Sources confirmed Edgar’s withdrawal to ESPN on Wednesday, following an initial report by Brazilian news outlet Combate. According to Combate, Edgar suffered a facial injury.
The UFC has not yet announced Edgar’s withdrawal, or whether Holloway (18-3) will remain on the card. The 145-pound bout is scheduled to headline the pay-per-view event.
Holloway, of Waianae, Hawaii, is riding an 11-fight win streak. He won the title by knocking out Jose Aldo in the third round in June.
As far as potential replacements for Edgar, the UFC has a five-round fight between ranked featherweights Cub Swanson and Brian Ortega scheduled the following week, Dec. 9, in Fresno, California. There is also a fight scheduled for Dec. 16 between Aldo and Ricardo Lamas.