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UFC 268: Frankie Edgar returns to face Marlon Vera

Frankie Edgar will return at UFC 268 to take on Marlon Vera at Madison Square Garden in New York, according to a tweet by ESPN and an Edgar Instagram post.

Edgar (24-9-1), 39, will be 40 years old by the time the bout takes place, which is Nov. 6. He will be looking to atone for the stunning 28-second flying knee loss to Corey Sandhagen and protect his No. 8 bantamweight ranking.

Meanwhile, Vera (17-7-1), 28, has won two of his last three fights and can break into the top 10 with a big win. He is currently No. 13 in the division.

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The UFC has not yet officially confirmed the bout.

UFC 268 is scheduled for Nov. 6 at Madison Square Garden. Current bouts include:

KAMARU USMAN (19-1-0) VS. #1 COLBY COVINGTON (16-2-0)

#8 FRANKIE EDGAR (24-9-1) VS. #13 MARLON VERA (17-7-1)

#4 MICHAEL CHANDLER (22-6-0) VS. #2 JUSTIN GAETHJE (22-3-0)

#11 EDMEN SHAHBAZYAN (11-2-0) VS.  NASSOURDINE IMAVOV (10-3-0)

LUKE ROCKHOLD (16-5-0) VS. #8 SEAN STRICKLAND (24-3-0)

More bouts are expected to be announced.

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

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