Max “Blessed” Holloway, 27, of Waiane, Hawaii, United States was one of the winners at “UFC 240.” He successfully defended his belt as the reigning champion of the featherweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
Featuring 11 professional MMA bouts, “UFC 240” took place at the Rogers Place in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada on July 27, 2019. In the main event of the evening, Frankie “The Answer” Edgar, 37, of Toms River, New Jersey, USA challenged the reigning UFC Featherweight Champion with Herb Dean as the referee.
After five five-minute rounds, the title bout was left in the hands of the three judges, who unanimously scored it 50-45, 50-45 and 48-47. In the end, Dean raised the hand of Holloway, who was declared the winner via unanimous decision.
“Everybody said I wasn’t able to wrestle with this guy,” Holloway said in his post-fight interview. “I wanted to prove a point and go five rounds with him so I could let the world know I’m here to stay. The Blessed express is still on the move.”
Winning at “UFC 240” improved the professional MMA record of Holloway to 21 wins and 4 losses. On the other hand, Edgar now has 23 wins, 7 losses and 1 draw.
Including the U.S., seven countries were represented at “UFC 240.” The others were Brazil, Canada, Japan, Poland, Russia and South Korea.
Holloway and Edgar were among the six athletes who represented the U.S. Meanwhile, watch the official “UFC 240” weigh-ins recap here: