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Former UFC lightweight champion and No.2 featherweight Frankie Edgar (21-5-1) will take on up-and-coming former TUFLA winner Yair Rodriguez (10-1-0) at UFC 211 in Dallas.

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Rodriguez, 24, dismantled UFC Hall-of-Famer B.J. Penn in his last fight at UFC Fight Night 103, while Edgar picked up a decision win over Jeremy Stephens at UFC 205.

It will be interesting to see if the 35-year-old Edgar’s grappling and speed can break down the high-flying Rodriguez, who is unbeaten in his six UFC bouts thus far.

UFC 211 is scheduled to take place May 13 at the American Airlines Center. Heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic defends in a rematch against Junior dos Santos in the main event.

The current card lineup is:

Stipe Miocic (16-2-0) vs Junior dos Santos (18-4-0)

Frankie Edgar (21-5-1) vs Yair Rodriguez (10-1-0)

Demian Maia (24-6-0) vs Jorge Masvidal (32-11-0)

Eddie Alvarez (28-5-0) vs Dustin Poirier (21-5-0)

Joanna Jedrzejczyk (13-0-0) vs Jessica Andrade (16-5-1)

David Branch (20-3-0) Krzysztof Jotko (19-1-0)

Jarjis Danho (6-1-1) vs Dmitry Poberezhets (24-5-1)

Gabriel Benitez (19-5-0) vs Enrique Barola (12-3-1)

Henry Cejudo (10-2-0) vs Sergio Pettis (15-2-0)

James Vick (10-1-0) vs Marco Polo Reyes (7-3-0)

Tickets go on sale to the general public March 24.


Kenai is a former Postmedia Network online news and sports editor. He is the Editor-in-Chief for MMA Crossfire.

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