Frankie Edgar is no stranger to fights that go 25 minutes, and how to win them.
Edgar (24-8-1 MMA, 18-8-1 UFC) moved to 5-5-1 in fights that have gone into the fifth round with a split decision win over Pedro Munhoz (18-5 MMA, 8-5 UFC).
Edgar won with a pair of 48-47 scores. A dissenting judge had it 49-46 for Munhoz. It was his Edgar’s debut at bantamweight after years of fighting at featherweight, and years at lightweight before that, a division in which he was a UFC champion
The bantamweight bout was the UFC on ESPN 15 main event at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. It aired on ESPN and streamed on ESPN+.
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“It’s good to be on the winning side. That was a hell of a fight – Pedro’s a stud,” Edgar told UFC play-by-play voice Jon Anik after the fight. “I heard a lot of MFers barking that I’m old, I’m slow. I definitely should have proved them all wrong. I’ve still got some fight in this tank, baby, and we’re going to make a big run at (1)35. He was (ranked) No. 5, and that might put me right in the top five. Three weight classes, I’ve showed I can compete with the best at 38 years old. I don’t want to hear nothing from anybody.”
UFC on ESPN 15 results:
Frankie Edgar def. Pedro Munhoz via split decision (48-47, 46-49, 48-47)
Mike Rodriguez def. Marcin Prachnio via knockout (punches) – Round 1, 2:17
Joe Solecki def. Austin Hubbard via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1, 3:51
Shana Dobson def. Mariya Agapova via TKO (punches) – Round 2, 1:38
Daniel Rodriguez def. Dwight Grant via knockout (punches) – Round 1, 2:24
Amanda Lemos def. Mizuki Inoue via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Jordan Wright def. Ike Villanueva via TKO (doctor’s stoppage) – Round 1, 1:31
Matthew Semelsberger def. Carlton Minus via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 29-28)
Trevin Jones def. Timur Valiev via TKO (punches) – Round 1, 1:59