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Frankie Edgar defeats Charles Oliveira via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 30-27)
Winless since October 2011, Frankie Edgar earned his way out of the losers column. It was the first time that Edgar has competed in a scheduled three-round match since 2010, and the former lightweight champion earned a clean sweep on two of the three scorecards.
MMA pundits knew that Oliveira's best chances of victory came in a ground battle, and the Brazilian seemed to agree. On multiple occasions, Oliveira pulled guard to test Edgar's ground skills.
In the final round, both fighters let it all hang out. Edgar landed powerful strikes that wobbled Oliveira, and "Do Bronx" returned the favor. Luckily for Edgar, it didn't appear that Oliveira had the killer instinct to swarm and finish with blood in the water.
This was not only a great win to get Frankie Edgar back on track, but it also illustrated the true potential of Charles Oliveira, who, at 23 years old, looks like he could grow into a monster.