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Holloway to defend featherweight title against Edgar at UFC 222

Holloway to defend featherweight title against Edgar at UFC 222

If Edgar defeats Holloway, he will join Conor McGregor, BJ Penn, Georges St-Pierre and Randy Couture as the only fighters to ever win UFC titles in two weight classes.

Holloway vs. Edgar will serve as the main event for UFC 222.

A previously scheduled featherweight title fight between champion Max Holloway and challenger Frankie Edgar will now take place at UFC 222.

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He defeated Aldo a second time in December after Edgar, a former lightweight champion himself, was forced to withdraw from the fight with an injury. As a result, Holloway instead fought Jose Aldo at the event and scored his second consecutive third-round stoppage win over the Brazilian great.

Tickets for the fight will go on sale January 19. Now on a 12-fight win streak, Holloway has beat some of the best at featherweight, including the likes of Anthony Pettis, Cub Swanson and Ricardo Lamas.

Edgar (22-5-1) picked up wins over Jeremy Stephens and Yair Rodriguez to solidify his status as the No. 1 contender to the belt. The most dominant 145-pounder in the UFC, Holloway has won 11 straight in the division, which is the longest active streak. His only two losses came by decision to Aldo.