Frank James Edgar (born October 16, 1981) is an American mixed martial artist who competes as a Featherweight in the Ultimate Fighting Championship and is a former UFC Lightweight Champion.He holds notable victories over former world champions Sean Sherk, Hermes França, B. Penn (x3), Urijah Faber as well as top featherweight contender Chad Mendes.In the first round of the bout, Maynard dropped Edgar multiple times, but Edgar would survive.His fight with Maynard marks the third time in UFC history that a championship fight ended as a draw.The scores were 50–45, 49–46 and 48–47, all for Edgar.The unanimous decision win awarded him the UFC Lightweight Championship.Edgar is the oldest of 3 children, Edgar went on to compete in the NHSCA Senior Nationals and placed second before he finished high school.
Edgar was expected to face Kurt Pellegrino on December 5, 2009 on The Ultimate Fighter 10 finale, After being on the defensive for most of the first round, Edgar became the aggressor in the second round by punishing Veach with strikes, Ultimately knocking Veach down with a straight right, Edgar then proceeded to take Veach's back and finishing him with a rear naked choke at into the second round.
Edgar was then scheduled to fight Gray Maynard for the third time The bout with Aldo was rescheduled for UFC 156, where Edgar lost to Aldo via unanimous decision (46-49, 46-49, 47-48).
Both men earned Fight of the Night honors for their performances.
Edgar's next title defense was against Gray Maynard, the only man to have defeated Edgar, in a rematch from UFC Fight Night: Florian vs. Maynard earned the #1 contender spot at UFC 118 with a win over Kenny Florian.
The bout took place on January 1, 2011 at UFC 125, with the fight ending in a draw (judges scorecards: 48–46 Maynard, 48–46 Edgar, 47–47).
Edgar defeated Penn via unanimous decision to retain the UFC Lightweight Championship, this time with no controversy after taking Penn down multiple times and out-striking him throughout all five rounds.