After 15 years and more than eight hours of Octagon time, ‘The Answer’ walked away from combat sports. Delivering his swan song performance at the world-famous Madison Square Garden in New York City, Edgar squared off with Chris Gutierrez, a streaking lightweight looking to score the biggest win of his mixed martial arts career.
Gutierrez came out looking cool as a cucumber and significantly bigger than Edgar. Gutierrez feinted in the opening minutes, gauging Edgar’s actions in the early going. Guitierrez landed a solid outside leg kick followed by a jab that landed clean. As Edgar moves in, Gutierrez throws a flying knee that lands on the button, immediately knocking Edgar out in the opening round.
Official Result: Chris Gutierrez defeats Frankie Edgar via KO (flying knee) at 2:01 of Round 1