UFC 206 might not get Georges St. Pierre, but the Dec. 10 event will feature an intriguing matchup of featherweight contenders.
The Las Vegas-based promotion announced on Wednesday that Max Holloway will square off against Anthony Pettis at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto. Additionally, Mitch Gagnon will meet Matthew Lopez in a bantamweight duel. UFC 206 airs on pay-per-view and is currently headlined by a light heavyweight title tilt pitting Daniel Cormier against Anthony Johnson.
Holloway, 24, has won his last nine fights in the Octagon. Most recently, the Waianae, Hawaii, native took a three-round verdict over Ricardo Lamas at UFC 199 on June 4. He also owns notable wins against Jeremy Stephens, Charles Oliveira, Cub Swanson and Cole Miller during his streak.
A former UFC and WEC 155-pound king, Pettis moved to the featherweight division following consecutive losses to Edson Barboza, Eddie Alvarez and Rafael dos Anjos. His 145-pound debut proved successful, as “Showtime” submitted Oliveira with a guillotine choke 1:49 into the third stanza at UFC on Fox 21.