UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway has steamrolled his way through the 145lb division in recent years but one very key name has evaded his record until now.
Frankie Edgar is a future Hall of Famer and once again, the former Lightweight champion and perpetual title contender has a shot at UFC Gold. Holloway Vs Edgar is the main event of UFC 240 on Saturday night, where Canadian fight fans will pack out the Rogers Place Arena in Edmonton, Alberta for this exciting pay-per-view event.
Max Holloway came unstuck in his bid to become a two weight world champion against Dustin Piorier at UFC 236 – this was his first loss since losing to Conor McGregor all the way back in 2013. At 145lb, Max Holloway is perhaps the greatest of all time. He’s beaten Jose Aldo, twice, and cleared out the division otherwise. His skill, pace, power and relentless work rate makes him a nightmare and Frankie Edgar will have his work cut out right from the bell.
In terms of fight build-up, reputation, history and occasion, this is a truly great match-up. But in reality, Frankie Edgar is not getting any younger and recent fight form suggests that he will struggle to unlock the key to beating the Hawaiian.
Frankie Edgar Vs Max Holloway Betting Lines & Pick
The likely outcome here is that Edgar will do what he always does – push the pace, attempt to control the centre of the octagon and try to wear out Holloway. This probably won’t work and may see him walking onto some big shots early on in the fight.
Edgar has a vulnerable chin in his most recent fights and Holloway can exploit any over-eagerness. Look out for UFC betting odds of around -125 (1.80) on Max Holloway to win by TKO/KO here. The champion has five rounds in which to outwork and outclass Edgar and he should get this done inside the distance.
UFC 240 Betting Pick: Max Holloway to win by KO/TKO at -125 (1.80)