Frankie Edgar is looking lean and ready to make his UFC bantamweight debut on Fight Island.
The former lightweight champion, who challenged Max Holloway for the featherweight title last summer, will take on Pedro Munhoz on July 15 on Yas Island in the UAE.
Making the drop to 135lbs for the first time in his professional career at the age of 38 may seem like a tough task, but Edgar appears to be on course to make it safely.
Prior to heading out to Yas Island, manager Ali Abdelaziz shared an image of Edgar on his Twitter account and revealed he has just 10 pounds left to lose.
Standing at 146lbs, Edgar still has two weeks to cut the remaining ten pounds safely before stepping on the scales.
Despite spending almost the entirety of his fighting career up at lightweight, Edgar does not believe he will have a significant size advantage over his fellow contenders in the bantamweight division.
“Everything pretty similar,” Edgar told MMA Junkie. “I’ve been dieting since I got the call for the fight.
“So just eating clean and putting the right stuff in my body and being pretty precise and pretty strict in my diet. I feel great … and really good actually.
“When I was able to fight at 155 and 145, I didn’t have to eat the cleanest and kind of put whatever I want in me. Now, I’m forced to eat very clean, and I actually feel better.”
The New Jersey-native stands at 5ft 6ins and always relied on his explosive speed and athleticism to overwhelm opponents with his unique blend of boxing and wrestling.