"The Answer" is part of the Gracie system under Ricardo Almeida in Hamilton, NJ. He defeated BJ Penn at UFC 112 becoming the UFC Lightweight Champion.
His first and only career loss came against Gray Maynard in 2008 at UFC 125. At UFC 136, Edgar got his revenge and defeated Maynard via KO at 3:54 of round 4 to retain the title. After a first round similar to their first fight, Edgar was able to close in on Maynard landing more shots, becoming the aggressor. He finished Maynard with a flurry of punches, starting with an uppercut that rocked Maynard. The fight was subsequently stopped resulting in a TKO for Edgar, earning Knockout of the Night honors.
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