Undefeated Brian Ortega became the first fighter to finish Frankie Edgar in an MMA contest, knocking him out with a right uppercut at 4:44 of the opening round.
with that win, Ortega will now face featherweight champ Max Holloway (19-3) for the undisputed title.
“T-City,” says if he manages to beat Holloway, he has grand plans to move to 155 pounds in the near future.
“I’ve definitely thought about it,” Ortega told the UFC Unfiltered podcast. “My goal is if I’m successful against Max Holloway, then I’m looking at some opportunities and things in the 155-pound division. We need the perfect match up, not just a regular match. I really want to give [the fans] a war, something crazy, something big.”
Prior to this win, Brian Ortega (14-0) submitted Cub Swanson via submission this past December.
Meanwhile, Max Holloway is the winner of 12 straight with nine finishes.
UFC president Dana White also confirmed that Ortega would next fight Max Holloway at UFC 226 in July. Holloway is currently recovering from an injury which kept him from originally fighting Frankie Edgar.