Tape rankings @ Bantamweight
Who won Sandhagen vs Edgar?
Cory Sandhagen beat Frankie Edgar by , during the co-main event of UFC Vegas 18, on Saturday 6th February 2021 at UFC APEX in Las Vegas.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Cory Sandhagen.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Bantamweight division, which meant the weight limit was 135 pounds (9.6 stone or 61.2 KG).
Sandhagen vs Edgar stats
Cory Sandhagen stepped into the ring with a record of 13 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, 5 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 3 by submission.
Frankie Edgar made his way to the ring with a record of 24 wins, 8 loses and 1 draw, with 7 of those wins by knock out and 4 by submission.
The stats suggested Sandhagen had a slight advantage in power over Edgar, with a 38% knock out percentage over Edgar's 29%.
Cory Sandhagen was the younger man by 10 years, at 30 years old.
Sandhagen had a height advantage of 5 inches over Edgar. That also extended to a 2-inch reach advantage.
Sandhagen was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 18 less fights, and made his debut in 2015, 9 year and 10 months later than Edgar, whose first professional fight was in 2005. He had fought 67 less professional rounds, 41 to Edgar's 108.
Sandhagen vs Edgar form
Frankie Edgar had beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had won against Pedro Munhoz at UFC Vegas 7 on 22nd August 2020 by split decision in their 5 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Chan Sung Jung at UFC on ESPN+ 23 on 21st December 2019 by knockout in the 1st round at Sajik Arena, Busan, South Korea.
Going into that contest, he had lost to Max Holloway at UFC 240 on 27th July 2019 by unanimous decision in their UFC Featherweight championship fight at Rogers Place, Edmonton, Canada.
Before that, he had won against Cub Swanson at UFC Fight Night 128 on 21st April 2018 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, United States.
He had been beaten by Brian Ortega at UFC 222 on 3rd March 2018 by knockout in the 1st round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
Sandhagen's last 3 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 1 month and 24 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year and 18 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 6 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2 rounds on average.
Edgar's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 3 months and 17 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 10 months and 10 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 15 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3 rounds on average.