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UFC Fight Night 57 breaks records but more to come

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Frankie Edgar put himself into the UFC record books as he beat Cub Swanson at UFC 57, in Austin, Texas.

Edgar secured the latest finish in UFC history as he put away Swanson via submission with just four seconds remaining in their five round fight.

That finish has put Edgar as one of the two top contenders for a shot at Jose Aldo - with only Conor McGregor in his way.

Stopping Swanson's streak

Swanson had been on a run of six successive wins coming into the fight and that head of steam saw this fight as an unofficial number one contender's bout.

Edgar has just won two before this as he was recovering from back-to-back losses against Benson Henderson (when Edgar was still a Lightweight fighter) and then a loss to Jose Aldo for the Featherweight title as well.

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Now, with a TKO, Submission and decision victory under his belt - Edgar looks to be showing himself as part of a complete package,

A rematch with Aldo seems likely but he'll have to up his game if he's to match the output of Aldo, who looked sensational in his last fight with Mendes.

Barboza beats down Bobby

Edson Barboza bought a screeching halt to Bobby Green's eight fight winning streak, and possibly delayed his career.

Barboza was unrelenting on Green, who has faced a myriad of personal problems, and won via unanimous decision as he looks to rebuild himself amongst the stacked lightweight division - after a loss to Donald Cerrone earlier this year.

Chico pips Pickett in split decision

Chico Camas landed perhaps the biggest win of his career as he topped Brad Pickett via split decision.

Both fighters were coming into the bout on decision losses but Pickett was still the favourite coming into the fight but he didn't do enough to swing a majority vote.

For Camas, it will pilot him into the UFC rankings, the top 15 at least, possibly the top 10 overall and he'll look to climb even higher next year.

Overall, it was an entertaining night for the UFC and while the finishes weren't there so much on the main card, there was still plenty of intense action as the UFC winds down for the year.

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Frankie Edgar
Jose Aldo
Conor McGregor
UFC

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