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Biggest Winners and Losers from UFC Fight Night 66

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UFC Fight Night: Edgar vs. Faber (UFC Fight Night 66) was live from the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay, Philippines on May 16, 2015.

The main event was a long anticipated match-up between two of the biggest names in the history of lighter weight divisions as Frankie ‘The Answer’ Edgar took on ‘The California Kid’ Urijah Faber in a 5-round featherweight showdown.

Just like at every event, UFC Fight Night 66 saw a bunch of fighters take a big step forward in their MMA career, whereas others were less fortunate and had to take a step back. With that being said, check out our biggest winners and losers from UFC Fight Night 66 below.

Winners:

(Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC)

(Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC)

Frankie Edgar:

Frankie Edgar took on Urijah Faber at UFC Fight Night 66 and once again, Edgar put on a fantastic performance. It seems as if Edgar has not lost a single round in years and at UFC Fight Night 66 that remained to be true. Although it was fairly competitive and more than some may have expected, Edgar was able to pick up the unanimous decision victory without losing a round on any of the judges scorecards. Edgar has now won four straight fights and has done so in impressive fashion and certainly deserves the title shot that he has been campaigning for, for a long time.

 

(Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC)

(Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC)

Mark Muñoz:

Mark Muñoz already knew beforehand, that UFC Fight Night 66 would be the last time that he would enter the octagon. ‘The Filipino Wrecking Machine’ was set to take on Luke Barnatt. It could not have gone any better for the 37-year-old. Muñoz was able to pick up the unanimous decision victory in impressive fashion. It was as close to a storybook ending as there is in MMA and Muñoz will ride into the sunset with one last great moment for his MMA career.

 

Losers:

(Donald Miralle/Zuffa LLC)

(Donald Miralle/Zuffa LLC)

Costas Philippou:

Costas Philippou took on Gegard Mousasi at UFC Fight Night 66 and was pretty much shutout and had very little offense to offer. Philippou ultimately lost the fight via unanimous decision. Philippou has only one win since 2012 and has yet to pick up a victory over a ranked opponent in his UFC career. The Cypriot will surely be in a must win situation his next time out.

(Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC)

(Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC)

Luke Barnatt:

Luke Barnatt took on Mark Muñoz at UFC Fight Night 66 and was beat handily. Barnatt was thought to have a lot of potential coming off of ‘TUF 17’ and lived up to the hype with three straight wins to open up his UFC career, but things have been rough as of late. ‘Bigslow’ has lost his last three fights and his performance at UFC Fight Night 66 was his worst to date. Barnatt is now 3-3 in the UFC and likely will have another opportunity in the promotion, but his UFC career is hanging by a thread.

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