Frank James Edgar (born October 16, 1981) is an American professional mixed martial artist, who competes as a Bantamweight in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), and is a former UFC lightweight champion. He holds notable victories over former world champions Sean Sherk, Hermes França, B.J. Penn (x3), Urijah Faber as well as top featherweight contenders Cub Swanson (x2) and Chad Mendes. As of December 24, 2020, he is #4 in the UFC bantamweight rankings
Edgar and his wife, Renee, were married ten days after UFC Fight Night 13. The couple have two sons—Francesco (born in January 2009) and Santino James (born in May 2010). They also have one daughter—Valentina (born in June 2014).Edgar is a resident of Toms River, New Jersey.Edgar was a featured fighter on True Life: I'm a Mixed Martial Artist leading up to his first fight with Maynard. Edgar appears in all three "UFC Undisputed" video games (2009, 2010, UFC Undisputed 3) and also EA Sports UFC, EA Sports UFC 2, EA Sports UFC 3 and EA Sports UFC 4.Edgar was featured as a ringside commentator for the third edition of Brave Combat Federation in Curitiba, Brazil.
Edgar was born and raised in Toms River, New Jersey, on October 16, 1981, to Mary (née Annese) and Frank Edgar. He wrestled at Toms River High School East, making it to the New Jersey state championship tournament on three occasions, placing second as a junior and fifth as a senior. He is the oldest of 3 children and went on to compete in the NHSCA Senior Nationals, placing second before he finished high school. Edgar continued wrestling at Clarion University of Pennsylvania, where he qualified for the nationals all four years there. He is also an assistant coach for the Rutgers University wrestling team. Edgar is of predominantly Italian descent, with an Italian-born mother, stepfather and paternal grandfather, but he also has some German ancestry on his biological father's side as well.
Movies & TV shows
UFC on ESPN 15: Munhoz vs. Edgar
UFC on ESPN: Munhoz vs. Edgar was a mixed martial arts event produced by the Ultimate Fighting Championship that took place on August 22, 2020 at the UFC APEX facility in Las Vegas, Nevada, United Sta...
UFC 240: Holloway vs. Edgar
UFC 240: Holloway vs. Edgar is an upcoming mixed martial arts event produced by the Ultimate Fighting Championship that is planned to take place on July 27, 2019 at Rogers Place in Edmonton, Alberta, ...
UFC Fight Night 165: Edgar vs The Korean Zombie
Frankie Edgar vs. Chan Sung Jung | Volkan Oezdemir vs. Aleksandar Rakic | Doo Ho Choi vs. Charles Jourdain | Da Un Jung vs. Mike Rodriguez | Jun Yong Park vs. Marc-Andre Barriault | Kyung Ho Kang...
UFC 222: Cyborg vs. Kunitskaya
UFC 222: Cyborg vs. Kunitskaya is a mixed martial arts event produced by the Ultimate Fighting Championship held on March 3, 2018, at the T-Mobile Arena in Paradise, Nevada, part of the Las Vegas metr...
One year after the events of "Kickboxer: Vengeance", Kurt Sloan has vowed never to return to Thailand. He was forced back into Thailand while preparing for a MMA title shot. The people want him to be ...
UFC Fight Night 128: Barboza vs. Lee
UFC Fight Night: Barboza vs. Lee (also known as UFC Fight Night 128) is a mixed martial arts event produced by the Ultimate Fighting Championship held on April 21, 2018, at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic ...
UFC 211: Miocic vs. dos Santos 2
UFC 211: Miocic vs. dos Santos 2 is a mixed martial arts event produced by the Ultimate Fighting Championship held on May 13, 2017 at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas.
UFC 205: Alvarez vs. McGregor - Prelims
The person vs. Jeremy Stephens had a fight with Khabib Nurmagomedov. Michael Johnson vs. Rashad Evans. Vicente Luque vs. Tim Kennedy. Belal Muhammad.
UFC 200: Tate vs. Nunes
UFC 200: Tate vs. Nunes is a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) held on July 9, 2016, at the T-Mobile Arena on the Las Vegas Strip in Paradise, Nevada.
2 Movies · 1 TV show
Dana White: Lookin' for a Fight
When Dana White took over the UFC in 2001, one of his first tasks was to find undiscovered talent to sign to the UFC. White hasn't scouted talent in person for over a decade - but with childhood frien...
The Ultimate Fighter 22 Finale
The Ultimate Fighter: Team McGregor vs. Team Faber (also known as The Ultimate Fighter 22 Finale) was a mixed martial arts event held on December 11, 2015 at The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan in Las Veg...
UFC Fight Night 66: Edgar vs. Faber
The UFC’s first visit to the Philippines on May 16 will have a main event fight fans have wanted to see for years, as former UFC world lightweight champion Frankie Edgar takes on former WEC featherwei...
The Ultimate Fighter 19 Finale
The Ultimate Fighter: Team Edgar vs. Team Penn Finale (also known as The Ultimate Fighter 19 Finale) was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship. It took place on July 6,...
UFC Fight Night 57: Edgar vs. Swanson
UFC Fight Night: Edgar vs. Swanson (also known as UFC Fight Night 57) was a mixed martial arts event held at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas, on November 22, 2014
UFC 162: Silva vs. Weidman
UFC 162: Silva vs Weidman was a mixed martial arts event on July 6, 2013 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
UFC 156: Aldo vs. Edgar
It's the first superfight of 2013, as UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo defends his title against former lightweight titleholder Frankie Edgar. UFC 156 also includes the heavyweight grudge match be...
UFC 144: Edgar vs. Henderson
UFC 144: Edgar vs. Henderson (also known as UFC Japan) is a mixed martial arts event by the Ultimate Fighting Championship on Sunday, February 26, 2012 JST at the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan...
UFC 150: Henderson vs. Edgar II
UFC 150: Henderson vs. Edgar II took place August 11, 2012 at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado.
UFC: Best of 2011
There were 30 matches in the Ultimate Fighting Championship from the year 2011. The encounter between Dan Henderson and Shogun Rua was one of the most memorable fights of the decade, and it was one of...
UFC 136: Edgar vs. Maynard III
UFC 136: Edgar vs. Maynard III was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship on October 8, 2011, at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. The event coincided with a two day ...
UFC 125: Resolution
UFC 125: Resolution was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship on January 1, 2011 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States.
UFC 112: Invincible
UFC 112: Invincible was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship on April 10, 2010, on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
UFC 118: Edgar vs. Penn 2
UFC 118: Edgar vs. Penn 2 was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship on August 28, 2010 at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts, United States.
The Ultimate Fighter 10 Finale
The Ultimate Fighter 10 Finale was a mixed martial arts event that was held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship on December 5, 2009. Featured was the final from The Ultimate Fighter: Heavyweights in...
UFC 98: Evans vs. Machida
With a combined record of 32-0-1, light heavyweight stars "Sugar" Rashad Evans and Lyoto "The Dragon" Machida have left a trail of destruction behind them that includes some of the greatest fighters i...
UFC Fight Night 14: Silva vs. Irvin
Features Anderson Silva going up in weight to fight James Irvin. This card was thought to be put together on short notice to contend with Affliction's pay-per-view premier. Also features future heavyw...
UFC Fight Night 13: Florian vs. Lauzon
UFC returns to Colorado and holds a long 3 hour fight night event. Features several lightweight bouts between future contenders and champions, including Gray Maynard and Frankie Edgar.
UFC 73: Stacked
UFC 73: Stacked was a mixed martial arts (MMA) event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). It took place on July 7, 2007 at the ARCO Arena in Sacramento, California and featured a total of...
UFC 78: Validation
UFC 78: Validation was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), that took place on November 17, 2007 at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. Validation was ...
UFC 67: All or Nothing
UFC 67: All or Nothing was a mixed martial arts event held by Ultimate Fighting Championship. The event was held Saturday, February 3, 2007 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on the Las Vegas Strip in ...
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