Max Holloway is set to return to featherweight to defend his title against Frankie Edgar at UFC 240 in Edmonton, Canada on July 27th.
This will be the third time the UFC have tried to make this fight, with it first being targeted for UFC 218 in December of 2017 and then again at UFC 222 in March of last year.
Holloway is coming off an unsuccessful bid to win the UFC interim lightweight title, coming off second-best against Dustin Poirier, who convincingly got the better of ‘Blessed’ over the course of five rounds to end his 13-fight winning streak.
However, Holloway still has that impressive winning record at 145lbs, and he’ll look to maintain that upon his return in July.
Standing in the opposite side of the Octagon will be the No.3 ranked Edgar, who is coming off a decision victory over Cub Swanson.
That was back in April of last year though, so it’s been a long layoff by the 37-year-old’s standards.
Prior that victory Edgar had been KO’d by Brian Ortega, but he had picked up wins over Yair Rodriguez and Jeremy Stephens leading up to that.
Holloway Vs Edgar hasn’t been officially announced by the UFC yet, but is expected to headline the card and is the only fight currently earmarked for it.