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Max Holloway Set To Defend Title At UFC 240 Against Frankie Edgar

According to multiple sources, both Max Holloway and Frankie Edgar have verbally agreed to face off for the featherweight title at UFC 240 in Edmonton, Canada.

This marks the third time that the UFC have tried to book a fight between ‘Blessed’ and ‘The Answer’, however, it fell through on the previous two occasions due to injury. Edgar was forced out in 2017, while Holloway fell victim to injury in 2018.

According to ESPN’s Brett Okamoto, if signed, the fight will finally take place on the pay-per-view card for UFC 240 at Edmonton’s Rogers Place.

The 20-4 featherweight champion is coming off a five-round unanimous decision loss to Dustin Poirier last month. Holloway made the move to lightweight in an attempt to become ‘champ champ’, however, he instead had a 13-fight win streak snapped by ‘The Diamond’.

Edgar is set to return from a bicep injury that kept him on the couch for the second half of 2018. His last fight came in April of that year when he returned home to decisively defeated Cub Swanson at the famous Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

Before that, however, Edgar suffered a brutal loss to Brian Ortega in what was the first knockout loss of his storied career. As a result of that, Edgar surrendered the right to fight Holloway for the belt with the shot going to Ortega instead but it is thought that the UFC are rewarding the New Jersey fighter for taking on a short-notice opponent in Ortega and keeping the card alive.

Author: Michael Corry

Sports Journalist born in Armagh, based in Dublin. Interested in feature writing and listening to unique, engaging stories. Up for the craic too. Email: michael@punditarena.com Twitter: @MickCorryPA Instagram: @Corry_10

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