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UFC On ESPN 15: Munhoz vs Edgar 08/22/2020 Picks, Predictions and Previews

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UFC On ESPN 15 Munhoz vs Edgar 08-22-2020 Picks Predictions and Previews

UFC On ESPN 15: Munhoz vs Edgar 08/22/2020 – The Ultimate Fighting Championship is holding their third fight card in the month of August with UFC on ESPN 15 that is slated to happen on Saturday, the 22nd. This event will be held at the closed doors of the UFC Apex located in Las Vegas, Nevada in the USA. Fans are still not allowed to watch live but they can catch the live stream through Pay Per View and UFC Fight Pass. The biggest draw of this fight card is a bantamweight bout featuring two top contenders gunning to come in closer to a title shot. Pedro Munhoz is ranked as the fifth-best bantamweight and he will look to increase his ranking against veteran Frankie Edgar who will go down in weight. According to UFC Fight Odds, the natural bantamweight Pedro Munoz carries the advantage over Frankie Edgar.

UFC On ESPN 15: Munhoz vs Edgar 08/22/2020

When: Saturday, August 22, 8:30 PM ET
Where: UFC Apex, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
TV: Pay Per View
Stream: UFC Fight Pass

UFC On ESPN 15: Munhoz vs Edgar 08/22/2020 Odds

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Fighter Odds Fighter Odds
Pedro Munhoz -275 Frankie Edgar +215

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Pedro Munhoz

Pedro Munhoz is known as “The Young Punisher” and this 33-year-old bantamweight came from Sao Paulo, Brazil. He stands at five-foot-six and trains at the famous American Top Team. His current record now stands at 18-3 with eight victories earned through submissions. Munhoz has been in the UFC since February 2014. His career started on the wrong foot and secured only one win in his first four matches. He eventually got his groove winning four straight matches after that before falling to John Dodson in UFC 222. He went on to a three-fight winning streak. The fighter took down Bret Johns, Bryan Caraway and Cody Garbrandt. Munhoz’s last match was a loss in UFC 238 as the judges favored Aljamain Sterling to win over him.

Frankie Edgar

Frankie Edgar is a UFC veteran at 38-years-old and he is known as “The Answer” inside the cage. He hails from Toms River in New Jersey, USA and polishes his skills at the Ricardo Almeida Jiu-Jitsu fight stable. Edgar now has a 23-8 professional fighting record with 12 wins earned from the judges’ decision.  He has been fighting in the UFC since 2007 and once held the UFC Lightweight Championship for 687 days back in 2010. He is now on the tail end of his career and coming from two consecutive losses. The first one was against Max Holloway in UFC 240 and the latest was back in December 2019 against the Korean Zombie where he was knocked out in the first round.

Munhoz vs Edgar Betting Numbers

Munhoz
Edgar
Record 18-4-0 22-8-1
Last Fight Loss Loss
Country Brazil United States
Height 5’6″ 5’6″
Weight (lbs) 135 145
Reach (inches) 65″ 68″
Win by KO/TKO 22% 30%
Win by Submission 50% 17%
Decisions 28% 52%
Strikes landed per minute 5.29 3.6
Striking accuracy 42% 40%
Striking absorbed per minute 6.17 2.48
Striking defense 57% 68%
Takedown average 0.92 2.34
Takedown accuracy 21% 31%
Takedown defense 81% 65%
Submission average 1.1 0.3

Munhoz vs Edgar Betting Picks

Frankie Edgar has been hanging on to his career as long as he can and experimenting on different weight categories. Still, Top Online Sportsbook will be putting their faith in the natural bantamweight Pedro Munhoz to make a comeback. Expect this match to go the extra mile and will be decided by the judges.