pedro Munhoz rebooked again, headlines Aug. 22 UFC event

Frankie Edgar’s bantamweight debut will wait a week longer.

A 135-pound matchup between Edgar and Pedro Munhoz is being rescheduled for the main event of UFC’s Aug. 22 event. 

The bout was originally scratched from UFC on ESPN 13 on July 15 after Munhoz tested positive for COVID-19. The fight was then rebooked for UFC 252 on Aug. 15, but now moves back one week later.

The event is expected to take place at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada. Combate was the first to report the new date.

Frankie Edgar moves down to 135 pounds after back-to-back featherweight losses to Max Holloway and Chan Sung Jung. The former lightweight champion was first slated to make his bantamweight debut against Cory Sandhagen on Jan. 25, but Edgar opted to take a short notice fight against Chan Sung Jung. He lost by first-round TKO at UFC on ESPN+ 23 back in December 

Munhoz has spent more than a year away from the octagon. He lost by unanimous decision to Aljmain Sterling at UFC 238 in June 2019, snapping a three-fight win streak. 

His most recent victory is a first-round TKO over former champion Cody Garbrandt at UFC 235 in March 2019.

 

 

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