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Benavidez 2 UFC Fight Night: Whittaker vs. Till UFC Fight Night: Brunson vs. Shahbazyan Dana White's Contender Series: Season 4, Week 1 UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs. Oleinik Dana White's Contender Series: Season 4, Week 2 UFC 252: Miocic vs. Cormier 3 Dana White's Contender Series: Season 4, Week 3 UFC Fight Night: Munhoz vs. Edgar Dana White's Contender Series: Season 4, Week 4 UFC Fight Night: Smith vs. Rakic UFC Fight Night 9/19 UFC 253: Adesanya vs. Costa UFC Fight Night: Holm vs. Gaethje UFC Fight Night 11/14 hidden Welcome to F4WOnline.com's live coverage of UFC on ESPN 15: Munhoz vs. The Octagon remains in their home in Las Vegas, this week with a bantamweight main event featuring a future UFC Hall Of Famer. Pedro Munhoz will welcome former UFC Lightweight Champion Frankie Edgar to the 135-pound division in the night's five-round headliner. Munhoz is looking to get back into the win column in his first fight in over 14 months. Edgar looks to avoid the first three-fight losing streak of his career as he makes the drop to a new division in search of winning another UFC title. Also on the main card is a light heavyweight fight as Marcin Prachnio takes on Mike Rodriguez, and a welterweight battle between Daniel Rodriguez and Dwight Grant.> Timur Valiev (14-2, 0-0 UFC) vs. Trevin Jones (12-6, 0-0 UFC) Valiev with a nice punch/kick combo at the midway point of the round. Jones tries to clinch up on the cage but Valiev wants none of that. Valiev hurts Jones with a body kick. Jones clearly doens't want to fight anymore but ref won't stop it. Valiev with Octagon control and he seems to stalking Jones. Valiev not punching back and the ref stops it. Very strong case the ref should've stopped it in the first round but he didn't and Jones showed tremendous heart in coming back to win. Frankie Edgar (#8 FW, 23-8-1, 17-8-1 UFC) UFC legend Frankie Edgar has done nothing in his career but defy expectations in the face of adversity. Saturday night, Edgar will look to continue that trend in the main event of the UFC Fight Night card on Saturday as the former UFC lightweight champion makes his long-anticipated debut in the bantamweight division. Edgar (23-8-1), despite his diminutive size at 5-foot-6, is a former lightweight champion used to fighting at a weight considered too big for him. A mid-career move down to 145 pounds brought great success despite three unsuccessful runs at the UFC featherweight title. On Saturday, Edgar will make his debut at 135 pounds and in a five-round main event bout against the dangerous Pedro Munhoz (18-4, 1 NC) that, as crazy as it sounds, could have legitimate title implications for "The Answer" inside the UFC Apex facility in Las Vegas (8:30 p.m., ESPN/ESPN+). If you don't believe Edgar could earn a title shot with a win against the No. 5-ranked bantamweight, you haven't been watching closely enough to recent UFC matchmaking decisions. Despite the 135-pound division being as deep and dangerous as ever at the moment in the aftermath of Henry Cejudo's abrupt retirement, Edgar represents the perfect B-side challenger that UFC might want to use to help new champion Petr Yan grow in fame. "I just have to worry about winning my fight Saturday," Edgar said. Oddsmakers have set Edgar as more than a 2-1 underdog, in large part due to age and the fact that he was knocked out in the first round of his last fight in December against Chan Sung Jung (also known as the "Korean Zombie"). Munhoz was scheduled to face Edgar earlier this summer in Abu Dhabi but was forced to withdraw after contracting COVID-19 and remains grateful he was able to stay in line to reschedule such an important fight toward his title hopes. "There are crazy things happening all over the world right now so I feel very thankful to be fighting during the pandemic against another former champ," Munhoz said. If there's any concern about Edgar making weight, the veteran says the feeling during fight week has been no different than his recent cuts to 145 pounds. Regardless of his age, Edgar takes seriously his reputation for always fighting the toughest opponents available and feels he's doing just that this weekend. "[Munhoz] has heavy, heavy hands and he has a great chin," Edgar said. Frankie Edgar +220, bantamweights Even his five-round featherweight title loss to Max Holloway in 2019 saw Edgar as game and competitive as any other top contender. Although Edgar's size could be a factor for him offensively for the first time in his career now that he's fighting against smaller opponents, he will need to be one half step ahead of Munhoz throughout in terms of his footwork and boxing--along with well-timed takedowns--in order to make a run at a decision. Edgar simply has too many questions, all of which Munhoz can capably answer. Who will win Edgar vs. Munhoz, and how exactly will each fight end?