Max Holloway stunned the MMA world by finishing Jose Aldo at UFC 212 earlier this year, in Aldo’s native Brazil. Since then, the big question at featherweight has been “who’s next?” — not to mention when. Now, shortly after Dana White confirmed to KHON-2 that Holloway would likely face former lightweight champion Frankie Edgar before the end of the year, Holloway has teased some big news. In short — there’s a good chance Holloway vs. Edgar takes place in November at UFC 217.
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— Max Holloway (@BlessedMMA) July 15, 2017
Holloway (18–3) teased the event on his official twitter early today. While there’s no official announcement, it’s big news, and makes a lot of sense. The Hawaiian 145lb champ is currently on an eleven fight win streak, and has cleared out many of the top names in the division, including Aldo, Cub Swanson, Ricardo Lamas, and former lightweight champ Anthony Pettis. He has not lost since losing a unanimous decision against Conor McGregor in 2014.
Frankie Edgar (22–5–1), meanwhile, is on a two fight win streak after losing a decision to Jose Aldo for the interim featherweight championship at UFC 200. Aldo was later promotion to the undisputed championship after Conor McGregor left for lightweight (and subsequently for Floyd Mayweather). Aldo then dropped to belt to Holloway, and it looks like Edgar will be getting his third shot at featherweight gold.
UFC 217 is expected to be held in New York, close to Edgar’s home turf in New Jersey.