The UFC have announced that UFC Featherweight Champion Max Holloway will defend his title against former Lightweight Champion Frankie Edgar in the main event at UFC 222 in March.
— UFC (@ufc) January 9, 2018
Max Holloway (19-3) unified the UFC Featherweight title when he defeated former champion Jose Aldo by third round TKO at UFC 212 in July. A fight between Holloway and Edgar was originally booked for UFC 218 in December however Edgar was forced to withdraw from the bout due to injury. A rematch between Holloway and Aldo was made as a replacement resulting in Max Holloway successfully defending his title by defeating Jose Aldo once more by TKO.
Frankie Edgar (22-5-1) last fought at UFC 211 when he defeated Yair Rodriguez by TKO doctor stoppage. Previously to that, Frankie Edgar had taken away a unanimous decision win over Jeremy Stephens at UFC 205 in November 2016. His last loss was to former champion Jose Aldo for the UFC interim Featherweight title, falling short by unanimous decision. This was his second loss to the former champ after losing to him back in 2013 when he made his UFC Featherweight debut.
This bout is set for the main event at UFC 222, taking place at the T Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Mar. 3.