Report: UFC targeting Frankie Edgar vs Aljamain Sterling for Madison Square Garden

✅ Former UFC champ is planning his debut at bantamweight and seems to have drawn division standout Aljamain Sterling for UFC 244

The UFC is set to return to Madison Square Garden in New York City on November second with UFC 244. As of now there are interesting match ups announced but the consensus biggest name now seems to be joining the fight card. According to reports from ESPN’s Ariel Helwani, the UFC is planning on booking Frankie Edgar’s bantamweight debut at  UFC 244 – against Aljamain Sterling.

Other news:

Former lightweight champ Frankie Edgar is coming off of a loss to featherweight champion Max Holloway. The decision loss to Holloway was Edgar’s third failed bid to capture the UFC featherweight title. He currently sits at a 3-2 record in his last five outings, including wins over Cub Swanson and Jeremy Stephens.

Aljamain Sterling currently sits an an impressive four fight winning streak since a brutal knockout loss to Marlon Moraes in December of last year. In his ongoing win streak he has submitted Cody Stamman, and won decisions over Jimmie Rivera and Pedro Munhoz.

UFC 244 preliminary fight card

  • Heavyweight: Derrick Lewis vs Blagoi Ivanov
  • Johnny Walker vs Corey Anderson
  • Frankie Edgar vs Aljamain Sterling*

*Not officially announced

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With roots in muay thai and as an avid combat sports fan, Sebastian Vendel-Martinez grew up while the MMA scene was blossoming in Sweden. He became part of the MMAnytt team in 2012 and has gone on to become one of the most prominent MMA reporters in Scandinavia. Currently he continues to work as a writer, reporter, video producer/editor and head editor for