Frankie Edgar Faces Yair Rodriguez At UFC 211

Written by Tom Ngo
March 9th, 2017

UFC Frankie Edgar

On Thursday, a featherweight affair between former top contender Frankie Edgar (pictured) and up-and-comer Yair Rodriguez was announced for UFC 211.

The May 13 event takes place inside American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas.

Edgar has won six of his past seven fights. Unfortunately for “The Answer,” his lone loss during his current run came two outings ago against Jose Aldo for the interim featherweight title.

Edgar was most recently seen beating Jeremy Stephens in November.

Rodriguez is one of the game’s most dynamic strikers. He’s fresh of January’s TKO victory over BJ Penn at UFC Fight Night 103.

“Pantera” will be riding an eight-fight winning streak into the tango.

Here is the show’s current lineup:

Jarjis Danho vs. Dmitry Poberezhets

Henry Cejudo vs. Sergio Pettis

Enrique Barzola vs. Gabriel Benitez

Frankie Edgar vs. Yair Rodriguez

Eddie Alvarez vs. Dustin Poirier

Ben Rothwell vs. Fabricio Werdum

Jessica Andrade vs. Joanna Jedrzejczyk (UFC strawweight champion)

Junior dos Santos vs. Stipe Miocic (UFC heavyweight champion)

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