UFC Fight Night: Munhoz vs. Edgar – Staff Predictions

Frankie Edgar raises his hands ahead of a featherweight title fight against Max Holloway. Credit: UFC, Zuffa

On August 22, former UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar (23-8-1) makes his bantamweight debut against Pedro Munhoz (18-4), who looks to rebound from a recent loss to top contender Aljamain Sterling (19-3).

The full main event, and MMA-Prospect’s staff predictions, are available below:

  • Frankie Edgar (23-8-1) vs. Pedro Munhoz (18-4) – lightweight main event
  • Mike Rodriguez (10-4) vs. Marcin Prachnio (13-4) – light heavyweight co-main event
  • Austin Hubbard (12-4) vs. Joe Solecki (9-2) – lightweight bout
  • Mariya Agapova (9-1) vs. Shana Dobson (3-4) – flyweight bout
  • Daniel Rodriguez (12-1) vs. Dwight Grant (10-2) – welterweight bout

NOTE: Austin Hubbard vs. Joe Solecki was not on the main card at prediction time.

Shawn Bitter, Contributor

Pedro Munhoz, Mike Rodriguez, Mariya Agapova, Daniel Rodriguez

“Agapova is my most confident,” wrote Bitter, “as she quite the high ceiling and Dobson isn’t UFC level.”

Ryan Fortune, Contributor

Pedro Munhoz, Mike Rodriguez, Mariya Agapova, Daniel Rodriguez

“Most Confident: Mariya Agapova,” wrote Fortune. “I would be really surprised to see Dodson get the win here. I think Agapova steamrolls Dodson to a first-round stoppage. I think she is just a level above Dobson.”

Sergio Pineiro, Contributor

Frankie Edgar, Mike Rodriguez, Mariya Agapova, Daniel Rodriguez

“Like everyone else, I think Agapova is a no brainer for lock of the evening,” wrote Pineiro. “Dobson has been far from impressive on her three-fight skid and is facing a very vicious Agapova who is more dangerous than all three of Dobson’s opponents in that skid.”

Joseph Shaw, Contributor

Pedro Munhoz, Mike Rodriguez, Mariya Agapova, Daniel Rodriguez

“Most confident: Mariya Agapova,” wrote Shaw. “I think she’s a great talent and she will have her way in this fight. I think she will finish Shana [Dobson] in round 1, TKO or submission.”

Joe McDonagh, Contributor

Frankie Edgar, Mike Rodriguez, Mariya Agopova, Daniel Rodriguez

“Most confident: Agapova. Going with the crowd here for good reason, Agopova is dominant,” wrote McDonagh. “Think we see an early stoppage to this one.”

Zain Bando, Contributor

Frankie Edgar, Mike Rodriguez, Mariya Agapova, Daniel Rodriguez

“Most confident: I am going with [Frankie] Edgar based on the fact that he has more experience and wants to take one last run at a championship,” wrote Bando.

Billy Nayden, Contributor

Pedro Munhoz, Mike Rodriguez, Mariya Agapova, Daniel Rodriguez

Nayden’s Most Confident prediction was Alonzo Menifield, whose bout with Ovince Saint Preux was nixed due to a positive COVID-19 test from Saint Preux.