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Toronto gets Max Holloway versus Anthony Pettis featherweight tilt for UFC 206



A pivotal featherweight contest between two of the most exciting fighters in the division has been added to UFC 206 in Toronto.

Canada’s TSN was the first to announce that former UFC and WEC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis (19-5) will take on Max Holloway (16-3) on the December 10th PPV.

After being run out of the lightweight division by Rafael dos Anjos, Eddie Alvarez and Edson Barboza, Pettis had to drop to featherweight to get back to his winning ways. A late submission win over Charles Oliveira in Vancouver put ‘Showtime’ right where he needed to be in his new division. Now, as the 6th ranked featherweight in the world, Pettis will face the hottest fighter in the division without a belt.

Coming in on the strength of a 9-fight winning streak, Holloway currently sits at #3 in the division behind a champion who will likely never fight inside of it again and another champion who never wants to fight for the UFC again. I suppose that makes him the top active featherweight in the world.

A win over Pettis gives Holloway that big name he needs on his list of victims, a name that will finally put the young Hawaiian in a position where he can no longer be denied a title shot. A victory for Pettis would catapult him right into that same spot Holloway holds today after just two fights at 145 lbs.

This is the fight that UFC 206 needed to become to get fans to at least think about spending their hard-earned money on a card sandwiched in between two of the biggest PPV’s in the history of the company.

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