It's only one win, but Frankie Edgar's track record when he leaves the United States is a pretty good one.
The last time – and only time – Edgar fought outside the country, he upset BJ Penn to win the lightweight title at UFC 112 in Abu Dhabi. And according to news first reported by MMA Junkie, the champ very well could be headed overseas again. Word is Edgar will defend his title when the UFC returns to Japan in late February, and he is expected to do it against the Clay Guida-Ben Henderson winner.
That fight would give the UFC a title bout to hang its hat on for its first trip to Japan since UFC 29 in December 2000. UFC 144 is expected for Feb. 26 at the Saitama Super Arena, just north of Tokyo. Though the card would take place on Feb. 26 in Japan, the time difference would mean it will air as normal in the States on Feb. 25, a Saturday.
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