Name – Frankie Edgar
Current Age – 34
Record – 20-4-1
Weight Class – Featherweight (145 pounds)
Height – 5’6”
Reach – 68”
Team/Gym – Ricardo Almeida Jiu-Jitsu

Striking 8/10

One of the most technically sound boxers in the sport, Edgar is a phenomenal striker. With smooth, crisp combinations and high level movement and footwork Edgar picks his opponents apart while suffering little damage. But while he is great a creating angles with movement his doesn’t land with the consistency of a truly elite striker.

Wrestling/Grappling 9/10

A former Division I wrestler, Edgar’s skill set has translated over to the MMA world perfectly. With strong technique, incredible timing and smooth level changes Edgar transitions from striking to grappling seamlessly.

Submissions 8/10

A BJJ black belt under Ricardo Almeida, Edgar is no slouch in the submission game. While he doesn’t have a plethora of submission victories his technique combined with his grappling prowess make him dangerous to contend with on the ground. If there is an opening Edgar has more than enough tools to end the fight.

Athleticism/Conditioning 8/10

Edgar may not be the biggest, strongest or fastest fighter in the UFC, but he is one of the most well-conditioned fighters in the world. His balance, timing and fluidity of movement all speak to his athleticism but he isn’t an elite natural athlete. But he does work incredibly hard and he doesn’t get outworked in the Octagon.

Fight IQ 10/10

Whether it is game planning ahead of a fight or making adjustments in-between rounds, Edgar is one of the best in the game. He surrounded by great fighting minds like Almeida, Renzo Graice and Phil Nurse and that influence is obvious in his ability to diagnose a situation in the fight and react appropriately.

Overall 43/50

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RJ Gardner
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RJ Gardner is a rabid sports fan and a long time MMA enthusiast. After watching UFC 1 at ripe old age of 11 RJ was hooked and his passion for the sport has continued to blossom over the years. RJ has been covering MMA since 2007 and has had work featured on Bleacher Report, SI.com, CBSSports.com and UFC.com. RJ is also a Petroleum Transportation Operations Manager during the day.