You can now add top-ranked featherweights, Frankie Edgar and Jeremy Stephens to the UFC 205 card in New York. According to Brazilian news outlet Combate, the two fighters will battle it out at the Madison Square Garden Arena.
Edgar (20-5-1), who recently challenged Jose Aldo for the interim featherweight belt and lost a unanimous decision at UFC 200, is looking to get back in the win column. Prior to that, the former UFC lightweight champion was riding an impressive five-fight win streak with victories over Chad Mendes, Urijah Faber, Cub Swanson, B.J. Penn and Charles Oliveira. Edgar remains No. 2 in the UFC featherweight rankings, behind Jose Aldo and the champion, Conor McGregor.
His opponent, Stephens (25-12) is coming off a unanimous decision victory over former UFC bantamweight champion, Renan Barao, this past May at UFC Fight Night 88. Before that, Stephens suffered a unanimous decision loss to Max Holloway. The 30-year-old featherweight is 2-3 in his past five trips to the Octagon, and ranked No. 7 in the UFC's 145-pound rankings.
UFC 205 is set to take place on Nov. 12 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The main event of the card is yet to be announced, but several match-ups have been announced including: Rashad Evans vs. Tim Kennedy, Thiago Alves vs. Al Iaquinta, and Donald Cerrone vs. Kelvin Gastelum.