UFC 211 results: Frankie Edgar mauls Yair Rodriguez

Recent scale controversy got a shout-out as Frankie Edgar weighed in ahead of UFC 211

Recent scale controversy got a shout-out as Frankie Edgar weighed in ahead of UFC 211

Rodriguez now bleeding from a cut and with a rapidly swelling left eye as the round comes to a close.

From the outset, Edgar used his wrestling to gain an advantage against Rodriguez.

Edgar takes the center of the Octagon and in the first exchange of punches it's he who manages to find a home for a couple. He continued the formula through the remainder of the round, leaving Rodriguez's left eye almost swollen shut after the first stanza.

Successful with one of his three takedown attempts, Edgar landed 39 of his 54 strike attempts, as opposed to 21 from Rodriguez. Some nice elbows from Edgar land and Rodriguez continues to try and push him off but is unsuccessful. As long as he can continues to swat away rising talents like Rodriguez, the veteran should get one more title shot before it's all said and done. Edgar started the fight with 1916 total strikes and added 93 total strikes to his impressive total, but he's still a good way from the top spot.

However, this time Rodriguez goes for a leg lock and puts Edgar in some danger.

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Despite giving up size and reach to his opponent, Edgar showed no fear getting right in his face as soon as the fight started before landing a stinging right hand that rattled Rodriguez.

Edgar earns the TKO victory while reminding the world that he's still an elite featherweight as Rodriguez looks to regroup following his first loss in the UFC. Edgar into a takedown attempt and at the second attempt he lands it.

The doctor is looking carefully at Rodriguez's left eye inbetween rounds.

After two Edgar-dominated rounds, the referee called a halt to the fight in between the second and third rounds, saving Rodriguez from any further damage. He moved back to his knees and dropped an assortment of elbows, hammerfists, and punches.

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