Biggest Winners & Losers From UFC Atlantic City

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Frankie Edgar

Fight fans and pundits alike shared their concern when Edgar’s rematch with Cub Swanson was booked just seven weeks out from Edgar’s first-ever knockout loss.

Edgar rebounded from that brutal loss to Brian Ortega with a workmanlike victory over Swanson, which naturally puts him in the winners circle. But while Edgar got the taste of that defeat out of his mouth, the performance was a bit tepid. Perhaps Edgar’s just a little gun-shy after his first knockout loss, but he definitely benefited from Swanson’s even more tepid performance.

While Edgar called for a title shot against Holloway following the win, he still needs another victory or two before completely putting that Ortega loss behind him. Perhaps a fight with Josh Emmett or Ricardo Lamas will build Edgar’s confidence and title aspirations back up to where they were prior to the Ortega loss.