Max Holloway has been asking for a fight for a while, and the UFC have finally obliged. At UFC 206 in Toronto, Canada, Holloway will face former lightweight champion Anthony Pettis.
The fight has severe divisional ramifications. With featherweight champion Conor McGregor currently attempting to win the lightweight title at UFC 205, and interim champion Jose Aldo currently out of sorts in regards to his role in the sport, Pettis vs. Holloway represents an opportunity for either man to stake a claim as the top of 145-pounds.
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Holloway has been clamouring for an opportunity at a big name for some time, and despite Pettis’ recent spotty record, this fight represents just that.
Holloway currently rides a nine fight win streak, with his last loss actually coming to current champion McGregor. Pettis, on the other hand, has only recently dropped to featherweight. He marked his 145-pound debut with a victory over Charles Oliveira after a tough run at lightweight.