Max Holloway vs Frankie Edgar headlines UFC 240
Max Holloway defends UFC Featherweight title against Frankie Edgar | Pic: Facebook / blessedmmaofficial

UFC 240: Holloway vs. Edgar

The next featherweight title contender has been announced. And yet, it’s not Australian Alexander Volkanovski (20-1), who was ready to challenge the reigning champion Max Holloway, following his recent win against Jose Aldo.

Former lightweight champion Frankie Edgar goes up against Holloway in hopes to steel the featherweight title at the upcoming UFC 240. The scheduled for five rounds championship bout serves as the main event of an upcoming pay-per-view fight card held at Rogers Place in Edmonton on July 28 (AEDT), the promotion announced on Wednesday.

The matchup between Holloway and Edgar has been previously scheduled twice. However both contests (in December 2017 and March 2018) fell off due to injuries to both fighters.

Max Holloway (20-4) has successfully defended his UFC Featherweight title twice against Brian Ortega and Aldo, after unifying the previously earned interim belt against Anthony Pettis in the championship encounter with Aldo. In his previous outing “Blessed” moved up a weight class challenging for the interim lightweight strap against Dustin Poirier who earned a unanimous decision.

Edgar (23-6-1) is coming off a unanimous decision win against Cub Swanson. Before that he was stopped by Ortega in the first round.

Other matchups for UFC 240: Holloway vs. Edgar are expected to be announced in the near future.