Holloway vs Edgar : UFC is in Edmonton, Alberta this time around. On Saturday, July 27 at 10:00 PM Eastern Time (US), Max Holloway tries to defend his men’s featherweight championship against challenger Frankie Edgar. Here’s how to watch
Holloway vs Edgar
UFC 240 is exclusive to ESPN+, ESPN’s streaming service, in the United States, so the only way to watch the fight live is online. For that, you’ll have to sign up for ESPN+ and then purchase the fight as a pay-per-view event.
Coverage of the main fight card begins at 10:00 PM Eastern Time (US), with the early prelims starting at 7:00 PM and the prelims beginning at 8:00 PM.
Edgar has the most time spent in the Octagon in UFC history, which is a great accomplishment. It also means potential opponents have plenty of film to study, and that the strategies that give Edgar trouble are pretty well established.
This late in his career, Edgar may adapt to those issues, but he cannot change the core of his game entirely.
As such, Holloway’s best bet here is to mimic Jose Aldo and allow Edgar to come to him. From the outside, Holloway can probe with his straight punches and low kicks (Edgar doesn’t like those) from a distance that his shorter foe cannot match. When Edgar is forced to come forward, his entries are a bit more predictable and easier to read, which should be all the opportunity an expert kickboxer like Holloway requires to land well.
For the first time since UFC 215 in September 2017, the organization returns to Rogers Place in Edmonton on Saturday night with UFC 240. It’s headlined by a featherweight title bout between champion Max Holloway and Frankie Edgar. The main card is expected to begin at 10 p.m. ET on pay-per-view. Here’s a look at it and the Sports Interaction MMA odds.
Frankie Edgar is trying to do what Holloway recently couldn’t – win titles in multiple divisions. The 37-year-old Edgar won the lightweight title back in 2010 with a huge upset of BJ Penn. “The Answer” defended the belt three times, once vs. Penn and twice against Gray Maynard. However, then Benson Henderson beat Edgar in back-to-back fights by decision and Edgar moved to featherweight. He was given an immediate title shot vs. Jose Aldo in February 2013 and lost, then another chance vs. Aldo about three years later and lost again. This is first title shot since and probably the last should he lose. It’s actually the third time the UFC has scheduled a Holloway-Edgar bout, but one of them pulled out injured of the first two.
Max Holloway’s featherweight title defense against challenger Frankie Edgar this Saturday at UFC 240 is a fascinating fight between two of the most well-rounded fighters in the world. On paper, there are interesting contrasts of strengths and physical attributes.
So many intangible factors may very well come into play, here, however. Below, we examine just a few of them in anticipation of this matchup between the two all-time greats.