UFC: Edgar – Munhoz moved again; will headline August 22nd card

Daniel Cunningham

Well, the anticipation of former UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar‘s bantamweight debut will continue to grow.

UFC’s New Headliner

That’s right, for the fourth time, the UFC has booked Edgar against Pedro Munhoz (18-4). The fight was originally going to take place on the UFC 251 PPV.

Then the fight was pushed back to be the co-main event on UFC Fight Island 1. However, Munhoz tested positive for COVID-19 which scrapped the fight altogether.

The promotion worked quickly and was able to book the fight for the main card of UFC 252 in August. Of course, now we know that this fight will once again be on the move.

Nothing official has been released by the promotion, but the lack of a main event for their August 22nd card is the likely reason for the switch. More than likely, they were trying to pull together a main event that never materialized.

So now, Frankie Edgar – Pedro Munhoz has been booked for it’s fourth fight card. Hopefully everyone makes it to August 22nd healthy so we can all see this anticipated bantamweight matchup that has big implications for the division.

With the addition of Edgar – Munhoz, the August 22nd card is really looking strong. Here is the full card as of now for the UFC’s Fight Night on August 22nd:

  • Pedro Munhoz vs. Frankie Edgar
  • Uriah Hall vs. Yoel Romero
  • Shamil Gamzatov vs. Ovince Saint Preux
  • Mariya Agapova vs. Shana Dobson
  • Mizuki Inoue vs. Amanda Lemos
  • Angela Hill vs. Michelle Waterson