Join us today (August 22nd) on Bloody Elbow for live results, discussion, round scoring, and play-by-play as UFC Fight Night: Munhoz vs. Edgar, aka UFC Vegas 7, aka UFC on ESPN 15, aka UFC: Cavalcade of Cancellations, goes down at UFC Apex in Vegas.
The headliner is a bantamweight bout between former lightweight champion Frankie Edgar against veteran contender Pedro Munhoz. In the co-main event, well honestly what even is the co-main event? It was Uriah Hall vs. Yoel Romero, then it was Ovince Saint Preux vs. Alonzo Menifield, but OSP just tested positive for COVID-19 so now it’s light heavyweights Marcin Prachnio and Mike Rodriguez getting co-main honors.
This is an ESPN and ESPN+ show on the main card. The four-fight preliminary card is scheduled to start at 6:30 PM ET/3:30 PM PT. The five-fight main card will kick off at 8:30 ET/5:30 PM PT on ESPN and ESPN+.
We are only doing play-by-play for the main event.
Main card (ESPN/ESPN+ at 8:30 p.m. ET)
Pedro Munhoz vs. Frankie Edgar
Round 1 - Munhoz misses on the right hand and stumbles after throwing a leg kick but regains his balance. Edgar threatens the knee tap and then Munhoz puts Edgar off balance with a leg kick. Good right hand by Edgar. Another leg kick by Munhoz. Another right hand by Edgar and a leg kick by Munhoz. Frankie’s right hand is looking sharp annd he is landing some good leather on Munhoz. Good right by Munhoz. Jab by Edgar connects. Big leg kick by Munhoz but Edggar counters upstairs and catches Pedro’s attention. Left hook by Munhoz catches Edgar on the end of the punch. Quick combo by Edgar ending in an uppercut. Edgar with a jab and a right hand and Edgar might be buzzed. Edgar responds with a 1-2. Herb Dean calls time as Edgar had spit out his mouthpiece. Another right by Munhoz but Edgar continues to get him with the combination punching. Left hook by Munhoz and a calf kick by the Brazilian. Three punches score for Munhoz but Edgar took them well. Stiff jab by Munhoz. Body kick by Munhoz. Nice left hook by Edgar. Lunging left by Munhoz. Good action in this opening round. Edgar with a right at the horn. 10-9 Munhoz.
Round 2 - First shot by Edgar is stuffed by Munhoz. Big right hand by Edgar and Munhoz felt that. Next takedown by Edgar is denied. They’re going shot for shot in the pocket. Munhoz is bleeding on the left side of his face. Big knee and a right hand by Munhoz. Pedro winding up big shots. Edgar more economical and he digs into the body. Takedown by Edgar but Munhoz had the guillotine briefly and scrambles to his feet. Right hand gets in for Munhoz. Jab by Munhoz. Quick jab-uppercut combo by Edgar. Right hand clubs Edgar’s face. Spinning back kick to the body by Edgar and then he shoots in again but Munhoz stops it. Edgar again getting into the pocket and landing. Both men land power shots in close quarters. Edgar gets hit in the balls and the round ends. 19-19.
Round 3 - Leg kick and a jab by Munhoz and a straight right plus a left hook. More pressuring footwork from Munhoz. Clean right hand by Edgar. Big body kick by Munhoz. Second body kick by Pedro. Edgar answers with one of his own. Munhoz really going after the body more. Jab scores for Munhoz twice. Leg kick by Munhoz and again before an Edgar left hook. Munhoz really pouring it on but Edgar cracks him with a hard left hook! Body shot by Edgar and Munhoz adds up the kicks. Edgar may be limping. He eats a hard jab. Sweet right hand by Edgar. Left hook lands in close for Munhoz. Brutal leg kick by Munhoz. Counter right by Edgar. A couple of body kicks by Munhoz. This should be a Munhoz round. 29-28 Munhoz.
Round 4 - Munhoz’s leg kick is timed well and Edgar gets a takedown but Pedro does a phenomenal job getting back up. Munhoz with that jab once more. Left hook and a right hand make Edgar backtrack. Leg kick lands for Munhoz. Two more body kicks for Munhoz but a good left hook by Edgar. Munhoz responds with the double jab. Edgar jabs with him. Neat combo by Edgar upstairs. Beautiful right hand by Munhoz rocks Edgar’s head. He follows up with another leg kick. Sniping left hand by the former lightweight champion. Edgar just avoids a head kick. Gorgeous counter right by Munhoz. Frankie is landing but Munhoz is walking through his shots and he goes to the body again. Jab and leg kick by Munhoz. These leg kicks and body kicks by Munhoz are not letting up. Edgar pushes forward and connects on a right cross. Solid right hand by Munhoz and a leg kick. Edgar is now cut on the left side of his face. Big right by Munhoz and the round is over. 39-37 Munhoz.
Round 5 - Munhoz keeps up the pressure but misses on the head kick. More sterling takedown defense by Munhoz. Left hand upstairs for Edgar. Big shots land for both men and I think Edgar got the better of that exchange. Leg kick and body kick by Munhoz. Right hand over the top by Edgar. Huge right from Edgar but Munhoz just keeps coming forward and looking unfazed. Spinning backfist by Edgar is blocked. Munhoz goes on the attack but Edgar dodges most of those shots. Wicked body shot by Munhoz. Jab by Munhoz. Uppercut sneaks in for Edgar. Left hook catches Edgar pretty hard, as does a right hand. Munhoz starting to turn it up and he lands a jab. Right hand by Edgar catches Munhoz quite well! Final minute to go. Munhoz getting in some good power shots. Right hand again for Edgar and a body kick by Munhoz. Righ hand, leg kick, and a missed spinning kick by Pedro to end this one. 49-46 Munhoz.
Official result: Frankie Edgar def. Pedro Munhoz by split decision (48-47 Edgar, 49-46 Munhoz, 48-47 Edgar)
Mike Rodriguez def. Marcin Prachnio by KO (elbow and punches) at 2:17 of round 1
Joe Solecki def. Austin Hubbard by submission (face crank) at 3:51 of round 1
Shana Dobson def. Mariya Agapova by TKO (strikes) at 1:38 of round 2
Daniel Rodriguez def. Dwight Grant by TKO (punches) at 2:24 of round 1
Preliminary Card (ESPN+ at 6:30 p.m. ET)
Amanda Lemos def. Mizuki Inoue by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
Jordan Wright def. Ike Villanueva by TKO (doctor’s stoppage) at 1:31 of round 1
Matthew Semelsberger def. Carlton Minus by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 29-28)
Trevin Jones def. Timur Valiev by TKO (punches) at 1:59 of round 2