UFC 206 FIGHT VIDEOSUFC 206: Holloway vs. Pettis
|Promotion||Ultimate Fighting Championship|
|Date||December 10, 2016|
|Venue||Air Canada Centre|
|City||Toronto, Ontario, Canada|
UFC 206: Holloway vs. Pettis was a mixed martial arts event produced by the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) held on December 10, 2016 at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
A UFC Light Heavyweight Championship rematch between the current champion Daniel Cormier and Anthony Johnson was originally expected to headline the event. The pairing met previously in May 2015 at UFC 187 with Cormier winning the fight (and the vacant title) via submission in the third round. However on November 25, Cormier pulled out due to injury and the bout was scrapped.Promotion officials reportedly tried to book Johnson against former Strikeforce Light Heavyweight Champion Gegard Mousasi, but the former opted to wait for Cormier to return. Therefore, a featherweight bout between Max Holloway and former UFC Lightweight Champion Anthony Pettis was shifted to the headlining spot. Another component was added to the fight, as it was expected to be for the interim UFC Featherweight Championship status. The current champion (as well as lightweight champion) Conor McGregor vacated his title and former champion/current interim titleholder José Aldo became the undisputed champion.