Frankie Edgar vs. Pedro Munhoz has found a new date yet again.
The anticipated bantamweight debut of former lightweight champ Edgar has been rescheduled a fourth time, per a report by Brazil’s Combate. It will now headline the UFC’s August 22 card.
For those keeping track, the fight was first booked for UFC 251 on July 11. It was then pushed back to the Fight Island card on July 15. A positive COVID-19 test by Munhoz, however, set it back again. The UFC then announced it would fall on the UFC 252 card on August 15.
Not so fast. Now it’s the 22nd.
Assuming the fight finally takes place as planned, it will see Edgar (23-8-1) looking to shake off two straight losses at featherweight. Those came to Max Holloway at UFC 240, with the 145lb title on the line, and The Korean Zombie. That fight came back in December, with Edgar forgoing a bantamweight bout against Cory Sandhagen in order to salvage the UFC Busan card after Brian Ortega pulled out.
In other words, it’s been well over six months since we first expected Edgar to debut at 135lbs.
Munhoz (18-4) had an impressive three-fight win streak snapped by Aljamain Sterling at UFC 238 last year. He has not competed since.
The UFC’s August 22 date is also expected to feature Yoel Romero vs. Uriah Hall, and Angela Hill vs. Michelle Waterson.