It’s looking less and less likely that Georges St-Pierre will grace the Octagon at UFC 206 on Dec. 10, but company officials on Wednesday added two more bouts to the Toronto fight card.
Holloway (16-3) has one of the longest active winning streaks in the UFC without being granted a title shot. Currently ranked No. 3, the Hawaiian has won nine consecutive fights, the four most recent of which came against Top 10 fighters. His last loss was to 145-pound champ Conor McGregor, but he is the only featherweight fighter to take the Irishman the distance.
Pettis (19-5) has only one fight at featherweight, a victory over Top 10-ranked Charles Oliveira in August. However, having once held the UFC lightweight championship and remaining a perennially ranked fighter, it didn’t take long for him to catapult to No. 6 in the featherweight division.
A victory over Holloway would immediately put Pettis near the top of the list for the next 145-pound title shot. Holloway, though, has already more than earned a shot at the belt, and defeating Pettis would cement his status as the top contender in the division.
Also announced for the UFC 206 fight card is a bantamweight bout between Mitch Gagnon and Matthew Lopez.
Officials also revealed a change to the Toronto line-up, announcing that Viviane Pereira replaced the injured Poliana Botelho in a 115-pound match-up with Valerie Letourneau.
UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier puts his belt on the line against Anthony “Rumble” Johnson in the UFC 206 main event.