UFC 240

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UFC 240: Holloway vs. Edgar
UFC 240 Poster.jpg
The poster for UFC 240: Holloway vs. Edgar.
Information
PromotionUltimate Fighting Championship
DateJuly 27, 2019 (2019-07-27)
VenueRogers Place
CityEdmonton, Alberta, Canada
Event chronology
UFC on ESPN: dos Anjos vs. Edwards UFC 240: Holloway vs. Edgar UFC on ESPN: Covington vs. Lawler

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.[1][2]

Background[edit]

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.[3] 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.[4][5]

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 5.[6]

Fight card[edit]

Main card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
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
Preliminary card (ESPN 2)
Women's Flyweight Alexis Davis vs. Viviane Araújo
Featherweight Hakeem Dawodu vs. Yoshinori Horie
Featherweight Gavin Tucker vs. Seung Woo Choi
Flyweight Alexandre Pantoja vs. Deiveson Figueiredo
Early Preliminary card (UFC Fight Pass)
Women's Flyweight Gillian Robertson vs. Sarah Frota
Welterweight Erik Koch vs. Kyle Stewart
Heavyweight Tanner Boser vs. Giacomo Lemos

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See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Remaining UFC 2019 Schedule Announced". UFC. Retrieved 2019-05-12.
  2. ^ Gerbasi, Thomas (2019-05-15). "Holloway vs. Edgar set to headline UFC 240 in Edmonton". UFC. Retrieved 2019-05-15.
  3. ^ Mike Bohn (2019-05-13). "Champ Max Holloway returns to featherweight, meets Frankie Edgar at UFC 240 in Edmonton". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved 2019-05-13.
  4. ^ Steven Marrocco (2017-11-11). "Frankie Edgar injured, off UFC 218 title fight vs. Max Holloway". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2019-05-15.
  5. ^ Brett Okamoto (2018-02-03). "UFC 222 explores options for main event after Max Holloway injury". espn.com. Retrieved 2019-05-15.
  6. ^ Staff (2018-06-20). "Octagon returns to Newark on August 3". ufc.com. Retrieved 2019-06-20.
  7. ^ "UFC 240: Holloway vs. Edgar". Ultimate Fighting Championship. Retrieved 2019-05-15.