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Frankie Edgar vs Brian Ortega full fight video preview for UFC 222 co-main event

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) will give top featherweight contender Brian Ortega the chance to steal Frankie Edgar’s 145-pound title shot when the promotion airs its UFC 222 pay-per-view (PPV) event later tonight (Sat., March 3, 2018) in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Edgar (22-5-1) was initially set to face current featherweight champion Max Holloway in the headlining spot before “Blessed” was bounced from the card with an unfortunate injury. “The Answer” vowed to stay on the card regardless, and thankfully “T-City” stepped up to face the former Lightweight champion on short notice.

Ortega (13-0, 1 NC) was last seen choking the life out of Cub Swanson at UFC Fight Night 123 back in December, picking up his thirteenth straight win. This fight will undoubtedly crown a No. 1 contender to Holloway’s strap, which means it’s a huge risk for Edgar, as he already had his title shot locked in the bag.

Check out their fight video preview above. will deliver LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire UFC 222 fight card TONIGHT (click here), starting with the Fight Pass “Prelims” matches online, which are scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. ET, then the remaining undercard balance on FOX Sports 1 at 8 p.m. ET, before the PPV main card start time at 10 p.m. ET.

To see who else is fighting at tonight’s big shebang, anchored by the Cris Cyborg vs. Yana Kunitskaya featherweight championship main event, check out the entire UFC 222 fight card and line up right here.

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