The second pay-per-view event from the Ultimate Fighting Championship takes place this Saturday night from Edmonton’s Rogers Place, UFC 240. For our Canadian audience, you’re advised to call your cable, satellite, or telco provider to order the PPV.
United States-based viewers can access https://plus.espn.com/ufc/ppv and preorder the event. If you’re looking to watch the UFC 240 main card at a bar or restaurant, access bars.ufc.com and enter your zip code. You’ll see a list of bars confirmed and unconfirmed to be showing the event. For the unconfirmed bars, simply call ahead.
UFC 240 (main card Saturday 10 p.m. EDT, 7 p.m. PDT on ESPN+ pay-per-view) is headlined by a fight for the UFC’s Featherweight championship.
Incumbent champion Max Holloway (20-3) will meet challenger and No. 4 contender Frankie Edgar (22-6-1). As is the case with all title fights in the UFC, this is scheduled for a maximum of five rounds at five minutes per round.
Heading into this Saturday night’s title fight, champion Max Holloway is the taller contestant. He stands 5-foot-11, five inches taller than challenger Frankie Edgar’s 5-foot-6 frame.
Champion Holloway has posted a 4-1 record during his last five UFC appearances. He enters UFC 240 looking to avenge his loss last time out via unanimous decision against Dustin Poirier in the UFC 236 main event on Apr. 13, the first UFC PPV to stream exclusively to ESPN+.
In the other corner, challenger Edgar has gone 3-2 in his last five UFC fights. He enters UFC 240 trying to win his second straight fight, as last time out, he scored a unanimous decision victory against Cub Swanson on Apr. 21, 2018 in UFC Fight Night Atlantic City on FS1.
The Tale of the Tape
UFC.com shows that Max Holloway owns a one-inch reach advantage (69 inches to 68 inches) and a five-inch leg reach advantage (42 inches to 37 inches) heading into the main event.
Prediction: Max Holloway by first-round knockout.
Other fights on Saturday night’s main card include
Cris Cyborg (20-2, one no-contest) vs. Felicia Spencer (6-0) [Women’s Featherweight, co-main event]
Geoff Neal (11-2) vs. Niko Price (13-2, one no-contest) [Welterweight]
Olivier Aubin-Mercier (12-4) vs. Arman Tsarukyan (12-1) [Lightweight]
Marc-Andre Barriault (11-1) vs. Krzystof Jotko (19-4) [Middleweight]
UFC 240 at a Glance
Early Prelims: Saturday, 7 p.m. EDT, 4 p.m. PDT, ESPN+ and UFC Fight Pass
ESPN Prelims: Saturday, 8 p.m. EDT, 5 p.m. PDT, ESPN
Main Card: Saturday, 10 p.m. EDT, 7 p.m. PDT, ESPN+ PPV
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