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UFC Fight Night Edgar vs Munhoz: Predictions, Betting Tips and Odds – Pedro Munhoz to give deadly welcome to Frankie Edgar at Bantamweight? (22/08/2020)

UFC Fight Night returns to Vegas for a SEVENTH UFC Vegas event at the APEX as Frankie Edgar takes on Brazilian Pedro Munhoz in the main event. Sam Bettany previews the main event and looks at the rest of the card, having landed six of his last nine UFC tips.

Event Details

What event is this?

UFC Fight Night Edgar vs Munhoz

Where is UFC Fight Night Edgar vs Munhoz being held?

UFC APEX, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

How many bouts are on this UFC Fight Night car?

11 bouts (five on main card, six on prelims)

Which division has the most fights on the night?

Light Heavyweight and Welterweight (three bouts each)

What time can I watch UFC Fight Night in the UK?

Prelim action begins at 23:30 GMT on BT Sport

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UFC Fight Night Main Event: Frankie Edgar (USA) vs Pedro Munhoz (Brazil)

The UFC Fight Night Main Event features the bantamweight clash between former lightweight champion Frankie Edgar and Pedro Munhoz. This bout has been in the making for a while with the schedule cancelling three times this year alone.

Edgar (19-3)

The veteran and former lightweight champion Frankie Edgar will look for a potentially career-reviving win. The UFC legend has been a great fighter over the years and has provided some of the most memorable moments inside the cage, but is struggling to get in the win column lately. In his last four fights, he has only won one against another fading fighter in Cub Swanson. Edgar has struggled to make it past the first round in recent bouts, having suffered a first round stoppage defeat to Chan Sung Jung and a knockout loss to Brian Ortega.

However, the 38-year-old took Max Holloway all the way to a decision last summer. A new weight division makes his debut at 135lbs intriguing. The New Jersey native will look to prove he still has what it takes, but dropping two weight classes from where he won the belt in 2010 at this stage of his career is high risk. “The Answer” is a 21/10* underdog with Mark Jarvis to get back on the win column.

Munhoz (18-4)

Having been in the conversation for several years now, Pedro Munhoz looks to put his name in title contention and defeating Frankie Edgar on his 135lb debut won’t do any harm to him. It will frustrate the Brazilian to have been so good against Cody Garbrant last March only to have put his title shot on hold after a defeat to Aljamain Sterling a few months later. Sterling is now in line to get a shot at the new champion Petr Yan who won the vacant belt against Aldo on Fight Island a few weeks back.

The 33-year-old, who lives in California, has the chance to get himself back in contention and give Edgar the worst welcome to the UFC Bantamweight Division. “The Young Punisher” has three submissions in his eight UFC wins, and could be the first fighter to submit Edgar should he take advantage of Edgar standing in the pocket. An all-round dangerous opponent, Munhoz is the favourite at 4/11* to bounce back with a win and moving up the top five rankings in the division.

*Odds as of the time of writing (Thursday 20th August 2020) and subject to change

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A big night for the Light Heavyweight Division on UFC Fight Night

Co-maining on this UFC Fight Night card is an intriguing vet vs up-and-comer fight between Ovince Saint Preux (OSP) and Alonzo Menifield. OSP is an exciting vet that, despite his record, is one of the deadliest men in the division. He is one of the most entertaining too, with three Performance of the Night bonuses in a row, and there is every chance he could make it four for four. Menifield is a newcomer and still early into his UFC career.

Having entered his last fight undefeated, he suffered his first ever pro MMA defeat to Devin Clark back in June. With the quick turnaround, he is looking to put that first defeat behind him and add a 15th defeat to the record of OSP when they showdown on Saturday night. Menifield is the slight favourite at 3/4*, with OSP a 21/20* price, so it is very tough to call. Other light heavyweight bouts on the night include Marcin Prachnio vs Mike Rodriguez on the main card and Ike Villanueva vs Jorge Gonzalez in the prelims.

Young Kazakh Mariya Agapova out to make another statement win?

After making her UFC debut back in June, 23-year-old Mariya Agapova has secured a spot on the main card of this UFC Fight Night card thanks to a sensational debut. She defeated Hannah Cifers by submission in the first round, earning a Performance of the Night bonus, and is looking to get a spot in the rankings with a win against Shana Dobson on Saturday night. The former boxer has only been training MMA for a few years however could be the latest star in the Women’s division and put Kazakhstan firmly on the UFC map.

The Kazakh born prodigy earned the chance to appear on Dana White’s Contender Series last summer after a 6-0 record fighting across Eastern Europe and Asia. Her loss in the series to Tracy Cortez by unanimous decision is her only defeat to date. a win here on her second UFC bout could land her a highly ranked opponent for her next bout. She is extremely confident, and it will be interesting to see her matchup against someone her own height in Shana Dobson. She is a very low 1/14* to win with Mark Jarvis.

*Odds as of the time of writing (Thursday 20th August 2020) and subject to change

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UFC Fight Night: Edgar vs Munhoz Preliminary Card

Bantamweight: Timur Valiev vs Mark Striegl

Welterweight: Carlton Minus vs Matthew Semelsberger

Light Heavyweight: Ike Villanueva vs Jorge Gonzalez

Welterweight: Dwight Grant vs Calen Born

Lightweight: Austin Hubbard vs Joe Solecki

Women Strawweight: Amanda Lemos vs Mizuki Inoue

UFC Fight Night: Edgar vs Munhoz Main Card

Welterweight: Daniel Rodriguez vs Takashi Sato

Women Flyweight: Mariya Agapova vs Shana Dobson

Light Heavyweight: Marcin Prachnio vs Mike Rodriguez

Light Heavyweight: Ovince Saint Preux vs Alonzo Menifield

Bantamweight: Frankie Edgar vs Pedro Munhoz

Sam’s UFC Fight Night: Edgar vs Munhoz Betting Tips

Pedro Munhoz should have enough to get it done against Frankie Edgar who I think will have some issues with conditioning and facing such a dangerous opponent on his 135lb debut. Munhoz to win is 4/11* with Mark Jarvis.

*Odds as of the time of writing (Thursday 20th August 2020) and subject to change

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*Odds as of the time of writing (Thursday 20th August 2020) and subject to change

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Sam is an experienced content writer with a history of working in the sports industry. Sam is a media and communication professional with a bachelor's degree focused in Sports Studies.

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