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Although it seemed Anderson Silva vs. Georges St. Pierre or Jon Jones would be the first real "super-fight" we've seen in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) since B.J. Penn moved up to battle St. Pierre back at UFC 94, it turns out the lighter weight classes are giving us what we want.
Later on this evening (Sat., Feb. 2, 2013), at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, Frankie Edgar will finally move down in weight to the 145-pound division in an attempt to wrest the title from the grasp of the man who has been lording over the weight class for years now, Brazilian badass Jose Aldo.
About the match-up, the champ had this to say:
"I'm not concerned with how I continue to be champion. Whether it's by points or by knockout, I just have to go in there and do my job. One of the biggest challenges for Frankie is going to be making the weight. The other big challenge he has to deal with is the sped and technique I have in this weight class. ...
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The UFC dubbed Saturday’s scrap between featherweight king Jose Aldo (Pictured) and former lightweight champion Frankie Edgar a “Superfight.” According to two of the three judges sitting cageside, it was a lopsided fight.
While Edgar appeared to rally in the later rounds, Aldo still took home a unanimous decision (49-46, 49-46, 48-47) victory to retain his title. “Scarface”...
Looks like dropping down to 145 pounds wasn't "The Answer."
Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight kingpin Frankie Edgar made his featherweight debut last night (Feb. 2, 2013) against Jose Aldo in the main event of UFC 156: "Aldo vs. Edgar," which emanated from the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Aldo retained his title by...
Injuries have kept him out of the Octagon for more than a year. After an intense fight camp, the reigning featherweight champ is returning to make his fourth UFC title defense where he faces his toughest opponent yet, Frankie Edgar. S/O to Intravid for the heasds up.
Countdown to UFC 156: Aldo vs. Edgar
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A featherweight superfight between champion Jose Aldo (Pictured) and Frankie Edgar headlined Saturday’s UFC 156 pay-per-view broadcast.
Please click HERE to catch our live results and play-by-play coverage.
Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada hosted tonight’s festivities.
Favorite (-) Underdog (+)
Frank Edgar +175
Jose Aldo -220
Here is the play-by-play...
UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo and former lightweight champion Frankie Edgar engage in an intense staredown at the UFC 156 weigh-in. This fight can’t happen soon enough, I’m going with McCall, Fitch, Overeem, Evans and Edgar by decision.-TO
Rampage Runs Into Trench
Kimbo Slice vs Shane Tilyard
This doesn’t tell the whole story, but the power shots form Aldo were the reason he won this fight and they are shown in full force. When’s the sequel?
Jose Aldo Gets Interviewed
Bigfoot’s KO Of Overeem GIF
The disappointment that was the match between Rashad Evans and Antonio Rogerio Nogueira is exactly what was needed prior to the fierce showdown that was Aldo vs. Edgar.
Don't confuse this. Ideally all of the fights at UFC 156 would have been outstanding. However, having a letdown (a unanimous decision won by "Little Nog") just before the UFC Featherweight Title bout...
“UFC 156: Aldo vs. Edgar” takes place Saturday inside Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. The first preliminary bout is scheduled to start at approximately 6:35PM ET/3:35PM PT. Make sure to stay with 5thRound.com all night for our live coverage.
Facebook will kick off the festivities by streaming a pair of prelims. Fans simply have to “Like” the UFC’s page...
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