Faber (32-7) has fought at 135 pounds since 2010, coming down from 145 pounds. In that time, “The California Kid” fought for the division title three times (one interim and two official), coming up short in all three outings.
The Edgar bout comes off the heals of two consecutive wins. It is his first featherweight bout since losing to Jose Aldo in a bid for the divisional title at WEC 48, a belt Faber held from 2006 to 2008.
Edgar (18-4-1) is a former UFC lightweight champion. Since coming down to featherweight, Edgar has gone 3-1 with his only loss coming to Aldo, still the 145-pound champ.
UFC Fight Night Manila is scheduled to take place at the SM MOA Arena in the country’s capital city.
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