Ortega stayed busy with his jab from the get go, while Edgar, as per usual, came with a lot of movement. Later in the opening frame, Ortega cracked Edgar with a beautifully timed elbow, which wobbled the former lightweight champ.
Moments later, the featherweight sent Edgar to the deck with a massive, follow up punch. After Ortega landed a couple more punches, the fight was stopped. Edgar had never been finished until tonight.
Massive, massive win for Ortega.
Brian Ortega def. Frankie Edgar via KO (strikes) R1, 4:44
Sean O’Malley def. Andre Soukhamthath via unanimous decision (29-27, 29-27, 29-28)
Andrei Arlovski def. Stefan Struve via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
Ketlen Vieira def. Cat Zingano via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Mackenzie Dern def. Ashley Yoder via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Alexander Hernandez def. Beneil Dariush via KO (punch) R1, 0:42
John Dodson def. Pedro Munhoz via split decision (28-29, 30-27, 29-28)
C.B. Dollaway def. Hector Lombard via disqualification (punch after the horn) R1, 5:00
Zak Ottow def. Mike Pyle via TKO (strikes) R1, 2:34
Cody Stamann def. Bryan Caraway via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Jordan Johnson def. Adam Milstead via split decision (29-28, 27-30, 29-28)