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Cory Sandhagen to Fight Frankie Edgar on Feb. 6 at an Unnamed UFC Event

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The UFC has given Cory Sandhagen and Frankie Edgar another chance to square off on 6 February.

ESPN first reported the bout. However, there is yet to be confirmation of where the fight is to be held. Although it is likely that it will take place in Abu Dhabi, at Fight Island, as Dana White said weeks ago that UFC 257 on Jan. 23 will probably be held there.

Cory Sandhagen vs Frankie Edgar

Cory Sandhagen and Frankie Edgar were originally scheduled to fight at the start of 2020 for the former Lightweight Champion’s debut in the bantamweight division at UFC Raleigh. However, Edgar was moved to fill in as a replacement for the injured Brian Ortega to face ‘The Korean Zombie’ Chan Sung Jung in the main event at UFC Busan, in South Korea in December 2019.

The Bantamweight contenders have both suffered losses since they were scheduled to fight; Edgar losing to Chan Sung Jung by TKO in R1, and Sandhangen losing to Aljamain Sterling by rear-naked choke in R1 in June at UFC 250.

Since then, both have had wins against top-level bantamweights, most impressively Cory Sandhagen, who stopped Marlon Moraes with a spinning wheel kick and ground and pound in October, while Edgar defeated Pedro Munhoz by split decision in August.

Both fighters are closing in at a title shot against the winner of Peter Yan and Aljamain Sterling, but the fight is yet to be rescheduled since the cancellation of their fight at UFC 256, earlier this month. If Frankie Edgar were to gain a title shot from a victory over Cory Sandhagen it would be the third weight class he will have fought for a title in the UFC.

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Hi, I'm Ruaraidh Gilmour. I have just finished four years at Edinburgh Napier University, graduating with a First Class BA (Hons) degree in Journalism. I have a keen interest in digital media, particularly relating to current and future funding models that support the medium. I completed my dissertation on the digital media marketplace in Scotland, analysing current models of funding and assessing new ways to support digital journalism in the future. This achieved the highest mark in my year, receiving the Clements' Family Prize for Journalism.

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