Frankie Edgar Injured, ‘The Korean Zombie’ Gets a New Opponent for UFC Fight Night in Denver

The UFC Fight Night card in Denver has undergone a change to the main event after Frankie Edgar suffered a biceps injury that will force him out of the headline spot against 'The Korean Zombie' Chan Sung Jung

The UFC Fight Night card in Denver has undergone a change to the main event after Frankie Edgar suffered a biceps injury that will force him out of the headline spot against ‘The Korean Zombie’ Chan Sung Jung

In his place steps featherweight prospect Yair Rodriguez, who will be competing for the first time since May 2017 when ironically enough he suffered his first loss in the UFC to Edgar.

Sources closer to the situation confirmed the news on Friday following an initial report from ESPN.

Prior to the setback against Edgar last year, Rodriguez was touted as one of the fastest rising stars on the entire UFC roster. Unfortunately after the loss, Rodriguez was continuously plagued by injuries as well as a dispute with the UFC over accepting a fight that was offered to him and it eventually led to his release from the promotion.

Cooler head prevailed and Rodriguez was welcomed back into the fold and now he’ll look to face Jung on Nov. 10 after accepting the short notice opportunity.

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Damon Martin is a veteran mixed martial arts journalist who has been covering the industry since 2003 with bylines on FOX Sports, CNN, Bleacher Report and numerous other outlets.

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