Holloway defeats Edgar in main event at UFC 240

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Max Holloway defeated Frankie Edgar in the main event at UFC 240 at Rogers Place in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada on Saturday night. He was able to retain his featherweight belt with this win.

The judges all ruled in favor of Holloway. The judges ruled 50-45, 50-45, and 48-47.

UFC fighter Max Holloway before his fight against Jose Aldo at UFC 218
Max Holloway before his fight against Jose Aldo at UFC 218 (Getty Images)

“Blessed” improved to 21-4 in his MMA career. However, this is his 13th straight win in the featherweight category, according to ESPN.

The Waianae, Hawai’i native is now 3-0 in featherweight title defenses. He won the featherweight belt against Jose Aldo in June 2017 at UFC 212.

This win gets Holloway back on track. He was defeated by Dustin Poirier when Holloway lost his lightweight belt in April 2019 in a unanimous decision.

This is Holloway’s ninth decision win. His last unanimous decision came against Ricardo Lamas at UFC 1999 on June 4, 2016.

The UFC matchmakers have tried to match Holloway and Edgar three times. However, those previous fights were scratched due to injuries.

Edgar got hurt before their scheduled UFC 218 bout. Then, before UFC 222, Holloway got hurt.

The 37-year-old Edgar fell to 23-7-1 in his MMA career. The Toms River, New Jersey native suffered his sixth decision loss.

“The Answer” has lost two of his last three fights. Since 2018, he lost to Brian Ortega, then defeated Cub Swanson in April 2018, before losing to Holloway.

This was his first unanimous decision loss since he lost to Aldo at UFC 200 on July 9th, 2016.

Holloway improved to 17-4 in his UFC career. Edgar fell to 17-7-1 in his UFC tenure.

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