Tonight’s UFC 206 is the event sandwiched in between the coronation of Conor McGregor at Madison Square Garden at UFC 205 and the return of Ronda Rousey at UFC 207. So while it doesn’t quite have the buzz of those two pay-per-views, it certainly has an intriguing card in its own right and it should be great entertainment for fight fans around the world.
After the UFC Light Heavyweight Championship bout between champion Daniel Cormier and Anthony Johnson was scrapped due to Cormier suffering an injury, a featherweight fight between Max Holloway and Anthony Pettis was elevated to main event status.
In order to increase interest for the fight, it was announced the winner would be crowned the interim Featherweight Champion after the UFC had McGregor relinquish the title. But at the weigh-ins, Pettis came in at 148 lbs, three pounds over the featherweight limit of 145 lbs. for a championship fight. Therefore only Holloway will be eligible to win the interim title.
UFC 206 will emanate from the AirCanada Centre in Toronto, with the undercard beginning at 6:30 p.m. EST on UFC Fight Pass and moving over to Fox Sports 1 at 8 p.m. The main card will then start at 10 p.m. on pay-per-view.
I’ll be providing live updates and results all night, so be sure to check back throughout the night to find out what goes down.
Main Card (10 p.m. EST on Pay-Per-View)
148 lbs.*: Max Holloway def. Anthony Pettis via TKO at 4:50 of round 3 to become the interim UFC Featherweight Champion
170 lbs.: Donald Cerrone def. Matt Brown via KO (head kick) at 0:34 of round 3
145 lbs.: Cub Swanson def. Doo Ho Choi via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
185 lbs.: Kelvin Gastelum def. Tim Kennedy via TKO (punches) at 2:45 of round 3
170 lbs.: Emil Weber Meek def. Jordan Mein via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Preliminary Card (8 PM ET/5 PM PT, FS1)
205 lbs.: Misha Cirkunov def. Nikita Krylov via submission (guillotine choke) at 4:38 of round 1
155 lbs.: Olivier Aubin-Mercier def. Drew Dober via submission (rear-naked choke) at 2:57 of round 2
117.5 lbs.*: Viviane Pereira def. Valerie Letourneau via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
135 lbs.: Matthew Lopez def. Mitch Gagnon (29-28, 29-28, 29-27)
Preliminary Card (6:30 PM ET/3:30 PM PT, Fight Pass)
155 lbs.: Lando Vannata def. John Makdessi via KO (wheel kick) at 1:40 of round 1
158 lbs.*: Rustam Khabilov def. Jason Saggo via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
125 lbs.: Dustin Ortiz def. Zach Makovsky via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)