Having been the UFC lightweight champion, Edgar has been trying to capture the featherweight title ever since moving down to the 145-pound division in 2013. He has twice fought Jose Aldo for the belt, but failed to defeat him on both occasions. Edgar will be hoping that not only is the third time a charm in getting to the cage with Holloway, but also in his attempt to win the UFC featherweight championship.
The UFC 240 fight card also features former women’s featherweight champion Cris “Cyborg” Justino in the final fight of her current contract with the fight promotion. Having failed to reach a new agreement, thus far, Cyborg steps into the UFC 240 co-main event to face Felicia Spencer in what could be her final fight in the Octagon.
Spencer enters the bout with an unblemished 7-0 professional record, coming off of impressive submission victories over Megan Anderson and Pam Sorenson.
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