Only one month forward of UFC 240 in Canada, the UFC has revealed the cardboard’s official poster.
UFC 240 is headlined by a featherweight title bout that includes the division’s longtime champ Max Holloway, defending his 145-pound title towards former light-weight champion Frankie Edgar. That is the third time a struggle has been booked between the 2, maybe third time is the allure. Within the co-main occasion, it’s a girls’s featherweight battle of contenders as former UFC champion Cris “Cyborg” Justino takes on former Invicta FC featherweight champion Felicia Spencer. This might additionally probably be Justino’s final look with the promotion as she is competing within the closing struggle of her UFC contract.
UFC Canada’s official Twitter account dropped the cardboard’s poster Tuesday, that includes all 4 of the headlining fighters. The cardboard is notable for being the second time the UFC has gone to Edmonton, Canada. The primary and solely time being UFC 215 in September of 2017, a card that was good on paper however fell via as a consequence of accidents and USADA suspensions. It appears the UFC is making an attempt to pay again the followers in Edmonton with this stacked card that includes a number of former world champions.
The principle occasion championship struggle that includes Holloway and Edgar initially got here underneath fireplace as many thought Australian fighter Alexander Volkanovski deserved a title shot over Edgar. Edgar solely has one win prior to now two years, nonetheless, it appeared the UFC is throwing Edgar a shot whereas Volkanovski was on the shelf with a blood an infection.
UFC 222 was the second time the 2 fighters have been scheduled to struggle, nonetheless, Holloway pulled out of the competition and Brian Ortega stepped in on brief discover.
UFC 240 takes place on Saturday, July 27, 2019 from the Rogers Place in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.