Holloway draws Edgar for first UFC title defense

UFC champ Max Holloway faces Frankie Edgar in UFC 218 headliner

Holloway, who has won 11 consecutive fights, will compete in his third consecutive main event.

Max Holloway, left, fights Jose Aldo during their UFC featherweight mixed martial arts bout in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on June 4.

Holloway (18-3, 14-3 UFC), who TKO'd Jose Aldo in June to unify the 145-pound world title, will defend the belt against Frankie Edgar in the main event of UFC 218 on December 2 at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit.

Edgar, on the other hand, is a former two-time featherweight title challenger, coming up short against Aldo at UFC 156 in 2013 and UFC 200 in 2016. With this title-winning TKO of Aldo, Holloway extended his win-streak to an incredible eleven straight.

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His solitary loss came via decision in a title fight against Aldo at UFC 200 in July of a year ago, and he's since returned to winning ways with victories over Jeremy Stephens and Yair Rodriguez to seal another shot at the belt. The Hawaiian champ is an applause-worthy 18-3 overall. Prior to that, he stopped former 155-pound champion Anthony Pettis at UFC 206 to win the interim featherweight strap.

The 35-year-old has earned victories in his last two fights, a unanimous decision over Jeremy Stephens at UFC 205 and a TKO of Yair Rodriguez at UFC 211.

Including the Featherweight championship fight between Max Holloway and Frankie Edgar, UFC 218 will also have a heavyweight throwdown between Alistair Overeem and Francis Ngannou. Sound off PENN Nation!

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