Max Holloway
Can Holloway (R) set up a title clash with Aldo next year? Reuters

Competition: UFC 206

Date: 10 December, Saturday

Time: 8am SGT (Sunday)/5:30am IST (Sunday)/12am GMT (Sunday) (onwards)

Venue: Air Canada Center, Toronto

TV Channel: In Singapore, the live TV coverage of the UFC 205 main event will be on Fox Sports.

Live Streaming: The fights can be watched online at UFC TV.

Live Updates will be available on UFC's Live Stats.

Overview

Anthony Pettis and Max Holloway will fight for the interim featherweight championship at UFC 206 in Toronto on 10 December.

The featherweight title is now up for grabs as UFC's first dual weight champion Conor McGregor vacated the title last month and Jose Aldo was named the interim title holder. The winner of Saturday's fight will have a shot at the title in a match against the Brazilian in 2017.

Both the fighters have it in them to take out Aldo in the potential bout. However, the immediate focus is on the main event of Saturday's UFC.

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The former lightweight star (19-5), who held the title from August 2013 to March 2015, won five successive fights to win and defend title before he was stopped by Rafael Dos Anjos in UFC 185, in a five-round battle. He then lost to Eddie Alvarez and Edson Barboza before switching to featherweight category.

He fought his first bout in the new category in August and defeat Charles Oliveira by unanimous decision in a draining three-round battle. Known for his strong left leg, the Wisconsin fighter is upbeat for his fight against Holloway, who is ranked three places above him at number two.

Pettis' ability to dynamically switch between orthodox and the southpaw stance will help him on Saturday in the octagon. However, his limited footwork and the tendency to wait for the perfect strike might work against Holloway, who is known for his striking capabilities.

On the other hand, the Hawaiian fighter (16-3) has been unbeaten in his last nine outings and is favourite to win Saturday's fight as well. Since his defeat to McGregor in 2013, Holloway has worked his way through the ranks and has proven to be a tough nut to crack.

His Spinning back kick has proved to be a lethal weapon and the 25-year-old fighter can also change stances to good effect. However, he needs to battle it out against Pettis, who has never been stopped so far.

Also, Donald Cerrone (31-7) and Matt Brown (20-15) will go head-to-head for the Welterweight title in the co-main event on Saturday.

Fight Card (main events)

Holloway v Pettis - Featherweight

Cerrone v Brown - Welterweight

Doo Ho Choi v Cub Swanson - Featherweight

Tim Kennedy v Kelvin Gastelum - Middleweight

Jordan Mein v Emil Meek - Welterweight

TV Schedule

Malaysia: Fox Sports Asia

Philippines: Fox Sports

UK: BT Sport 2

India: Sony Six

Australia: Fox Sports