In honor of Khamzat Chimaev's 10 day turnaround for his fight against Gerald Meerschaert at UFC Vegas, we look back at the Top 5 fastest turnarounds in UFC history. The former featherweight and lightweight is now competing at welterweight and while it’s difficult to know what to expect from the “Phoenix” at this point, his game used to be built around a diverse striking arsenal with strong grappling to back it up. Wise on why Spencer will win: Full disclosure, I am the same guy who picked Jessica Eye to beat Valentina Shevchenko last month, so take this with the largest grain of salt. Now they’re finally going to share the Octagon together in the main event of this weekend’s return to Rogers Place in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. It's hard to do anything but expect a Holloway win and a possible stoppage. UFC 240: Fight by Fight Dive deep into the entire UFC 240 card with this edition of Fight by Fight. If she can build on that performance with a victory over Davis, Araujo will put herself in the thick of the title chase in the 125-pound weight class, setting herself up for a potential date with a Top 5 opponent as 2019 heads towards the finish line. UFC 240 … It was shocking at the time given just five weeks earlier Edgar was stopped for the first time in his career with a vicious knockout by Brian Ortega. His loss to Evloev was his first appearance in 16 months, so now that Choi has shaken off the rust, don’t be surprised to see a much more complete effort on Saturday night in Edmonton. Standing across the cage will be fellow 30-year-old Stewart, who earned a victory on Season 1 of the Contender Series, but failed to secure a contract. Koch’s UFC career has been a strange odyssey that includes a featherweight title fight that never came together, more fight cancellations than actual appearances in the Octagon, and numerous injuries and issues that have limited him to just three fights in the last five years. Date: July 27, 2018 Cookie Settings | Cyborg is coming off her first loss in over a decade when she was knocked out by Amanda Nunes as UFC 232 in December when Nunes became the first female two-division champion in UFC history. After finishing Ulka Sasaki to close out his 2018 campaign, “The Cannibal” kicked off 2019 with a first-round stoppage win over former title challenger Wilson Reis in April. Pondering Cyborg's future after the fight is where the real drama will begin, though. Gina Carano breaks the internet – With now-deleted nude pictures! UFC makes its return to Canada on Saturday night with its latest PPV offering north of the border. Holloway recently jumped up to the lightweight division to compete with Dustin Poirier for the UFC Interim Lightweight Championship and an opportunity to fight current titleholder Khabib Nurmagomedov. Fighters react to Israel Adesanya’s one-sided UFC 253 win over Paulo Costa. The 34-year-old Canadian is the perfect measuring stick for Araujo, who made her UFC debut on incredibly short notice, up two divisions back in May, posting a third-round stoppage win over Talita Bernardo. Still, his history of putting aside health concerns and delivering another stellar action fight is strong. UFC 240: Holloway vs. Edgar  UFC makes its return to Canada on Saturday night with its latest PPV offering north of the border. Where is the fight happening? section: | slug: ufc-240-fight-card-predictions-max-holloway-vs-frankie-edgar-expert-picks-odds-date | sport: mma | route: | Cyborg has a lot of that at the moment. Neal, a veteran of Dana White's Contender Series, made a splash in 2018 with a violent knockout of Frank Camacho. We can help go here. UFC 240: Holloway vs. Edgar July 27, 2019 Rogers Place, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada UFC FIGHT PASS EARLY PRELIMS 7:00 PM EST, ESPN PRELIMS 8:00 PM EST, PPV MAIN CARD 10:00 PM EST Spencer, meanwhile, will make just her second appearance in the Octagon after scoring a first-round submission over Megan Anderson in May. Sitemap | Finding out exactly where Holloway is both physically and mentally in this fight will be interesting. The main event of the evening is a UFC Featherweight Championship bout that will see Max Holloway return to the division to defend his title against Frankie Edgar. All Neal has done since punching his ticket to the UFC with a first-round stoppage win on Season 1 of the Contender Series — up a division and on short notice, I might add — is rattle off three straight victories to push his overall winning streak to five. But now that he’s gotten the first one out of the way and gotten a taste of what the competition is like in the big leagues, the 29-year-old French-Canadian will look to showcase the talents that carried him to this stage in his main card debut. Erik Koch (30-27, 29-28 x 2) def Kyle Stewart by Unanimous Decision. Featherweight champion Max Holloway will put his 145-pound strap on the line against veteran and legend Frankie Edgar in the main event of UFC 240 on Saturday night inside Rogers Place (10 p.m. US viewers will be able to watch UFC 240 Main Card on ESPN+ PPV, Prelims on ESPN and Prelims Card on ESPN+. Fighting out of Florianopolis, Lemos earned his last two victories competing in Seoul, South Korea, where he won and then successfully defended the Angel’s Fighting Championship heavyweight title with twin second-round stoppages. The UFC returns to pay-per-view this Saturday, July 27, when UFC 240 hits Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, with a relatively top-heavy fight card airing on ESPN+. Here are your pick makers: Brian Campbell (combat sports writer), Matthew Coca (producer), Jack Crosby (editor), Michael Mormile (producer) and Brandon Wise (editor). Saturday night in Edmonton, Dawodu welcomes the 24-year-old Horie to the Octagon for the first time. By clicking Sign up, you agree to our privacy policy. This one won't make the final bell, and I expect Price to walk away victorious. Olivier Aubin-Mercier vs. Arman Tsarukyan. *Newsday may receive a commission on purchases made through this link, which helps support the journalism we bring to readers. But Holloway, armed with a size advantage, doesn't quite have the same potential to suffer damage on a relatively quick turnaround than if he were facing other top contenders. Jake Nichols is The Body Lock's Editor in Chief. Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier planning rematch – Outside the UFC! With such a loaded event on tap, the crew at CBS Sports went ahead with predictions and picks for the main card with latest odds from Westgate. Your ad choices | But when fighting at featherweight, Holloway has been unmatched, rattling off 13 consecutive victories, including twin stoppages of Aldo and a masterful performance against Ortega to close out 2018. Can't get enough UFC? All Rights Reserved. By E. Spencer Kyte • Jul. The first time around, it was Edgar who suffered an injury, leading to Holloway’s rematch with Jose Aldo, and the second time, it was “Blessed” who was sidelined, resulting in Edgar squaring off with Brian Ortega. First, the Brazilian veteran missed weight by a considerable margin and then she suffered the first loss of her career, landing on the unhappy side of a split decision verdict in a showdown with former Invicta FC champ Livia Renata Souza. © 2004-2020 CBS Interactive. UFC 254 Prediction: Can Justin Gaethje beat Khabib Nurmagomedov? You might be using private browsing or have notifications blocked. Training out of the Alliance gym headed by Tsuyoshi Kosaka, the Pancrase standout brings an 8-1 record to the UFC. We are committed to genuine, high-quality reporting, but we need your support. Covering the impact of coronavirus on the sports world. While the 34-year-old is unlikely to still be competing when she’s 47, a return to the form that made her one of the most feared fighters in the sport is not out of the question as she looks to rebound from her first-round stoppage loss to Amanda Nunes at UFC 232 by handing Spencer the first loss of her career. Please log back in to enjoy your subscription. Receive stories, photos and videos about your favorite New York teams plus national sports news and events. Forgot your password? UFC 240: Holloway vs. Edgar was a mixed martial arts event produced by the Ultimate Fighting Championship that took place on July 27, 2019 at Rogers Place in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Conor McGregor accepts rematch against Dustin Poirier! Keep your nudity for your partner. The military veteran has faced tough competition throughout his career and is the kind of stout jack-of-all-trades who should give the returning Koch all he can handle on Saturday night. To kick off Hispanic Heritage Month, the Fighter Timeline series features Cain Velasquez and five of the biggest fights of his UFC career. 6-keys: media/spln/mma/reg/free/stories, at 1 contender Joseph Benavidez. Edgar, meanwhile, hasn't stepped in the Octagon since April 2018 when he scored a decision win over Cub Swanson. The night kicks off in the heavyweight division with a pair of newcomers looking to start the night in explosive fashion. Visit SportsLine now to get detailed picks on all 12 fights at UFC 240, all from the incomparable expert who's up more than $21,000 on MMA in the past year, and find out. Max Holloway defeats Anthony Pettis for the interim featherweight title at UFC 206 at Air Canada Centre on December 10, 2016 in Toronto. In her UFC debut, the Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt quickly submitted the previous titleholder, Megan Anderson, and on Saturday night in Edmonton, she’ll look to continue her run of success by knocking off the only other woman to previously hold the belt. After entering the house with a 3-2 record and getting bounced from the competition by Barb Honchak in the opening round, “The Savage” has earned three wins in four starts, all by submission, while stamping herself as one of the top young talents in the 125-pound weight class. Max Holloway (c) -360 vs. Frankie Edgar +280, Cris Cyborg -700 vs. Felicia Spencer +500, Arman Tsarukyan -160 vs. Olivier Aubin-Mercier +140, Krzysztof Jotko -180 vs. Marc-Andre Barriault +150.

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