Featuring a featherweight title fight between streaking Hawaiian champ Max Holloway (18-3 MMA, 14-2 UFC) and future UFC Hall of Famer Frankie Edgar (22-5-1 MMA, 16-5-1 UFC), “UFC 218: Holloway vs. Edgar” takes place Dec. 2 at the new Little Caesars Arena in Detroit. The main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on FS1 and UFC Fight Pass.
Holloway currently is ranked No. 1 in the latest USA TODAY Sports/MMAjunkie MMA featherweight rankings; Edgar checks in at No. 3.
Tickets, which are priced at $250, $175, $125, $100, $75 and $50, go on sale to the general public at Ticketmaster.com on Friday at 10 a.m. ET. But UFC e-newsletter subscribers have access to a special pre-sale today at 10 a.m. ET, using the pre-sale code “CHAMP.”
In addition to the featherweight title main event, UFC 218 features a co-main event heavyweight showdown between Francis Ngannou (10-1 MMA, 5-0 UFC) and former title challenger Alistair Overeem (43-15 MMA, 8-4 UFC). Plus, “TUF 26” coaches Eddie Alvarez (28-5 MMA, 3-2 UFC) and Justin Gaethje (18-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) will meet in a crucial lightweight bout, and Olympic gold medalist wrestler and former flyweight title challenger Henry Cejudo (11-2 MMA, 5-2 UFC) will take on Sergio Pettis (16-2 MMA, 7-2 UFC).
UFC 218 is the promotion’s first visit to Michigan and the Detroit area since UFC 123 in 2010.
The UFC 218 lineup currently includes:
- Champ Max Holloway vs. Frankie Edgar
- Francis Ngannou vs. Alistair Overeem
- Eddie Alvarez vs. Justin Gaethje
- Henry Cejudo vs. Sergio Pettis
- Drakkar Klose vs. David Teymur
- Cortney Casey vs. Felice Herrig
- Yancy Medeiros vs. Alex Oliveira
- Razak Al-Hassan vs. Sabah Homasi
- Amanda Cooper vs. Angela Magana
- Jeremy Kimball vs. Dominick Reyes