09 Jan Max Holloway vs Frankie Edgar Rescheduled For UFC 222
Max ‘Blessed’ Holloway will finally meet Frankie ‘The Answer’ Edgar at UFC 223 in the T-Mobile Arena on March 3rd for the UFC featherweight championship.
Holloway (19-3) was expected to make the first defence of his title against Edgar (22-5-1) at UFC 218 in Detriot. However, Edgar was forced out of the bout with an eye injury which allowed former champion, Jose Aldo, the chance to regain his title.
The fight ended in the same round as their first meeting at UFC 212 with Holloway victorious by TKO in the third round.
Holloway stated after the fight that the Edgar fight would be rescheduled as he looks to extend his 12-fight win streak; the fifth longest in the UFC. Rumours quickly circulated regarding a super-fight with UFC lightweight champion, Conor McGregor, who is the last person to beat Holloway but the Hawaiian will instead make the second defence of his title.
This will be Edgar’s third crack at the UFC featherweight championship after losing decisions to Aldo at UFC 156 and UFC 200. The former lightweight champion will attempt to become only the fifth fighter to hold UFC gold in two weight divisions.
Since his loss at UFC 200, Edgar has won back-to-back against Jeremy Stephens and Yair Rodriguez to set up a fight with the current featherweight king.
Edgar’s wrestling will likely be his greatest asset in this fight but Holloway has looked unstoppable of late. It should be an excellent fight between two of the best featherweights in the world.
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