The Air Canada Centre in Toronto hosted the UFC 206: Holloway vs. Pettis pay-per-view event on Saturday and was filled to capacity.
Holloway became the first fighter to finish former lightweight champion Anthony Pettis in the fight card’s main event. Holloway hurt Pettis to the body and put him away seconds later with a series of unanswered strikes. Following the fight, the Hawaiian called out champion Jose Aldo.
Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone remained unbeaten in the welterweight division in the co-main event by knocking out Matt Brown. Cerrone was knocked down twice in the fight and Brown had taken four head kicks, being knocked down twice himself. Cerrone’s fifth head kick was too much for Brown to absorb. The kick landed flush on the jaw of Brown and left him unconscious on the canvas.
Featherweights Cub Swanson and Doo Ho Choi stole the show with their main card war. Choi hurt Swanson in the early going, but Swanson recovered and went on the attack. Swanson had his South Korean opponent hurt on several occasions. The amount of damage Choi was able to endure was worth the price of the ticket. After fifteen minutes of absolute war, Swanson was declared the winner by unanimous decision.
The 12-bout fight card featured 4 knockout finishes, two submission wins, and six fights went to decisions.
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