UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway was supposed to defend his title against former lightweight champion Frankie Edgar in December at UFC 218. An injury sustained by Edgar caused him to fall off the fight card and former champion Jose Aldo filled in.
Now, after a successful title defense over Aldo, and a clean bill of health by the New Jersey native Edgar, the fight were were originally supposed to see is back on.
Edgar is on a two-fight win-streak since challenging former champion Jose Aldo for the title a second time. Edgar has won seven of his last 11 fights. The only losses came when he lost the lightweight title to Benson Henderson, and then also in the rematch. Then he challenged Aldo for the title twice, three years apart. With a win over Holloway, Edgar will join a short list of fights to have won UFC titles in two weight divisions. The list includes Randy Couture, B.J. Penn, and Conor McGregor.
After a pair of finishes over Brazilian icon Aldo, Holloway earned recognition from several outlets as the 2017 Fighter of the Year and will be making is second title defense.
The Max Holloway vs Frankie Edgar bout will headline UFC 222 on March 3 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Tickets for UFC 222, which airs live on Pay-Per-View, go on sale on Jan. 19.