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Frank Edgar vs. Hermes Franca

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Edgar and Franca exchanging punches.

The FightEdit

The first round began. They touched gloves. Edgar went for the takedown as Franca threw a kick and went down into Franca's full guard. Edgar landed a nice elbow from the top and then another. Edgar stood with Franca still on the ground, landing some kicks to Franca's lower body and landing some shots from the top before diving back down into full guard and landing a good elbow. Edgar stood once more and landed some more kicks to the lower body and shots from the top before going into full guard once more. Franca landed some shots from the bottom calmly. Franca had a big knot in the middle of his forehead at this point. Edgar landed a good elbow. Franca went for the armbar and got it. Edgar was in big trouble. Edgar escaped and began landing some shots from the top but Franca pulled guard once more. Edgar stood and landed some shots from the top, dived back down into full guard. Edgar stood and let Franca up. Franca landed a good knee as Edgar shot in. Edgar pushed forward and landed some good combinations. Franca landed a big right hand. Edgar got another takedown into full guard once more and landed another elbow. Franca had a mouse under his left eye. Edgar landed another pair of elbows. Twenty seconds remained. Edgar landed another pair of elbows. The first round ended.

The second round began. Franca landed a leg kick. Edgar landed an inside leg kick. Edgar pushed forward. Edgar landed a body kick. Edgar got the takedown as Franca threw a kick. Edgar threw an elbow from inside the full guard. Edgar stood and landed some shots from the top, dived back down into full guard. Edgar landed an elbow. Edgar landed some heavy, heavy ground-and-pound. Edgar threw another elbow and then another and some more ground-and-pound. Another elbow thrown by Edgar. Edgar stood and landed some kicks to the lower body. He dived into full guard once more. Edgar threw an elbow into Franca's face and then another and then another. Edgar stood once more, landed some kicks to the lower body, got Franca's back and began landing some more ground-and-pound. Franca rolled it back to full guard. Edgar threw an elbow, checked by Franca. Franca began looking for a triangle and ate an elbow. Fifty-five seconds remained. Edgar stood and they got to their feet. Franca looked exhausted. Edgar tried for the headkick. Edgar got the takedown into full guard. Franca's face was heavily swollen now. The second round ended.

The third round began. Edgar landed an uppercut. Franca landed a big uppercut. Edgar landed a body kick. Franca landed a big knee. Edgar got the takedown into full guard. Edgar tried for an elbow, checked by Franca. Edgar got Franca's back, landed a knee to the kidneys. Franca stood. Edgar landed a head kick. They clinched, Edgar landed a high body kick to Franca. Edgar got the sweep takedown into full guard. Edgar postured up. Franca tried for a triangle. Edgar avoided it instantly. Franca looked for a triangle and then an omoplata. They stood and Edgar landed a nice knee and then another in the clinch. Franca looked exhausted. They went back to the ground with Edgar landing knees to Franca's kidneys and midsection. They stood. Edgar got the takedown again into full guard. Another big elbow by Edgar and then another. Edgar stood and Franca went for a sweep. Edgar countered, got Franca's back, back to full guard by Franca. One minute now remained. Edgar landed an elbow. Edgar landed some ground-and-pound. They stood. Edgar landed a body kick. Franca tried a left hook and an uppercut. Franca landed a knee and Edgar was cut wide open. Edgar got the takedown into full guard. The fight ended.

The decision was unanimously 30-27, with the winner Frankie Edgar. The fighters hugged full-heartedly and shook hands good-naturedly.

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