Cub Swanson vs. Frankie Edgar rematch headed to UFC-Atlantic City

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He will fight fellow "T-City" victim and UFC veteran, Cub Swanson. Bout agreements for the matchup were sent to the fighters today.

The news was first reported by ESPN.com that a rematch between Edgar and number-four ranked 145lber Cub Swanson was in the works for the card.

ESPN is reporting that the rematch is being worked on by the UFC for April 21 UFC Fight Night 128 event, which will take place in Edgar's home state of New Jersey.

Frankie Edgar has been one of the most successful UFC fighters of the past decade, racking up a 16-5-1 record, with four of those losses coming in title fights.


In their last meeting, Edgar dominated the action for almost five rounds before finishing the fight by submission with just four seconds reaming until the final bell. It also was the last fight on his deal, but a booking against Edgar means Swanson will be staying put in the UFC after a brief flirtation with free agency.

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. Despite the setback, it was Swanson's third straight "Fight of the Night" performance.

Swanson (25-8) is also coming off a loss to Ortega in December. Swanson is also competing in a non-main event fight for the first time in well over a year, but the fighter is 2-2-0 in UFC main event bouts. It was the first time that Edgar had ever been stopped in his lengthy career.

Prior to that loss, the former lightweight champ had back-to-back wins over Jeremy Stephens at UFC 205 and Yair Rodriguez at UFC 211 to get back on track after a UFC 200 loss to Jose Aldo for the interim featherweight title.

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