A date, opponent, and venue have been set for Frankie Edgar’s final bout.
Former UFC lightweight champion Edgar (24-10-1 MMA, 18-10-1 UFC) will compete against Chris Gutierrez (18-3-2 MMA, 6-1-1 UFC) at UFC 281, which takes place on November 12 at Madison Square Garden in New York.
The media was informed by two unnamed sources on Thursday that the fight had been booked, though both preferred anonymity until the organization makes an official announcement. ESPN was the first to break the story.
Edgar, at age 40, hopes to end his career on a winning note after a two-fight losing streak. He last fought in December, at UFC 286, where he was defeated by Marlon Vera via knockout. Before that, Edgar was unconscious after taking a flying knee from Cory Sandhagen.
Since making his promotional debut in 2007, Edgar has continued to compete at a high level, earning him consideration as a future UFC Hall of Famer. He defeated B.J. Penn for the UFC lightweight title in 2010 and successfully defended it twice. Edgar made four more bids for the UFC championship and lost each time.
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