Height: 5'6" (168cm)
Weight: 155 lbs
Fighting out of: Toms River, USA
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Frank James Edgar (born October 16, 1981) is a mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter from Toms River, New Jersey, currently fighting in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).
Edgar entered into his first mixed martial arts fight with only a few weeks of training outside of his wrestling background. Edgar originally trained with Rob Guarino of Rhino Fight Team, but today he is part of the Gracie system under Ricardo Almeida in Hamilton, NJ. Since 7th Grade Frank has wrestled with Steve Rivera at Elite Wrestling NJ in Jackson, NJ & last year added Rutgers University to his resume, where he assists coaching. His boxing trainer is Mark Henry out of Millstone, NJ.
Edgar amassed a 5-0 record before making his UFC debut in 2007 at UFC 67. He faced fellow undefeated fighter Tyson Griffin in a back-and-forth fight. Griffin caught Edgar in a deep kneebar at the end of the fight, but Edgar refused to tap and lasted out the remainder of the round to win by unanimous decision. He and Griffin earned Fight of the Night honors, and the fight has been frequently rebroadcast on UFC Unleashed.
Edgar suffered his first loss at UFC Fight Night 13 against Gray Maynard. Though the underdog, Maynard used his size and wrestling skill to overpower Edgar en route to a unanimous decision. Edgar rebounded with another Fight of the Night victory against Hermes Franca at UFC: Silva vs. Irvin. He followed that up with an impressive win over Sean Sherk at UFC 98: Evans vs. Machida and a submission win over previously undefeated Matt Veach at The Ultimate Fighter 10 Finale. He is currently the UFC lightweight champion after defeating BJ Penn at UFC 112 in Abu Dhabi.