Frankie Edgar and Cub Swanson are two of the finest featherweights in the world, and it is quite possible that the two top-five-ranked fighters will square off sometime in the near future.
Edgar picked up his first win since October of 2011 at UFC 162. He controlled the action against youngster Charles Oliveira and picked up the decision. Currently, Edgar sits at the No. 3 spot in the division. One more win should thrust him back in to a title fight.
Swanson is also eager for a title shot, and it makes sense after a five-fight win streak with four TKO/KO finishes. George Roop, Ross Pearson, Charles Oliveira, Dustin Poirier and Dennis Siver have all fallen to the rising featherweight, who comes in at No. 4 in the division. His last loss came at the hands of the No. 2-ranked Ricardo Lamas.
If Lamas is awarded the next title shot, Edgar vs. Swanson is the fight to make. It is a fan-friendly and divisionally important bout. This is how the potential title eliminator breaks down.