Frankie Edgar vs. Cub Swanson Fight Announced for UFC Fight Night Atlantic City

Kyle Newport@@KyleNewportFeatured ColumnistMarch 22, 2018

AUSTIN, TX - NOVEMBER 21:  (L-R) Opponents Frankie Edgar and Cub Swanson face off during the UFC weigh-in at The Frank Erwin Center on November 21, 2014 in Austin, Texas.  (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Getty Images

It's official: The rematch is on.

On Wednesday, the UFC announced Frankie Edgar and Cub Swanson would once again square off in the Octagon at UFC Fight Night in Atlantic City on April 21:

Back at UFC Fight Night Austin in November 2014, Edgar defeated Swanson via submission in five rounds.

Since then, both fighters have had quite a bit of success. They have both piled up 4-2 records since that fight, with Cub winning four of his last five. Only Edgar has an official UFC fight this year, suffering the first knockout of his career at the hands of Brian Ortega at UFC 222.

As if a rematch wasn't intriguing enough, having both combatants coming off losses in their most recent fights only adds to the intensity.

UFC fans now have one month to get ready for the next chapter of Edgar (21-6-1) vs. Cub (25-8-0).

Related

    Report: McGregor Nearing Plea Deal in Bus Attack Case

    MMA logo
    MMA

    Report: McGregor Nearing Plea Deal in Bus Attack Case

    Adam Wells
    via Bleacher Report

    Salikhov Flagged for Potential USADA Violation

    MMA logo
    MMA

    Salikhov Flagged for Potential USADA Violation

    Bloody Elbow
    via Bloody Elbow

    Tate: Nunes Could Be the One to Beat Cyborg

    MMA logo
    MMA

    Tate: Nunes Could Be the One to Beat Cyborg

    Bloody Elbow
    via Bloody Elbow

    Fighter Levels Opponent with Head Kick in 78 Seconds

    MMA logo
    MMA

    Fighter Levels Opponent with Head Kick in 78 Seconds

    Nathan McCarter
    via Bleacher Report