Pros react to Max Holloway vs. Frankie Edgar at UFC 240

Max Holloway

Max Holloway put his featherweight title on the line against Frankie Edgar in the headliner of tonight’s UFC 240 event in Edmonton.

Holloway was returning to action for the first time since having his thirteen-fight win streak snapped by Dustin Poirier at April’s UFC 236 event in Atlanta.

After coming up short in his bid to obtain the promotions interim lightweight championship, Max Holloway (20-4 MMA) was dropping back down to the featherweight division that he has ruled over since 2017.

Meanwhile, former UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar (23-6-1 MMA) was most previously seen in action at May’s UFC event in Atlantic City, where he scored a unanimous decision victory over Cub Swanson.

‘The Answer’ entered tonight’s contest having gone 3-1 over his past four fights, which included impressive wins over Jeremy Stephens and Yair Rodriguez.’

Tonight’s UFC 240 main event lived up to the hype as Max Holloway and Frankie Edgar proceeded to go to war for twenty-five straight minutes.

When all was said and done, it was clear that Holloway had done enough to retain his title after five rounds of trading strikes with Edgar.

Check out how the pros reacted to Max Holloway defeating Frankie Edgar in tonight’s UFC 240 main event below:

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This article first appeared on BJPENN.com July 27, 2019