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Edgar, the former lightweight champion, has won seven of his last eight bouts. He sits at No. 2 in the 145-pound rankings. He was originally scheduled to take on champion Max Holloway at UFC 222 but a leg injury forced Holloway out of the bout.
Edgar now faces No. 3 ranked Ortega in a fight that will likely determine the next title challenger in the featherweight division.
Be sure to follow along on MMAWeekly.com for full UFC 222: Cyborg vs. Kunitskaya live results and fight stats. Aside from Edgar vs. Ortega in the co-main event, Yana Kunitskaya will try to take the belt from featherweight champion Cris Cyborg in the UFC 222 headliner.