Max Holloway to face Frankie Edgar at UFC 240 in July
The UFC has announced a featherweight title fight between Hawaii's Max Holloway and Frankie Edgar for UFC 240 on July 27th in Edmonton.
The UFC has announced a featherweight title fight between Hawaii's Max Holloway and Frankie Edgar for UFC 240 on July 27th in Edmonton. Holloway will be defending his 145-pound belt against the former lightweight champion Edgar.
Holloway, a Waianae-native, is coming off his first loss in thirteen fights after falling in a unanimous decision loss to Dustin Poirier on April 13th at UFC 236. The loss denied Holloway from becoming a two-division champion but was at 155 pounds, so Holloway remained the featherweight champion. Max's last win came against Brian Ortega in December 2018 via fourth-round TKO.
Holloway (20-4) and Edgar (23-6-1) were first booked in 2017 but Edgar suffered an injury. Then the following year, Max was forced to pullout due to an injury.
Tickets for UFC 240 in Edmonton go on sale Friday, May 31.