The Las Vegas-based promotion announced the pairing on Thursday.
UFC 211 takes place at American Airlines Arena in Dallas on May 13
and is headlined by a heavyweight championship clash between
Miocic and Junior dos
After a successful run at 155 pounds, Edgar moved to featherweight
in 2013, losing to champion Jose Aldo in
his first bout in the new weight class at UFC 156. Since then, “The
Answer” has won six of seven in the Octagon, with his only defeat
coming to Aldo in an interim 145-pound title bout at UFC 200.
One of the sport’s top young talents, Rodriguez will enter the
matchup with Edgar on an eight-fight winning streak, a run that
includes six Octagon appearances. In his last outing, “Pantera”
Penn via technical knockout 24 seconds into the second round of
the UFC Fight Night 103 headliner.