UFC on ESPN 15 features an important bout at the sharp end of the bantamweight division as Brazil’s Pedro Munhoz takes on former UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar in the night’s main event.
Munhoz (18-4 MMA, 8-4 UFC) is looking to bounce back to form after losing out on the scorecards to fellow contender Aljamain Sterling at UFC 238 last June. Prior to that defeat, “The Young Punisher” was riding a three-fight win streak, including a knockout win over former champion Cody Garbrandt in a wild slugfest at UFC 235.
Now he’s set to face Edgar, who is looking to earn himself a shot at bantamweight gold and, potentially add his name to the short list of fighters to have captured UFC titles in two weight classes.
Edgar (23-8-1 MMA, 17-8-1 UFC) will finally make his bantamweight debut after his initial booking against Cory Sandhagen, then three successive bookings to face Munhoz, fell by the wayside. Now the pair are finally set to face off in the main event on Saturday night at the UFC Apex.
Ahead of their bout, former UFC welterweight title challenger and UFC analyst Dan “The Outlaw” Hardy invites us into “The War Room” as he takes a deep dive into the matchup and offers his technical pointers ahead of the fight. Check out his pre-fight assessment via the video above.
UFC on ESPN 15 takes place Saturday at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. The main card airs on ESPN following prelims on ESPN+.
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