UFC 222 update: Edgar-Ortega bout nearing completion, but cancellation of card still possible

Frankie Edgar, UFC 222

Late last week, we learned that UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway had been forced out of his UFC 222 main event title fight with Frankie “The Answer” Edgar. With this unfortunate development, the promotion began a frantic search for a replacement main event.

According to Ariel Helwani of MMAFighting.com, one option is a bout between Edgar and fellow featherweight contender Brian Ortega. Apparently, however, this fight could be pushed down the lineup if the UFC is able to book another title fight for the card.

To that end, the promotion apparently attempted to book a Cris Cyborg vs. Yana Kunitskaya featherweight title fight, though this regrettably fell through. It sounds like the same can be said of the much-discussed bantamweight title rematch between TJ Dillashaw and Cody Garbrandt.

If no suitable backup plan can be enacted, Helwani claims the card could also be cancelled. See his summary of this very fluid UFC 222 situation below:

Who do you want to see fight in the UFC 222 main event?

This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 2/6/2018.

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