Rory MacDonald Has a New EDGE In The Cage

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Rory MacDonald Has a New EDGE In The Cage

SHELTON, CT. (Daniel Johnson, Missouri Sports Magazine) – On Monday, the makers of Edge® Shave Gel and the Ultimate Fighting Championship® (UFC®) announced  “Team Edge 2012,” year two of a commitment to identify rising stars in the sport and provide the chance for one of them to become an official spokesman for Edge. With the mentorship and coaching of UFC Champion Dominick Cruz, four UFC fighters on the rise will compete for the public’s support to propel them into the spotlight as the next face of “Team Edge.” Last year, Edge helped Team Edge winner Chad Mendes go from underdog to top contender in the UFC. This year, Edge is again looking to give guys the tools they need to rule the Octagon®.

This year’s collection of the UFC’s most promising up-and-comers will be mentored by Cruz as they prepare to achieve their dreams of becoming dominant UFC forces. Competing for a year-long Edge sponsorship, the following fighters will go head to head for the lead in the “Team Edge” contest:

  1. Rory MacDonald – One of the UFC’s youngest fighters, MacDonald (13-1) has finished six opponents via submission and another five via TKO/KO
  2. Chris Weidman – A top middleweight prospect, Weidman is a two-time Division 1, All-American Wrestler with 100 percent total takedowns avoided
  3. John Dodson – Known for his speed, Dodson is the first Bantamweight winner of The Ultimate Fighter®competition
  4. Joseph Benavidez –  Red hot favorite to become the historic first ever UFC Flyweight champion after knocking out Yasuhiro Urushitani earlier this year

“No matter who you are in this sport, you know what it’s like to crave success and that you need an edge to make it to the top,” said Dominick Cruz. “I was once an up-and-comer just like these guys, and now can proudly call myself a UFC Champion. That’s why I’m so excited to work with ‘Team Edge’ and help these four great athletes become the next UFC stars.  I encourage all UFC fans to go online and vote for the fighter they want to see rise to the top.”

UFC fans can vote at to determine who should be the next face of “Team Edge.” The fighter with the most votes will be sponsored by Edge and gain a shot at UFC stardom.  Fans can vote up to five times a day, and each time they vote they will be entered to win a weekly prize pack or a trip to an upcoming Las Vegas event for a live UFC showdown. Weekly prizes include Team Edge memorabilia, UFC merchandise and more.