Frankie Edgar Expected to Rematch Cub Swanson at UFC Fight Night in Atlantic City
Frankie Edgar is wasting no time booking his next fight as the former lightweight champion is expected to face Cub Swanson in his home state of New Jersey at UFC Fight Night in Atlantic City on April 21.
Sources close to the contest confirmed that verbal agreements are in place for the matchup following an initial report from ESPN.
This is actually a rematch after Edgar and Swanson first met back in 2014. On that night, Edgar submitted Swanson with just four-seconds remaining in the fight after a dominant performance throughout.
Now Swanson will look for revenge while also making his return to the UFC after inking a new contract with the promotion. Swanson had tested free agency following his last fight but ultimately decided to re-sign with the UFC.
As for Edgar, he’s making a very quick turn around after suffering a knockout loss in his last fight against Brian Ortega at UFC 222.
It was the first time in Edgar’s entire career that he’s been finished in a fight so the New Jersey native is undoubtedly looking to wash the bad taste of that defeat from his mouth as he looks to return to action in April.
The UFC Fight Night card in Atlantic City will be headlined by a lightweight showdown between Edgar’s teammate Edson Barboza and former title contender Kevin Lee.