Max Holloway will make his first title defence since capturing the UFC Featherweight title. He will take on former UFC Lightweight Champion Frankie Edgar in the main event at UFC 218 in Detroit this December.
Max Holloway (18-3) became the UFC interim Featherweight Champion, and later became the undisputed Champion at UFC 212 when he finished Jose Aldo by third round TKO. Holloway is currently on an eleven fight win streak, the second highest streak in the UFC. He holds wins over former Lightweight Champion Anthony Pettis, Ricardo Lamas and Jeremy Stephens. He has eight total wins via TKO/KO and has only been finished once in his professional career when he lost via submission to Dustin Poirier back in 2012.
Frankie Edgar (22-5-1) is currently coming off a TKO doctor stoppage win over Yair Rodriguez at UFC 211 this past May. Prior to that Edgar had won a decision victory over Jeremy Stephens, this put him back in the win column after suffering a second loss to the then Featherweight Champion Jose Aldo. Frankie Edgar was unable to beat Jose Aldo to capture the title and with both of those attempts being his only losses since moving to Featherweight, he will get another shot when he takes on the new champion Max Holloway.
This card takes place at the Little Caesars Arena in Michigan, Detroit December 2nd. Also confirmed is a Heavyweight bout between Francis Ngannou and Alistair Overeem.