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UFC 206 Update: Pettis misses weight, cannot win interim title



Should he defeat Max Holloway in the main event of UFC 206 tomorrow night, Anthony Pettis will not become the interim featherweight champion. A depleted looking Pettis missed the mark by three pounds at this morning’s weigh-in meaning that if he wins, he will not go down in history as a 2-division champion. If Holloway wins, he still gets the interim belt and the opportunity to unify the titles with current featherweight champ Jose Aldo. Holloway also gets 20% of Pettis’ purse.

When it comes down to it, this match shouldn’t even be for a belt anyway. Aldo was just promoted to champ earlier this month after winning the interim title this past summer at UFC 200. It’s strictly an attempt to try and sell more PPV’s by creating a belt and putting it on the line after the originally planned title bout between Daniel Cormier and Anthony Johnson was taken off the card due to injury. If Pettis does win tomorrow, he’ll still get a title shot against Aldo, he just doesn’t get to carry around a belt that means absolutely nothing.

Rustam Khabilov and and Valerie Letourneau also missed weight for their bouts against Jason Saggo and Viviane Pereira, respectively. The good news is, Kelvin Gastelum actually made weight! Here are your full weigh-in results for UFC 206. You can also catch the live stream for the ceremonial weigh-in event below beginning at 4 p.m. ET.

Preliminary Card (6:30 p.m. ET – UFC Fight Pass)

John Makdessi (155) vs. Lando Vannata (156)
Rustam Khabilov (158.5*) vs. Jason Saggo (155)
Zach Makovsky (125) vs. Dustin Ortiz (125)

Preliminary Card (8 p.m. ET – FS1)

Misha Cirkunov (205) vs. Nikita Krylov (206)
Olivier Aubin-Mercier (156) vs. Drew Dober (156)
Valerie Letourneau (117.5*) vs. Viviane Pereira (114)
Mitch Gagnon (135.5) vs. Matthew Lopez (136)

Main Card (10 p.m. ET – PPV)

Max Holloway (145) vs. Anthony Pettis (148*)
Matt Brown (171) vs. Donald Cerrone (170.5)
Dooho Choi (145.5) vs. Cub Swanson (146)
Kelvin Gastelum (185) vs. Tim Kennedy (186)
Emil Meek (170.5) vs. Jordan Mein (170)

image credit – Esther Lin/MMAFighting

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