Breaking: Frankie Edgar And Brian Ortega In Progress For UFC 222 Replacement

As we just lost the big card at UFC 222, where Max Holloway supposes to defend his featherweight belt against Frankie Edgar in the main, is out due to an undisclosed injury.

The UFC made a quick move, according to a new report by Combate a rematch between bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw and former champ and former teammate Alpha Male Cody Garbrandt on the line is being discussed to headline the event, but Ariel Helwani refuted the reports.

However, he also added that Frankie Edgar may fight Brian Ortega without an interim title on the line.

Champ Max Holloway who defeated Jose Aldo back in December and this being his first pull-out ever in a fight, it makes sense not to just create another interim featherweight title. However, Frankie Edgar may want to just wait again to fight Max Holloway rather risking losing his sure-thing shot to Ortega. The latest development on a replacement for Max Holloway is Brian Ortega in a non-title fight.

UFC is working on salvaging 222. Obviously the card can’t be a PPV after losing that headliner (this is why not all second-to-last fights are “co-mains”). Might involve replacing Holloway vs Edgar or a new main altogether. Developing. Ariel Helwani

Not finalized, but the current plan is Edgar vs. Ortega in a non-title fight on March 3. And if that gets done, then they’d hope to have a new title fight (TJ vs. Cody 2 has been discussed) as the headliner. Still fluid at the moment. Developing. Ariel Helwani

TJ Dillashaw, who had his name linked to flyweight champ Demetrious Johnson for the title, will make at least one more fight in his home category. ‘Mighty Mouse’ underwent shoulder surgery and is currently recovering.

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