UFC 222: Holloway vs. Edgar
UFC 222 airs live on Pay-Per-View from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on March 4 (March 3 in the US). The announced main event features the defending featherweight champion Max Holloway, who takes on the former lightweight champion and two-time featherweight title challenger Frankie Edgar. The pair was originally scheduled to square off at UFC 218, but the bout fell off when the latter pulled out due to injury.
Max Holloway is riding a 12-fight win streak, with two most recent victories taken by TKO in the third round against Jose Aldo. Earlier in his career he has also defeated Anthony Pettis, Ricardo Lamas, Jeremy Stephens, among others.
The former lightweight title-holder, Frankie Edgar is the fourth fighter in UFC history who attempts to win the gold in two different weight classes. He is victorious in seven of nine bouts in his featherweight run, with two latest bouts ending in his favor against Yair Rodriguez and Jeremy Stephens.
To date the main card at UFC 222 also includes a middleweight battle between C.B. Dollaway and Hector Lombard, as well as a heavyweight clash between Stefan Struve and Andrei Arlovski. Among the announced bouts, Cat Zingano meets Ketlen Vieiran at women’s bantamweight, and Mackenzie Dern takes on Ashley Yoder at women’s strawweight. In addition, bantamweight Sean O’Malley faces Andre Soukhamthath.
Other bouts are expected to be announced in the coming weeks. The current line up can be found below.
Featherweight Max Holloway vs. Frankie Edgar
Middleweight C.B. Dollaway vs. Hector Lombard
Heavyweight Stefan Struve vs. Andrei Arlovski
Women’s Bantamweight Cat Zingano vs. Ketlen Vieira
Bantamweight Sean O’Malley vs. Andre Soukhamthath
Women’s Strawweight Mackenzie Dern vs. Ashley Yoder