ESPN first reported the fight today and it was confirmed by a UFC official, marking a return to the cage for Holloway (18-3, 14-3 UFC). In that span, he's defeated the likes of Chad Mendes, Cub Swanson, Urijah Faber, and Yair Rodriguez.
But "The Answer" now at least has the title shot he wanted and having lost to Aldo twice in the past, he will be hoping to get over the line this time and become a two-weight world champion.
The big question mark will be how he fares against a top tier wrestler like Frankie Edgar. Edgar has previously challenged for the UFC Featherweight Title before, losing to then champion Jose Aldo at UFC 156.
It was the 25-year-old Hawaiian's 11th consecutive win since he suffered a unanimous-decision defeat to former featherweight champion and current lightweight title-holder Conor McGregor in August 2013.
Edgar (21-5-1, 16-5-1), who lost a decision to Aldo in July 2016, is 7-2 at 145 pounds. That said, he has proven to be one of the most gutsy fighters in the promotion, and would certainly be worthy of the status of a two-division champion.
The championship bout will take place at the Little Caesars Arena in Detriot, Michigan on December 2.
Holloway vs. Edgar tops a card that includes Francis Ngannou vs. Alistair Overeem, Henry Cejudo vs. Sergio Pettis and Yancy Medeiros vs. Alex Oliveira.