UFC ANNOUNCES MAX HOLLOWAY VS. FRANKIE EDGAR, ANTHONY PETTIS VS. NATE DIAZ

The UFC featherweight championship will be on the line as Max Holloway takes on Frankie Edgar at UFC 240, taking place July 27 in Rogers Place in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

ESPN broke the information. At first glance, it is a little surprising to see Edgar receive the title taken when Alexander Volkanovski just dominated Jose Aldo in UFC 237 and allegedly earned a title shot . However, the UFC had a main event for its July card, and so Edgar gets the shot first, with Volkanovski likely serving as an emergency backup for the bout. Considering the Holloway vs. Edgar pairing has flopped before, Volkanovski will be smart to stay ready for this date. Holloway (20-4) recently moved up to lightweight and failed in his bid to become a double UFC champion when he chose to Dustin Poirier in UFC 236. However he stays the UFC featherweight champion, and is currently riding a 13-fight win series at 145lbs. Though his striking defense and dimension was exposed as a lightweight against Poirier, moving back down to featherweight ought to be a fantastic move for him as he looks to get back in the win column. Edgar (23-6-1) is coming off of a decision win over Cub Swanson past April and hasn’t fought because due to injuries. Most of us know that the UFC and Edgar’s director Ali Abdel-Aziz have a fantastic relationship, which is likely why he got this title shot over the other featherweight contenders. Plus, remember Edgar did the UFC a favor when he stepped up on short notice to fight Brian Ortega this past year and lost. Overall, the former UFC lightweight winner is 8-3 as a featherweight in the Octagon. Although I’m not convinced Edgar deserves this name taken, this is still a quality fight, though there’s no doubt Holloway will be a large favorite, as he ought to be. Anthony Pettis vs. Nate Diaz, UFC 241 Within an exciting welterweight bout, Anthony Pettis takes on Nate Diaz at UFC 241, taking place August 17 at Honda Centre at Anaheim, California. The UFC has already confirmed this bout. Pettis (22-8) recently moved up to welterweight and made the most of the chance as he brutally knocked out Stephen Thompson in among 2019’s finest KOs up to now. Pettis has struggled with his consistency the past couple of decades, but he looked revitalized against Thompson and possibly this is the beginning of something good for him. Diaz (19-11) hasn’t fought since August 2016, when he lost a vast majority decision to Conor McGregor from the pair’s rematch. Prior to this, he’d won back fights over McGregor and Michael Johnson. Diaz has struggled while battling as a welterweight, though given the fact Pettis can also be undersized for the branch, this looks like a fair fight. Although Diaz matches well stylistically against Pettis, with the three-year layoff it is rather hard to pick him to win , and I would peg Pettis as the favored because of his existing momentum. Disclaimer: This page contains affiliate links and MMA Odds Breaker is going to be paid if you make a purchase after clicking on the links.

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UFC ANNOUNCES MAX HOLLOWAY VS. FRANKIE EDGAR, ANTHONY PETTIS VS. NATE DIAZ

The UFC featherweight championship will be on the line as Max Holloway takes on Frankie Edgar in UFC 240, taking place July 27 in Rogers Place in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

ESPN broke the news. At first glance, it is a little surprising to see Edgar get the title taken when Alexander Volkanovski only dominated Jose Aldo in UFC 237 and supposedly earned a title shot himself. But the UFC had a main event because of the July card, so Edgar understands the shot first, with Volkanovski probably serving as an emergency backup for the bout. Contemplating the Holloway vs. Edgar pairing has flopped earlier, Volkanovski would be smart to stay prepared for this season. Holloway (20-4) recently moved up to lightweight and failed in his bid to become a double UFC champion when he lost a decision to Dustin Poirier in UFC 236. However he stays the UFC featherweight champion, and is now riding a 13-fight win streak at 145lbs. Although his striking defense and size was exposed as a lightweight against Poirier, moving back down to featherweight ought to be a fantastic move for him as he seems to get back into the win column. Edgar (23-6-1) is coming off of a decision win over Cub Swanson last April and hasn’t fought because due to accidents. Most of us know that the UFC and Edgar’s manager Ali Abdel-Aziz have a fantastic relationship, which is likely why he got this title shot over another featherweight contenders. Plus, remember Edgar did the UFC a favor when he stepped up on short notice to combat Brian Ortega last year and lost. In general, the former UFC lightweight winner is 8-3 as a featherweight in the Octagon. Although I am not convinced Edgar warrants this name taken, this is still a quality fight, though there’s no doubt Holloway will be a big favorite, since he ought to be. Anthony Pettis vs. Nate Diaz, UFC 241 Within an exciting welterweight bout, Anthony Pettis takes on Nate Diaz in UFC 241, taking place August 17 in Honda Centre in Anaheim, California. The UFC has confirmed that this tact. Pettis (22-8) recently moved up to welterweight and made the most of the opportunity as he brutally knocked out Stephen Thompson in among 2019’s finest KOs to date. Pettis has struggled with his consistency the past few decades, but he seemed revitalized against Thompson and possibly this is the beginning of something great for him. Diaz (19-11) hasn’t fought since August 2016, when he lost a vast majority decision to Conor McGregor from the pair’s rematch. Prior to this, he had won back fights over McGregor and Michael Johnson. Diaz has historically struggled while fighting as a welterweight, though given the fact Pettis is also undersized for the branch, this looks like a fair fight. Though Diaz matches well stylistically against Pettis, with the three-year layoff it is rather hard to pick him to win here, and I’d peg Pettis as the favored because of his existing momentum. Disclaimer: This page contains affiliate links and MMA Odds Breaker is going to be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on the links.

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