The two fighters faced each other at UFC 212. It was the last time both men have fought, making this an immediate rematch situation.
Brazil’s Combate were first to report the Edgar injury, and they’re now first to report that agreements between both fighters are in place for Max Holloway to defend against former featherweight champion Jose Aldo at UFC 218.
Here’s their report: (Translated)
José Aldo’s request was accepted. If it’s up to Max Holloway, the Brazilian will have his rematch for the UFC’s featherweight belt in Detroit on December 2. Aldo has a verbal agreement with Ultimate and the current champion to be the replacement for Frankie Edgar, who suffered a facial injury in the main event fight. Only the signature of the contract remains to confirm the match.
As soon as the challenger’s injury was announced, the former champion put himself at the disposal of Ultimate for a rematch, which was welcomed by the organization, which is already looking for a new opponent for Lamas for the event in Canada.