The UFC’s first trip to the Philippines just got a whole lot more exciting.

According to a report by Asia-MMA, the UFC has booked a super-fight between a pair of former champions in Frankie Edgar and Urijah Faber for the headlining act of their first ever card in the Philippines.

Faber (32-7), a former WEC featherweight champion turned UFC bantamweight contender, was last seen earning a second round submission win over Fransisco Rivera at UFC 181 in December. This marked the Team Alpha Male leader’s second straight submission win, with his previous one being a third round rear naked choke over Alex Caceres at UFC 175 in July. Prior to this string of wins, fans saw Faber’s four fight win streak snapped at the hands of former champion Renan Barão in their main event title fight at UFC 169.  Faber was expected to challenge Rafael Asuncao on an upcoming card in Rio Die Janeiro until Assuncao pulled out with an injured ankle. He will enter this bout with 26 career stoppage wins, including 19 by way of submission, and a UFC record of 8-3.

Edgar (18-4-1), a former UFC lightweight champion turned featherweight contender, is coming off a dominant fifth round submission win over Cub Swanson in the main event of UFC Fight Night 57 in November. This marked his second straight stoppage win as the ‘Answer’ had previously walked away with violent third round TKO over fellow former champion B.J. Penn in the main event of the TUF 19 Finale in July. Prior to this string of success as a featherweight, Edgar  previously reigned supreme atop the 155-pound division for a little more than two years before dropping the belt to former champion Benson Henderson. He will enter this bout with a UFC record of 11-4-1.

As of this post, there is no word on if this bout will take place at a catchweight or whether one of these two fighters will change weight classes.

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