ROUNDTABLE: Who wins between Max Holloway and Frankie Edgar?

Max vs. Frankie
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On Saturday, Frankie Edgar will challenge Max Holloway for the featherweight title, at UFC 240. Who wins?

Frank Hyden MMATorch Columnist

I like Edgar, but I think Holloway takes this by 4th round TKO. Holloway’s striking is so good and so constant that eventually it’ll take a toll on Edgar, even though he’s incredibly tough. You can only take so much damage and Holloway won’t give him much chance to recover. This should be another highlight reel win for Holloway.

Sean Covington MMATorch Contributor

Max Holloway is gonna beat the brakes off of little Frankie Edgar. After talking to Ray Freeman, I believe Edgar has a much better chance than I gave him but I still believe Max will tag him with almost every punch. We saw what Max did to Jose Aldo. Edgar is a legend and a Hall of Famer but he is finally get beat up for 5 rounds unless Max Holloway decides to end it early.

Michael Hiscoe MMATorch Columnist

I’d love to go with Frankie Edgar here but it’s hard to pick against Max Holloway, even after the loss to Dustin Poirier earlier this year. If you look at the Poirier fight as a blueprint for how to beat Holloway, that isn’t really Edgar’s game. Edgar likes to use his speed and his wrestling to wear guys down, but he’s 37 now and speed and wrestling are two skills that diminish with age. I think Holloway will return to form Saturday night and be able to stop the takedown, use his distance and take a third-round TKO win to keep his title.

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