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Frankie Edgar Earns UFC Lightweight Title Shot Against BJ Penn, Aimed For UFC 112 On April 10

In recent interview, UFC President Dana White announced Frankie ‘The Answer’ Edgar is the next UFC lightweight title contender to face current champion BJ Penn.  After a disappointing performance by Gray Maynard at UFC Fight Night 20 against Nate Diaz, White felt that Maynard was not yet ready for a title shot.

Edgar has won three consecutive bouts including a recent submission win over Matt Veach at The Ultimate Fighter 10 Finale in December.  The New Jersey fighter will be preparing for his first-ever UFC title fight that will most likely be scheduled for UFC 112 in Abu Dhabi.  The April 10 fight card is already taking shape with a confirmed main event bout between current middleweight champion Anderson ‘The Spider’ Silva and Vitor ‘The Phenom’ Belfort.

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