Max Holloway and Anthony Pettis will face each for the catchweight fight at the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) 206 at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario on 10 December, Saturday.
Where to watch live
The Main Card event starts at 3am GMT (Sunday UK time). Coverage of the fight is on BT Sport 1. Live streaming of the link is available on the UFC's official website and the fight can be streamed on the web using UFC's Fight Pass for Early Prelims and Main Event. The fight between Max Holloway v Anthony Pettis is set to start at 5am GMT (Sunday UK time).
The main event at UFC 206 was scheduled between Daniel Cormier and Anthony Johnson, where the pair was set for a rematch. The 37-year-old won the vacant lightweight championship at UFC 187 last May and "DC" was set to defend his title once again on 10 December.
However, Cormier was forced to withdraw from the fight following an injury. The promotion company decided to set up a match between Johnson and Gegard Mousasi, which was turned down by the former. Johnson opted to wait for Cormier to return from injury and then have a rematch.
The fight was then decided between Hollaway and Pettis for the interim featherweight title, which will be the main event at Air Canada Centre on Saturday. The "Showtime" holds an MMA record of 16-3 has not lost a fight since August 2013.
Pettis, who is also known as the "Blessed" has lost three out of his last four fights, which were against Rafael dos Anjos, Eddie Alvarez and Edson Barboza. However, the 29-year-old will be hoping he can beat his compatriot on Saturday.
UFC 206 is the penultimate main event of this calendar year, prior to the big fight between Ronda Rousey and Amanda Nunes at UFC 207 on 30 December. It is also the first big event since Conor McGregor defeated Eddie Alvarez at UFC 205 at Madison Square Garden in New York.
Betting odds (betfair)
- Max Holloway to win: 1/2
- Anthony Pettis to win: 8/5
Main Card Event
- Catchweight: Max Holloway vs Anthony Pettis
- Welterweight: Donald Cerrone vs Matt Brown
- Featherweight: Cub Swanson vs Doo Ho Choi
- Middleweight: Tim Kennedy vs Kelvin Gastelum
- Welterweight: Jordan Mein vs Emil Meek