UFC 240: “The Blessed Express” returns to 145
“The Blessed Express” is making its return to the 10th island this weekend for UFC 240 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. After recently being derailed at lightweight at the hands of Dustin Poirier, Max Holloway is now back on the tracks, and headed full speed into his kingdom of 145 to defend his throne against a man who has himself once reigned as king in the lightweight division in the past, Frankie “The Answer” Edgar. Both men have incredible stamina and like to push the pace, but the question is, which man can implement their game best?
“The Blessed” one has quite the resume in the featherweight division, having gone on a 13-fight win streak since 2014, Holloway also holds the status of the most significant strikes landed in UFC history at a staggering 1,808. The Hawaiian is also considered the P4P No. 6 fighter in the world. Holloway has already cemented himself as a legend of the sport in my opinion. His recent title defense against Brian Ortega was an all-out war, with Holloway piecing up and outclassing Ortega all over the Octagon. In the fourth round, the round in which the fight was eventually stopped, around the 2:55 mark you can see Holloway showing Ortega how to properly block after landing a counter strike, which really shows the levels to this game, and what level “The Blessed One” is actually on in the 145 pound division. Holloway also holds impressive stoppages over the likes of Anthony Pettis, Charles Oliveria, Andre Fili, and Jose Aldo, who he defeated twice, once for the featherweight Championship, and then again in the rematch.
I see this fight being a war. But in the end, I believe the Hawaiian featherweight king overwhelms Edgar with his pace and combinations, eventually scoring the (TKO).