UFC officials are working towards finalizing a lightweight bout between Frankie Edgar and Matt Wiman for a planned “UFC Fight Night 16: UFC Fights for the Troops” event on Dec. 10 at Fort Bragg in Fayaetteville, N.C.
MMA Mania was the first to report the possible matchup on Tuesday but FiveOuncesOfPain.com was able to speak with Edgar on Wednesday who not only confirmed the matchup but indicated that he had just received his bout agreement.
Edgar last fought in a featured bout on July 19 during UFC Fight Night 14, where he recorded a unanimous decision victory over jiu-jitsu black belt Hermes Franca.
The win improved Edgar’s overall MMA record to 9-1 and his record in the UFC to 4-1. His lone career loss took place in the Octagon at UFC Fight Night 13 in April where Edgar dropped a unanimous decision to Gray Maynard. Prior to that fight he had begun his UFC career with a 3-0 record with wins over Tyson Griffin, Spencer Fisher, and Mark Bocek.
Wiman, a alum from the fifth season of “The Ultimate Fighter” reality television show on Spike TV, has been on a roll as of late and saw his profile in the UFC’s lightweight division increase greatly following a second round knockout over Thiago Tavares at UFC 85 in June.
Prior to appearing on TUF, Wiman had fought once before in the UFC, losing to Spencer Fisher at UFC 60. However, since appearing on the show he is 4-0 inside of the Octagon.