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Frankie Edgar suffered a loss at UFC 222 after accepting a last minute fight against the tough Brian Ortega alongside the main event of Cris Cyborg Vs. Yana Kunitskaya.  The bout was suppose to be a title fight for Brian Ortega against Max Holloway however Holloway was injured last minute, so Edgar accepted the bout against the dangerous Brian Ortega.

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Even though the fight with Edgar and Ortega was 6 weeks ago, Frankie Edgar wanted to get right back to action, and faced Cub Swanson who has been a perennial contender at 145lbs for almost a decade. Swanson who also lost his last fight, against Brian Ortega at UFC FN 123 recently re-signed with the UFC promotion and came into the fight looking to avenge a loss to Edgar from 2014.

fans where treated to a competitive fight.  The first round featured Frankie Edgar controlling the pace landing several strong strikes.  Cub Swanson had a small cut open over his eye and landed several strong kicks of his own as the round closed.  Round 2 started very similar to round one with Frankie Edgar pushing Cub Swanson back in the cage and Swanson trying to stay elusive with his footwork. In round 2 Frankie was able to open a cut under the eye of Frankie Edgar. Round 3 saw Cub Swanson continue to stay on the outside as Frankie Edgar kept the pressure and forward momentum constant. Edgar picked up the decision win after 3 rounds, landing more significant strikes, and having a higher strike total. Cub Swanson however did stop the takedowns of Edgar. Edgar won via a 3 round decision

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