This is the UFC 162 live blog for Frankie Edgar vs. Charles Oliveira, a featherweight bout at Saturday night’s UFC event at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
Edgar, who is 1-3-1 in his past five fights, will face Oliveira, who is 2-2 (with one no-contest) in his past five fights, on the main card.
Check out the UFC 162 live blog below.
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Round 1: Referee Yves Lavigne oversees this featherweight contest. First non-title bout for Franke Edgar since 2009. Both fighters come out hot. Edgar nails Oliveira with a right hand then tosses him to the mat. Furious pace here. Oliveira scrambles out. Edgar cracks Oliveira with another right. Edgar dumps Oliveira to his back, landing in full guard. Oliveira rolls for a leglock. Edgar wants no part of it and stands. Edgar unloads a right hand followed by a left hook. Oliveira answers with a knee. Left hook connects for Edgar. Oliveira staying tight. Edgar eats a right hand then powers Oliveira to the canvas. Oliveira pops back to his feet and eats a left for his troubles. Oliveira ties up and trips Edgar down, but Edgar reverses and stands. Oliveira follows. Wild round so far. Edgar’s nose is bloodied. Edgar pumps his jab. Oliveira rushes inside but winds up on his back. Edgar trying to posture up from top position, but he can’t get anything going. MMA Fighting scores the round 10-9 Edgar.
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