Saturday, July 27, 2019, Rogers Place, Edmonton Canada
UFC 240: Holloway vs. Edgar is an upcoming mixed martial arts event produced by the Ultimate Fighting Championship that is planned to take place on July 27, 2019 at Rogers Place in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
A UFC Featherweight Championship bout between current champion Max Holloway and former UFC Lightweight Champion Frankie Edgar is expected to serve as the event headliner. The pairing has been scheduled twice before, first at UFC 218 and then again at UFC 222, but in both instances the fights were scrapped at the time due to both fighters suffering respective injuries.
A women's flyweight bout between Lauren Murphy and Mara Romero Borella was initially scheduled for this event. However on June 20, promotion officials elected to move the bout a week later at UFC on ESPN.
Unbeaten at 145 pounds for almost six years, Holloway (20-4, fighting out of Waianae, Hawaii, USA) has utilized dynamic striking to topple the featherweight elite. Over the course of his spectacular run, he has delivered thrilling stoppage wins against Jose Aldo (twice), Brian Ortega, Anthony Pettis and Cub Swanson. Originally scheduled to face Edgar on two previous occasions, Holloway aims to add another legend to his resume and stake his claim as the most dominant featherweight champion in UFC history.
“I can’t wait,” Holloway said as both fighters met with reporters during media day Wednesday. “The guy is a legend. He’s like (Jose) Aldo, one of the guys I was watching coming up through my MMA career. Finally, we get to make that walk.”
This was supposed to happen twice before, but Edgar pulled out with an injury prior to their scheduled fight in December 2017 and Holloway pulled out with an injury prior to their scheduled fight in March 2018. So the two combatants have been waiting a long time for this.
Official fight card
|Featherweight||Max Holloway (c)||vs.||Frankie Edgar||[a]|
|Women's Featherweight||Cris Cyborg||vs.||Felicia Spencer|
|Welterweight||Geoff Neal||vs.||Niko Price|
|Lightweight||Olivier Aubin-Mercier||vs.||Arman Tsarukyan|
|Middleweight||Marc-André Barriault||vs.||Krzysztof Jotko|
|Women's Flyweight||Alexis Davis||vs.||Viviane Araújo|
|Heavyweight||Tanner Boser||vs.||Giacomo Lemos|
|Featherweight||Hakeem Dawodu||vs.||Yoshinori Horie|
|Featherweight||Gavin Tucker||vs.||Seung Woo Choi|
|Flyweight||Alexandre Pantoja||vs.||Deiveson Figueiredo|
|Women's Flyweight||Gillian Robertson||vs.||Sarah Frota|
|Welterweight||Erik Koch||vs.||Kyle Stewart|
When: Saturday, July 27, 2019
Where: Rogers Place, Edmonton Canada
*Fights labeled as "may not be broadcast" are scheduled to take place before the live broadcast begins. These pre-recorded fights are inserted into the broadcast if time permits. However, due to broadcast time constraints some of these undercard bouts may not be seen on a broadcast. These additional bout can be found as bonus footage on the event DVD.