Originally posted on CBS Dallas / Fort Worth:
DALLAS (CBSDFW) – Two years ago, Frankie Edgar had one lone defeat in The UFC, and yet hardly anyone was giving him a chance to defeat B.J. Penn for the lightweight title.
Weighing a natural 155 pounds, Edgar had always been undersized even as a lightweight.
That night in Abu Dhabi, Edgar defeated Penn, took his belt, and for good measure beat him again even more decisively in a rematch four months later. Frankie would then go on to hold the UFC lightweight title for two years, retaining the belt twice more in a pair of thrilling fights against Gray Maynard, before losing his title to Benson Henderson this past February in a five round unanimous decision.