Since losing to Jose Aldo at UFC 156 for the featherweight title, the #2 ranked featherweight Frankie Edgar has been on a three-fight win streak. He has wins over Charles Oliveira, BJ Penn, and Cub Swanson.

Edgar now faces Uriah Faber in the main event at UFC Fight Night 66 on Fox Sports 1 in what many are calling a super fight.

Faber is 8-3 in the UFC and all three of his losses came in title fights. Faber is the real deal and is a fan favorite for good reason; he always brings a great fight and puts on a show for the fans. Faber is on a two-fight win streak since his last loss to Renan Barao.

Edgar comes into the fight with a 17-4-1 record and has been in the UFC since 2007. He has been a champion many times and is one of the best fighters of our time. Faber is going to be a tough test for Edgar, but Edgar has all the tools to come out with a win on Saturday.

Here are the keys to victory for Edgar:

Show He Is The Better Wrestler:

There is no question when looking at Edgar and what he is best at; it is his wrestling. Edgar is one of the best wrestlers in the sport of MMA and he needs to go out on Saturday and show Faber that. If he can be the one taking Faber down and not being taken down himself, he is one step closer to a victory.

Do Not Get Caught In A Submission:

If wrestling were Edgar’s best attribute, then Faber’s would be his submissions. Faber has won 53% of his fights by submission and if Edgar wants to walk away with a victory on Saturday, he needs to make sure he does not get caught in a submission by Faber.

Win The Stand-Up:

Edgar does not usually knock his opponents out, but he needs to win the stand-up battle if he wants to walk away with a victory on Saturday. Faber will bring the fight no matter what and I believe this fight will go to a decision. Both fighters will have their flashes of greatness on the ground and I think it will come down to whoever wins the stand-up battle. If Edgar can win the stand-up battle, he will win another fight in the UFC.

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Jeremy Klump
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Jeremy Klump is a Sport Media major at Ithaca College and has been writing about Mixed Martial Arts for over a year now. He interned at MVC Sports Management and AMA Fight Club. While interning at MVC and AMA, Jeremy found out that he had a true passion for writing about Mixed Martial Arts. He has interviewed and wrote articles on top UFC fighters while also having knowledge of regional fighters and the top new comers. He looks to grow as a writer and expand his knowledge of Mixed Martial Arts while being a proud member of The MMA Corner team.