The card for UFC 206 will be headlined by an Interim Featherweight Title bout between Max Holloway and the former UFC Lightweight champ Anthony Pettis after the original matchup of Daniel Cormier and Anthony Johnson was postponed. On November 25th the fight was cancelled due to an injury sustained by the current UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Cormier, leaving Dana White and other promoters scrambling for a viable fight.
Holloway, 24, is a dynamic fighter out of Hawaii and is ranked 3rd in the official UFC Featherweight class and will be looking to win his 10th straight fight. Bet365 has the young Holloway paying 1.58 on the moneyline to win straight out, and that line is justified considering the last time he faced defeat was on August 17th, 2013 when he lost to Conor McGregor.
Pettis (19-5) will be making his second consecutive appearance in a featherweight fight after a victorious debut back on August 27th. Boxing, Muay Thai, Taekwondo, Wrestling and Jiu-Jitsu fighting styles make the 29-year old Pettis a handful for most opponents fighting in the featherweight class and have him as a slight underdog paying 2.40 on the moneyline at Bet365 Sportsbook
With the fight being held in Toronto for only the fourth time there are a lot of Canadian content on the card. Jordan Mein will take on Emil Meek in the 170 lbs class while Olivier Aubin-Mercier will fight American Drew Dober at 155 lbs. The lone women’s fight will see Quebec native Valerie Letourneau take on Viviane Pereira at 115 lbs, and newcomers John Makdessi and Jason Skaggo will also be representing the Maple Leaf at 155 lbs.