Former lightweight champion Frankie Edgar has reportedly put plans in motion for his bantamweight debut.
As reported by MMAFighting, Edgar has agreed to take on Pedro Munhoz at the 135 lbs limit at an upcoming UFC event on July 11th.
Edgar (23-8-1) had originally been scheduled to make his bantamweight bow in January of this year but a proposed bout with Cory Sandhagen fell through after ‘The Answer’ accepted a short notice featherweight bout against ‘The Korean Zombie’ Chan Sung Jung.
Edgar would lose his contest to Jung via first-round TKO, his third loss in his last four outings, seemingly bringing an end to his stint at featherweight which included a failed championship bid against Max Holloway.
Munhoz (18-4, 1 NC) similarly will also be looking to return to the win column come July after suffering a unanimous decision loss to Aljamain Sterling in June 2019. The Brazilian has gone 7-2 in his last nine fights inside the octagon, including a first-round KO win over former 135 lbs champion Cody Garbrandt.