Frankie Edgar is a former lightweight champion but he pulls out all the stops as he trims down for his featherweight debut match against Jose Aldo at UFC 158. Edgar has wowed fans as he managed to claim wins among lightweight fighters of his division but now it’s a different game as he slims down to featherweight and challenges Jose “Scarface” Aldo who has a perfect match record since 2006.
Will Edgar manage to defeat Aldo and prove that he is not just another lightweight fighter? Or will he give Aldo his 15th consecutive win? Watch how Edgar bares his training and how his weight loss techniques are paying off through this special UFC 158 video courtesy of UFC and YouTube.
To remember, Frankie “The Answer” Edgar has lost to Benson Henderson in UFC 150 headline fight via split decision in August 2012. This was his second time with Henderson as he was initially defeated via unanimous decision at UFC 144 in February of the same year. Before these 2 back to back losses, Edgar won against Gray Maynard in UFC 136 as he KO Maynard before round 4 ended in October 2011. Edgar is from Toms River, New Jersey and is now fighting for featherweight division with 15 wins. 3 losses and 1 draw in his professional career.
Jose Aldo however is just 26 years old from Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil which holds an extreme professional record of 21 wins and only one loss. His last fight was a win against Chad Mendes over a year ago at UFC 142 headline fight; he ended the match with a KO in less than 5 minutes of round 1. As mentioned, winning UFC 158 would be his 15th consecutive victory. He has managed to win over great fighters like Kenny Florian, Mark Hominick, Manny Gamburyan and Urijah Faber to name a few. His favorite move is a KO or TKO via his strong punches and knee combination.
UFC 158 will be on February 2, 2013 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. Other fighters who will join Edgar and Aldo are Rashad Evans, Antonio Rogerio Nogueira, Alistair Overeem, Antonio Silva, John Fitch, Demian Maia, Joseph Benavidez, Ian McCall, Gleison Tibau and Evan Dunham to name a few. Stand by for official interviews and videos of your favorite UFC fighters as this much-awaited day nears.