Lightweights Sean Sherk and Frank Edgar will square off in a featured bout at UFC 98 on May 23rd in Las Vegas, according to MMA Mania.
Sherk (36-3-1), a former 155-pound title-holder, earned three straight victories over Nick Diaz, Kenny Florian, and Hermes Franca between 2006 and 2007, but was stripped of the lightweight belt and suspended after testing positive for steroids following his win over Franca in July 2007. Sherk immediately challenged champion BJ Penn for the title upon returning to the octagon last May, but suffered a third-round TKO. He rebounded from the loss with a unanimous decision victory over Tyson Griffin in the “Fight of the Night” at UFC 90 in October.
A four-time collegiate wrestling national qualifier at Clarion University, Edgar (9-1) began his UFC career with three straight wins over Tyson Griffin, Mark Bocek, and Spencer Fisher, but suffered his first career loss to Gray Maynard last April. He bounced back from the loss in July with a unanimous decision victory over former 155-pound challenger Hermes Franca.