In the main event of UFC 240 which took place at the Rogers Arena in Edmonton, Canada between UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway and Frankie Edgar ended in the Hawaiian winning the fight via unanimous decision.
The 27-year-old featherweight champion defended his title for the third time. The fight was an extremely tactical one and even though Edgar started the fight strong with his leg kicks, it was Holloway’s long reach and impeccable accuracy which gave him the first round dominance. In the second round, Edgar’s nose was bloodied by uppercuts from Holloway.
Throughout the fight, Holloway managed to keep Frankie Edgar at bay with his long reach. With this Max managed to secure the 17th win of his UFC career.
Now Holloway is scheduled to fight interim UFC featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski next. Here is how Twitter reacted to Holloway’s victory;
Max Holloway, 27, becomes the youngest fighter in history to reach 17 UFC wins. #UFC240
— Mike Bohn (@MikeBohnMMA) July 28, 2019
I got @BlessedMMA
— Platinum Mike Perry (@PlatinumPerry) July 28, 2019
— Max Griffin (@MaxPainGriffin) July 28, 2019
— Karyn Bryant (@KarynBryant) July 28, 2019
We love the fuck out of you man! Thank you @FrankieEdgar
— Ian McCall (@Unclecreepymma) July 28, 2019
— Mike Trizano (@TheLoneWolfMMA) July 28, 2019
@FrankieEdgar I love you my brother you inspire all of us
— Ali Abdelaziz (@AliAbdelaziz00) July 28, 2019
— Truck Gordon (@TruckMMA_UFC) July 28, 2019
— Matt Van Buren (@GutterMMA) July 28, 2019
Max Holloway might have lost his jump up to 155 to Dustin Poirier but he is still the unquestionable king of 145. That was pretty dominant. I have it 49-46 for Max. And the first round was more feel out for Max than anything. I'm interested in Max vs. Volkanovski. Bring it on.
— Brett Okamoto (@bokamotoESPN) July 28, 2019
At 145lbs, Max Holloway now holds wins over:
– Cub Swanson
– Charles Oliveira
– Jeremy Stephens
– Ricardo Lamas
– Anthony Pettis
– Jose Aldo (x2)
– Brian Ortega
– Frankie Edgar
— Chamatkar Sandhu (@SandhuMMA) July 28, 2019
— BossLogic (@Bosslogic) July 28, 2019
This is a fun, high-level fight #UFC240
— Mike Jackson, Esq. (@TheTruthJackson) July 28, 2019
Great fight 👏🏽 between these 2 future HOFers #UFC240
— Cub Swanson (@CubSwanson) July 28, 2019
— Tatiana Suarez (@tatianaufc) July 28, 2019
— JIMI MANUWA (@POSTERBOYJM) July 28, 2019
Max looks as fresh as he has ever looked at 145lbs here before this bout begins.
I’m excited for this one guys!
Both men look fresh.
Let’s get ready to rumble!!!
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) July 28, 2019
I think Frankie has round 1. Super technical fight though.. love it!!#UFC240
— Stephen Thompson (@WonderboyMMA) July 28, 2019
Frankie Edgar’s fights always stress me out so much. I got it 1-1 #UFC240
— Michael Chiesa (@MikeMav22) July 28, 2019
One takedown does not win you a round 🤦🏼♀️ fuck sake.
— Bec Rawlings (@RowdyBec) July 28, 2019