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Anthony Pettis Misses Weight for UFC 206 - This Is Sports Zone
 
 

Anthony Pettis missed weight Friday for his interim featherweight championship fight against Max Holloway. Pettis (19-5) was 148 pounds at the official weigh-in, exceeding the allowed weight of 145. Holloway (16-3) came in right at 145 pounds. The bout will still headline UFC 206 on Saturday at Air Canada Centre, but UFC president Dana White told ESPN that it is now an interim title fight for Holloway only. If Pettis wins, he won’t be an interim champion. Pettis will forfeit 20 percent of his purse, which is standard.

UFC is scheduled to host a ceremonial weigh-in Friday afternoon at Air Canada Centre, during which every fighter at UFC 206 will reappear on a scale. That weigh-in is for entertainment purposes, meaning Pettis does not have another opportunity to make weight. UFC created the interim title fight last month, when the UFC 206 pay-per-view lost its original main event between light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier and Anthony Johnson. Cormier withdrew from the bout because of an injury.

In addition to turning the Pettis-Holloway fight into an interim title bout, UFC stripped former champion Conor McGregor (21-3) of the official featherweight title and promoted then-interim champion Jose Aldo to the division’s official titleholder.

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