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Report: UFC champ Max Holloway faces Frankie Edgar in UFC 218 headliner


Hawaii meets New Jersey in Detroit.

UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway will look to defend his unified title for the first time when he meets former lightweight champ Frankie Edgar at UFC 218.

ESPN.com first reported the booking. Multiple UFC officials did not immediately respond when contacted by MMAjunkie.

UFC 218 takes place Dec. 2 at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit. The night’s main card airs on pay-per-view, though an official bout order has yet to be revealed.

Holloway is currently ranked No. 1 in the latest USA TODAY Sports/MMAjunkie MMA featherweight rankings, while Edgar sits at No. 3.

More on this in just a moment.

With the headliner in place, UFC 218 now includes:

  • Champ Max Holloway vs. Frankie Edgar – for featherweight title
  • Francis Ngannou vs. Alistair Overeem
  • Henry Cejudo vs. Sergio Pettis
  • Yancy Medeiros vs. Alex Oliveira
  • Cortney Casey vs. Felice Herrig
  • Razak Al-Hassan vs. Sabah Homasi
  • Drakkar Klose vs. David Teymur

For more on UFC 218, check out the UFC Rumors section of the site.

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