The Pro Take: Cory Sandhagen’s Flying Knee Knocks Edgar Out in 28 Seconds

Cory Sandhagen and Frankie Edgar, UFC Vegas 18
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - FEBRUARY 06: Cory Sandhagen reacts after his knockout victory over Frankie Edgar in their bantamweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on February 06, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)

The fight between Frankie Edgar and Cory Sandhagen at UFC Vegas 18 could easily have been a main event.

Many may have counted Frankie Edgar out of this battle coming into fight night based on his age alone, but those critics clearly have not followed the career of The Answer. Edgar has been one of those ageless wonders, always competing at the top level inside the Octagon. A win over Cory Sandhagen could be the spark to get his name back into the title contention talk.

Cory Sandhagen looked extremely impressive in his return to the UFC Octagon on October 10, 2020 with a statement against Marlon Moraes, getting back to his winning ways after his first loss to title contender Aljamain Sterling. With that win under his belt, a victory over Edgar, who Sandhagen showed the utmost respect heading into this weekend’s bout, could potentially land him a title shot, despite the relatively recent loss to Aljo.

As for the fight itself — OH MY!!! Twenty-eight seconds is all it took for Sandhagen to end the fight with a flying knee. The finish could possibly be an early contender for knockout of the year. Beautiful, perfect… just wow! An amazing and perfectly timed walk off knockout for Sandhagen. Can you say Performance of the Night award?


Here is the pros’ take on how the co-main event went down.