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Munhoz (18-4, 1 NC) and Edgar (23-8-1) were scheduled to fight on July 15 at a “Fight Island” show, but the bantamweight bout was postponed when Munhoz tested positive for COVID-19. On Saturday, officials announced that the bout has been re-booked for the UFC 252 pay-per-view that takes place on Aug. 15 at UFC APEX in Las Vegas.
Munhoz is coming off of a unanimous decision loss to Aljamain Sterling, a setback that snapped a three-fight losing streak. Prior to that, Munhoz had won consecutive bouts against Cody Garbrandt, Bryan Caraway, and Brett Johns.
Edgar seeks his first win since April 2018 as well as his first win at 135 pounds. “The Answer” previously competed at 145 and 155 pounds, holding the UFC lightweight title from April 2010 to February 2012. He has lost two straight fights and three of his last four.
See the updated lineup below (bout order to be determined):