Published: Fri, October 06, 2017
Sports | By Brett Lawson

History will be made in the next UFC featherweight title fight

History will be made in the next UFC featherweight title fight

ESPN first reported the fight today and it was confirmed by a UFC official, marking a return to the cage for Holloway (18-3, 14-3 UFC).

Holloway (18-3, 14-3 UFC), who TKO'd Jose Aldo in June to unify the 145-pound world title, will defend the belt against Frankie Edgar in the main event of UFC 218 on December 2 at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit.

Edgar, a former UFC lightweight champion, will be taking his second crack at winning the featherweight strap, he lost his first opportunity to Aldo at UFC 156.

But "The Answer" now at least has the title shot he wanted and having lost to Aldo twice in the past, he will be hoping to get over the line this time and become a two-weight world champion. The 25-year-old is coming dangerously close to cleaning out the division having already beaten the likes of Anthony Pettis, Ricardo Lamas, Jeremy Stephens and Cub Swanson.

Including the Featherweight championship fight between Max Holloway and Frankie Edgar, UFC 218 will also have a heavyweight throwdown between Alistair Overeem and Francis Ngannou.

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Max Holloway's rise through the featherweight ranks has been remarkable, going on an 11-fight win-streak since his decision loss to Conor McGregor in August 2013.

The headlining fight for UFC 218 at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, Michigan is set.

Holloway (18-3) is on one of the most storied runs of any competitor now in the UFC at the moment.

Edgar (22-5-1) is a former UFC Lightweight Champion, defeating BJ Penn by decision to win the championship at UFC 112.

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