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
Attendance12,144[1]
Total gate$1.4 million[1]
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 was a mixed martial arts event produced by the Ultimate Fighting Championship that took place on July 27, 2019 at Rogers Place in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.[2]

Background[edit]

A UFC Featherweight Championship bout between champion Max Holloway and former UFC Lightweight Champion Frankie Edgar headlined the event.[3] The pairing was scheduled twice before, first at UFC 218 and then at UFC 222, but scrapped for Edgar and Holloway injuries, respectively.[4][5]

A women's flyweight bout between former Invicta FC Bantamweight Champion Lauren Murphy and Mara Romero Borella was initially scheduled for this event. On June 20, matchmakers moved the bout a week ahead to UFC on ESPN: Covington vs. Lawler.[6]

A heavyweight bout between Tanner Boser and Giacomo Lemos was scheduled. On July 25, the bout was scrapped due to Lemos testing positive for an unspecified banned substance.[7]

Results[edit]

Main card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Featherweight Max Holloway (c) def. Frankie Edgar Decision (unanimous) (50–45, 49–46, 48–47) 5 5:00 [a]
Women's Featherweight Cris Cyborg def. Felicia Spencer Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27) 3 5:00
Welterweight Geoff Neal def. Niko Price TKO (punches) 2 2:39
Lightweight Arman Tsarukyan def. Olivier Aubin-Mercier Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00
Middleweight Krzysztof Jotko def. Marc-André Barriault Decision (split) (29–28, 28–29, 29–28) 3 5:00
Preliminary card (ESPN)
Women's Flyweight Viviane Araújo def. Alexis Davis Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00
Featherweight Hakeem Dawodu def. Yoshinori Horie TKO (head kick) 3 4:09
Featherweight Gavin Tucker def. Seung Woo Choi Submission (rear-naked choke) 3 3:17 [b]
Flyweight Deiveson Figueiredo def. Alexandre Pantoja Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27) 3 5:00
Early Preliminary card (UFC Fight Pass)
Women's Flyweight Gillian Robertson def. Sarah Frota TKO (elbows) 2 4:13
Welterweight Erik Koch def. Kyle Stewart Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00
  1. ^ For the UFC Featherweight Championship.
  2. ^ Tucker was deducted a point in Round 2 due to an illegal knee to a downed opponent.

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Bonus awards[edit]

The following fighters received $50,000 bonuses.[9]

  • Fight of the Night: Deiveson Figueiredo vs. Alexandre Pantoja
  • Performance of the Night: Geoff Neal and Hakeem Dawodu

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Jon Fuentes (2019-07-28). "UFC 240 Bonuses, Attendance & Gate". lowkickmma.com. Retrieved 2019-07-28.
  2. ^ Thomas Gerbasi (2019-05-15). "Holloway vs. Edgar set to headline UFC 240 in Edmonton". ufc.com. 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. ^ Guilherme Cruz (2019-07-26). "Giacomo Lemos fails drug test, out of UFC 240 fight with Tanner Boser". msn.com. Retrieved 2019-07-26.
  8. ^ "UFC 240: Holloway vs. Edgar". Ultimate Fighting Championship. Retrieved 2019-07-27.
  9. ^ Dan Hiergesell (2019-07-28). "UFC 240 Bonuses! Neal's Vicious TKO Finish Leads $50K Winners". mmamania.com. Retrieved 2019-07-28.