Munhoz was scheduled to co-headline UFC’s second show on Yas Island on July 15, welcoming former lightweight champion Frankie Edgar to the bantamweight division. It’s still unclear if the UFC will try to find a new opponent for “The Answer” on the same card.
Munhoz (18-4, 1 no-contest) was looking to get back on track after losing a decision to Aljamain Sterling in June 2019. The Brazilian 135-pounder went 7-2 in his last nine bouts under the UFC banner, including wins over Cody Garbrandt and Bryan Caraway.
Edgar (23-8-1) decided to cut extra 10 pounds to make the move to bantamweight following knockout defeats to Max Holloway and “The Korean Zombie” Chan Sung Jung last year. Edgar hasn’t won a bout since April 2018.