Stats & Records
Wins by Knockout
Wins by Submission
First Round Finishes
- Sig. Strikes Landed
- Sig. Strikes Attempted
- Takedowns Landed
- Takedowns Attempted
- Sig. Str. Defense is the percentage of significant strikes attempted against a fighter that do not land.
- Takedown defense is the percentage of takedowns attempted against a fighter that do not land.
- Knockdown Avg. is the average number of knockdowns per 15 Minutes window.
Sig. Str. By Position
Sig. Str. by target
Win by Method
- 1-1-1 against Gray Maynard, 3-0 against BJ Penn
- Made three successful title defenses (2-0-1) before loss to Henderson
- Six wins by knockout, four by submission (2 RNC, 1 guillotine, 1 neck crank); 13 wins by decision
- Six first round finishes
- Has won nine of his last 16
- Has solid standup skills as well as exceptional wrestling.
UFC 281 (11/12/22) Edgar was knocked out by Chris Gutierrez at 2:01 of the first round
UFC 268 (11/6/21) Edgar was knocked out by Marlon Vera at 3:50 of the third round
UFC Fight Night (2/6/21) Edgar was knocked out by Cory Sandhagen at :28 of the first round
UFC on ESPN (8/22/20) Edgar won a five-round split decision over Pedro Munhoz
UFC Fight Night (12/21/19) Edgar was stopped by Chan Sung Jung via strikes at 3:18 of the first round
UFC 240 (7/27/19) Edgar lost a five round unanimous decision to Max Holloway in a fight for the UFC featherweight title
UFC Fight Night (4/21/18) Edgar won a three round unanimous decision over Cub Swanson
UFC 222 (3/3/18) Edgar was knocked out by Brian Ortega at 4:44 of the first round
UFC 211 (5/13/17) Edgar stopped Yair Rodriguez (Doctor Stoppage) at 5:00 of the second round
UFC 205 (11/12/16) Edgar won a three round unanimous decision over Jeremy Stephens
UFC 200 (7/9/16) Edgar lost a five round unanimous decision to Jose Aldo in a fight for the interim UFC featherweight title
TUF 22 Finale (12/11/15) Edgar knocked out Chad Mendes at 2:28 of the first round
UFC Fight Night (5/16/15) Edgar won a five round unanimous decision over Urijah Faber
UFC Fight Night (11/22/14) Edgar submitted Cub Swanson via neck crank at 4:56 of the fifth round
TUF 19 Finale (7/6/14) Edgar stopped BJ Penn via strikes at 4:16 of the third round
UFC 162 (7/6/13) Edgar won a three round unanimous decision over Charles Oliveira
UFC 156 (2/2/13) Edgar lost a five round unanimous decision to Jose Aldo in a UFC featherweight title fight
UFC 150 (8/11/12) Edgar lost a five round split decision to Benson Henderson in a UFC lightweight title fight
UFC 144 (2/26/12) Edgar lost a five round unanimous decision to Benson Henderson, losing his UFC lightweight championship
UFC 136 (10/8/11) Edgar knocked out Gray Maynard at 3:54 of the fourth round to retain his UFC lightweight title.
UFC 125 (1/1/11) Edgar fought to a five round draw with Gray Maynard, retaining his UFC lightweight title.
UFC 118 (8/28/10) Edgar successfully defended the UFC lightweight championship for the first time with a five round unanimous decision win over BJ Penn.
UFC 112 (4/10/10) Edgar won a five round unanimous decision over BJ Penn to earn the UFC lightweight championship.
TUF 10 Finale (12/5/09) Edgar submitted Matt Veach via rear naked choke at 2:22 of the second round.
UFC 98 (5/23/09) Edgar scored a three round unanimous decision win over Sean Sherk.
UFC Fight Night (7/19/08) Edgar scored a three round unanimous decision win over Hermes Franca.
UFC Fight Night (4/2/08) Edgar lost a three round unanimous decision to Gray Maynard.
UFC 78 (11/17/07) Edgar scored a three round unanimous decision over Spencer Fisher.
UFC 73 (7/7/07) Edgar stopped Mark Bocek with strikes at 4:55 of the first round.
UFC 67 (2/3/07) Edgar scored an exciting three round decision over previously unbeaten Tyson Griffin.
When and why did you start training for fighting? After I graduated from college in May of 2005. I always liked the sport. I have seen other people with a wrestling background do well, and I felt that I could succeed.
Accomplishments in amateur competition? Two-time State Place Winner for New Jersey, 2nd in H.S. Nationals in 2000, four-time Division I National Qualifier for Clarion University and College Freestyle All-American in 2004.
Accomplishments in pro competition? Former UFC lightweight champion, Reality Fighting 155lb Champion
Ranks in any martial arts styles: Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Favorite grappling technique: Guillotine choke
Favorite Striking technique: Right hand
Do you have any heroes? My Dad and my High School wrestling coach, Mr. Reid. These two are the toughest people that I know, both mentally and physically.
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It is great, considering that when I started fighting there wasn't even a 155 weight class in the UFC at the time.
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I have a BA in Political Science from Clarion University
What was your job before you started fighting? Plumber