Las Vegas, NV | Frankie Edgar shocked Chad Mendes with a beautiful left hook halfway through Round 1 that left the Team Alpha Male representative on the mat and ended his night early.
The Ultimate Fighter 22 Finale will held on December 11, 2015 at The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Frankie Edgar vs. Chad Mendes took place on the main card which aired on Fox Sports 1.
Edgar predictably came out looking for angles and pumping his jab. Mendes seemed to be content to sit back a bit and wait for Edgar to come to him. He was clearly trying to land the bigger blows when he did throw. Out of nowhere, Edgar darts in, lands a body shot and then goes upstairs with a perfect left hook that sent Mendes face first to the canvas! Frankie Edgar knocked out Chad Mendes only minutes into the opening round!
The finish came at 2:28 of Round 1.
Frankie Edgar improved his record to a highly impressive 20-4-1 and likely earned himself yet another title shot. Chad Mendes, on the other hand, has lost two in a row and falls to 17-4.
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— UFC (@ufc) December 12, 2015