One of MMA’s biggest cards in 2017 has taken a massive it. According to reports, an undisclosed injury has forced Frankie Edgar out of UFC 218.
Combate first reported the news, which has since been confirmed by ESPN.com’s Brett Okamoto.
Edgar was slated to challenge featherweight champion Max Holloway in the show’s featured attraction.
As of now, it is believed the UFC is hoping to keep Holloway in the December 2 event against a different opponent.
Because Edgar’s injury is presently unknown, no timetable has been set for his return.
This would have marked the ninth time in Edgar’s past 16 outings that he’s fought with UFC gold on the line.
Holloway is arguably MMA’s hottest fighter having rattled off 11 straight victories en route to capturing the interim hardware. The Hawaiian’s last loss came at the hands of now-UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor.
UFC 218 takes place inside Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, Michigan.
Here is the card’s current lineup:
(6:15PM ET/3:15PM PT)
Amanda Cooper vs. Angela Magana
Allen Crowder vs. Justin Willis
Jeremy Kimball vs. Dominick Reyes
Razak Al-Hassan vs. Sabah Homasi
(Fox Sports 1 8PM ET/5PM PT)
Cortney Casey vs. Felice Herrig
Drakkar Klose vs. David Teymur
Yancy Medeiros vs. Alex Oliveira
Charles Oliveira vs. Paul Felder
(Pay-Per-View 10PM ET/7PM PT)
Michelle Waterson vs. Ticia Torres
Justin Gaethje vs. Eddie Alvarez
Sergio Pettis vs. Henry Cejudo
Alistair Overeem vs. Francis Ngannou
Max Holloway (UFC featherweight champion) vs. TBD