One of the big questions since Waianae’s Max Holloway brought his title belt home: Who would he face in his first title defense?
Tonight, we have an answer.
KHON2 sports director Rob DeMello went one-on-one with UFC president Dana White Saturday night in Las Vegas.
After White and UFC brass met with Holloway this week, a new opponent is confirmed for Holloway’s first title defense.
White told DeMello exclusively that Holloway will be fighting Frankie Edgar for the featherweight championship of the world this year.
Hawaii has a history with Edgar. He’s the fighter that took the lightweight belt from Hilo’s BJ Penn back in 2009 ending the Prodigy’s four-time run as champ. Edgar defeated Penn again in the rematch in 2010, also winning the trilogy match in 2014.
No details of an event have been set yet, but Edgar is from New Jersey and the UFC is holding a huge event at Madison Square Garden on Nov. 4.