Spencer “The King” Fisher will return to the octagon in November to take on Frank Edgar at UFC 78.
Fisher was to fight this month at UFC Fight Night 11 against Din Thomas but was forced to withdraw from the fight due to a staph infection. He holds a very impressive 20-3 record and is regarded as one of the top lightweight fighters in the UFC. Fisher lost to Hermes Franca in January but rebounded by defeating Sam Stout at UFC Fight Night 10 in June.
Edgar is undefeated in his MMA career with 7 wins. After 5 consecutive wins outside of the UFC Edgar made his octagon debut at UFC 67 defeating Tyson Griffin via unanimous decision. He returned to the UFC in July defeating Mark Bocek by TKO. Edgar is considered a rising fighter in the lightweight division but needs wins over other top talent before being considered a legitimate contender. A win over Fisher and another win in early 2008 could set Edgar up for a chance at the lightweight title sometime next year.