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10th Mar 2017

Frankie Edgar’s next fight is an absolute doozy

UFC 211 just keeps getting better and better

Sean McMahon

As if we needed another excuse to tune into what is expected to be an excellent event.

UFC 211 will take place in the American Airlines Centre in Dallas, Texas on May 13.

We have already been blessed with the news of a brilliant match-up between two men who have both been humbled by Conor McGregor, with Dustin Poirier and Eddie Alvarez set to face-off in a lightweight bout.

Of course, that’s not even mentioning the headline fight between Stipe Miocic and Junior Dos Santos for the heavyweight title.

Now it seems that former lightweight champion, Frankie Edgar, will face one of the most exciting prospects in the UFC featherweight division, in Yair Rodriguez.

The Mexican 24-year-old (10-1) is undefeated in the UFC since making his debut in the promotion back at UFC 180 in Mexico City.

He is currently ranked #8 in the UFC’s featherweight division and this upcoming bout with Edgar will surely determine whether the hype surrounding the fighter is justified.

The reaction on social media, of course, has been that of incredible excitement.

Though some were concerned about the step-up in class which the Mexican will face.

While others were just truly happy that such a brilliant fight is set to take place.

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