UFC Fight Night 166 in Raleigh, North Carolina on January 25th has a solid co-main event in the books with former UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar set to make his bantamweight debut against Cory Sandhagen.
After coming up short in his attempt to take the 145lb title from Max Holloway last time out, Edgar soon signalled an intention to drop down to 135lbs for the first time in his career, but he almost postponed that after Conor McGregor earmarked him as a potential next opponent.
However, it seems that hasn’t materialized into anything concrete in terms of a fight, with Donald Cerrone rumored to be next in line for McGregor instead, and so Edgar has now turned his focus back to his original plan.
As such, Edgar will now face rising bantamweight star Cory Sandhagen, who currently weilds a 12-1 professional record, including a perfect 5-0 run in the UFC to date since joining from the LFA in 2017.
Along the way Sandhagen has notched up notable wins over the likes of John Lineker, Iuri Alcantara and most recently Raphael Assuncao.
Edgar vs. Sandhagen joins a UFC fight Night 166 card that’s also expected to feature a heavyweight main event between Junior dos Santos and Curtis Blaydes.