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UFC 218: Max Holloway vs. Frankie Edgar world title bout tops off loaded Detroit card



Max Holloway’s first title defense as the undisputed UFC featherweight champion is set to headline UFC’s highly anticipated return to Detroit on December 2nd. His opponent, former lightweight champion Frankie Edgar, will look to become the 4th 2-division champion in company history when he headlines his first pay-per-view since 2013. Will Edgar finally have ‘The Answer’ in his third attempt at the 145 lbs strap? Or will the ‘Blessed’ Hawaiian continue to assert himself as one of the most dominant forces in the sport today.

With 11 bouts now confirmed for the show, UFC 218 seems to be just about finalized with tickets going on sale for the event next Friday, October 13th. This event will be the first UFC show to take place in the city of Detroit since UFC 9 in 1996. That show featured the infamous 30 minute draw between Dan Severn and Ken Shamrock. It will also be the first mixed martial arts event to take place inside of the brand new state of the art Little Caesars Arena.

UFC 123 was the last UFC card to take place in the state of Michigan in the now obsolete Palace of Auburn Hills back in November of 2010. Some highlights from that card included Rampage Jackson defeating Lyoto Machida via split decision, BJ Penn scoring a 21-second KO—in what could go down as the final victory of his career— over Matt Hughes and Edson Barboza TKO’ing Mike Lullo with leg kicks in his UFC debut.

Here’s a look at the card for UFC 218 ‘Holloway vs. Edgar’ as it stands today”

Featherweight Championship Bout
Max Holloway (c) (18-3) vs. Frankie Edgar (22-5-1)

Heavyweight Co-Main Bout
Alistair Overeem (43-15) vs. Francis Ngannou (10-1)

Lightweight Bout
Eddie Alvarez (28-5) vs. Justin Gaethje (18-0)

Flyweight Bout
Henry Cejudo (11-2) vs. Sergio Pettis (16-2)

Women’s Strawweight Bout
Felice Herrig (13-6) vs. Cortney Casey (7-4)

Women’s Strawweight Bout
Angela Magana (11-8) vs. Amanda Bobby Cooper (2-3)

Welterweight Bout
Alex Oliveira (18-4-1) vs. Yancy Medeiros (14-4)

Light Heavyweight Bout
Dominick Reyes (7-0) vs. Jeremy Kimball (15-6)

Welterweight Bout
Abdul Razak Alhassan (7-1) vs. Sabah Homasi (11-6)

Heavyweight Bout
Allen Crowder (9-2) vs. Justin Willis (5-1)

Lightweight Bout
Drakkar Klose (8-0-1) vs. David Teymur (6-1)

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