Five Best Fights To Make After UFC 218


UFC 218, which took place last night live on pay-per-view (PPV) from the Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, Michigan, was being billed as one the best cards of the year, and it certainly delivered on that lofty promise.

In the main event, featherweight champion Max Holloway defended his 145-pound title for the first time in a rematch against Jose Aldo, scoring a third-round TKO victory over the Brazilian great. In the co-main event, rising heavyweight contender Francis Ngannou violently knocked out veteran Alistair Overeem.

Also on the main card, Eddie Alvarez finished Justin Gaethje in an instant classic, while Henry Cejudo outpointed Sergio Pettis in a flyweight contest.

With the event now in the rearview mirror, let’s take a look at five fights to make moving forward:

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Max Holloway vs. Frankie Edgar

Originally, Max Holloway was scheduled to defend his title at UFC 218 against former lightweight champion Frankie Edgar, but “The Answer” was forced to withdraw just a few weeks out from the event with a facial injury.

Given Holloway’s second victory over Aldo and the fact that he’s essentially cleaned out the division, a bout between him and Edgar still makes the most sense.

Edgar has won back-to-back fights and seven of his last eight. Given his slick boxing, incredible cardio and strong wrestling background, he may be able to present “Blessed” with a legitimate challenge.