A mouth-watering clash between UFC featherweight champion and former UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar is all set to take place at UFC 240 at the Rogers Place in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada on July 27, 2019.
Last week Edgar took to Social Media to call out Holloway and now the UFC Gods have granted his wish. Both the pairs were earlier scheduled to fight each other back in 2017 and 2018. Last year Holloway had to pull out of the fight because of an injury and the year before Edgar pulled out of the fight following an injury.
Brett Okamoto of ESPN first reported the news, but UFC hasn’t confirmed it yet. Max Holloway is coming off of a decision loss at UFC 236 last month to Dustin Poirier. Holloway moved up in weight class to fight Poirier for the interim lightweight title. Before that fight, he successfully defended his title against Brian Ortega at UFC 231 last December.
— Brett Okamoto (@bokamotoESPN) May 14, 2019
On the other hand, Frankie Edgar hasn’t fought in over a year. Last time he stepped inside the Octagon was against Cub Swanson at UFC Fight Night 128 where he defeated Swanson via a unanimous decision. He was out for the remaining part of 2018 as he was recovering from a bicep injury.