Featherweight Contenders Max Holloway, Anthony Pettis to Clash at UFC 206 in Toronto

By Tristen Critchfield Oct 26, 2016


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.

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