Huge Featherweight fight announced for UFC 211 in Dallas

Huge Featherweight fight announced for UFC 211 in Dallas

Frankie Edgar and Yair Rodriguez will meet in a dream fight at 145.

UFC 211 just keeps on getting better.  Earlier this week we learned Henry Cejudo would take on Sergio Pettis at UFC 211 and today we’ve learned Frankie “The Answer” Edgar will fight Yair Rodriquez on the same card. It’s a really interesting fight and one that will undoubtedly shake up the Featherweight division.

Frankie Edgar (21-5) is among the biggest stars in the UFC and enters this fight having won six of seven fights. He’s a former two-division champion and is always seemingly in title contention.  He defeated Jeremy Stephens in his last fight at UFC 205.

Yair Rodriguez (10-1) defeated BJ Penn in his last outing and enters this fight looking to climb the rankings in the Featherweight division.  He’s 6-0 inside of the UFC and is currently ranked 9th in the division.  A victory over Frankie Edgar would catapult him to the top of the division and into title contention.

UFC 211 takes place May 13th in Dallas, TX.  It’s headlined by UFC Heavyweight Title fight between Stipe Miocic and Junior Dos Santos.  The co-main event is  Joanna Jędrzejczyk defending her Strawweight title against Jessica Andrade.