Max Holloway will defend his featherweight title against “The Answer” Frankie Edgar.
The fight has been verbally agreed upon UFC 240 on July 27 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. The news was first reported by ESPN’s Brett Okamoto on Twitter:
Fans should’ve known Holloway was going to be headlining UFC 240 being that it is taking place in his adopted home of Canada.
Holloway, 27, fell short in his bid to become a double champ at UFC 236 when he faced Dustin Poirier for the interim lightweight title. He has not lost a featherweight fight since August of 2013.
As for the 37-year-old former lightweight champ, Edgar has won three of his last four fights with his only loss coming to Brian Ortega at UFC 222. A perennial title contender throughout his career, this could be the last shot at gold for Edgar. He passed up surging contender Alexander Volkanovski, who soundly beat Jose Aldo at last week’s UFC 237 in Brazil.
The two top 145-pound fighters were scheduled to fight twice before. Let’s hope the third time is a charm for Canadian fans.