UFC 206 Results: Max Holloway/Anthony Pettis Battle For The Interim Featherweight Title, Donald Cerrone Battles Matt Brown & A FOTY/KOTY

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#2 Max Holloway def. #5 Anthony Pettis by TKO via strikes (4:50, R3) to win the UFC interim Featherweight Title

#5 Donald Cerrone def. #14 Matt Brown by KO via head kick (0:34, R3)

#4 Cub Swanson def. #11 Doo Ho Choi by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)

Kelvin Gastelum def. #10 Tim Kennedy by TKO via strikes (2:45, R3)

Emil Meek def. Jordan Mein by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Preliminary Card (8pm EST., Fox Sports 1)

#13 Misha Cirkunov def. #8 Nikita Krylov by submission via guillotine choke (4:38, R1)

Olivier Aubin-Mercier def. Drew Dober by submission via rear naked choke (2:57, R2)

Viviane Pereira def. #9 Valerie Letourneau by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Matthew Lopez def. Mitch Gagnon by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-27)

Preliminary Card (6:30pm EST., UFC Fight Pass)

Lando Vannata def. John Makdessi by KO via head kick (1:40, R1)

Rustam Khabilov def. Jason Saggo by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

#11 Dustin Ortiz def. #7 Zach Makovsky by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)


Round By Round Recap

#7 Zach Makovsky vs. #11 Dustin Ortiz

Round One: The round begins with Ortiz nailing Makovsky with a few jabs, Makovsky tries attacking Ortiz with a few kicks. Ortiz grabs Makovsky before eating a knee strike to the midsection, Ortiz forces Makovsky against the cage wall while looking for a takedown. Ortiz starts using some dirty boxing against Makovsky before landing a few knee strikes to the midsection, Makovsky breaks free and separates from Ortiz. Ortiz scores a takedown on Makovsky after eating another knee strike, Makovsky scrambles to get up and he quickly scores a takedown on Ortiz. Ortiz gets to his feet and he scores a takedown again on Makovsky, Makovsky wall walks back to his feet and Ortiz nails him with a knee strike to the face. Ortiz again holds Makovsky against the cage wall while peppering him with short range strikes, the fighters break away from each other and Makovsky scores a takedown on a kicking Ortiz. Makovsky transitions to back control on Ortiz, Ortiz shakes Makovsky off of him and he gets top position as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Ortiz

Round Two: The round begins with both fighters attacking the other with some kicks, Makovsky scores a takedown and Ortiz pops right back up. Ortiz charges at Makovsky while throwing a short combination, Makovsky starts popping Ortiz with a few lefts. Ortiz puts Makovsky against the cage wall while landing a knee strike, Ortiz scores a takedown on Makovsky and Makovsky pops right back up to his feet with Ortiz holding onto him. Ortiz scores a takedown again on Makovsky and he gets the half guard, Makovsky rolls for a heel hook and Ortiz escapes to get back control. Ortiz starts attacking Makovsky with strikes while controlling him from back control, Makovsky eventually shakes Ortiz off of him after eating a ton of strikes and both fighters are standing. Makovsky scores a takedown on Ortiz and he gets back control, Ortiz quickly scrambles and he gets on top of Makovsky. Makovsky wall walks to his feet and Ortiz holds him against the cage wall as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Ortiz (Overall Score: 20-18 for Ortiz)

Round Three: The round begins with Makovsky quickly catching Ortiz with a right hook, Makovsky barely nails Ortiz with a follow up superman punch. Makovsky then cracks Ortiz with a knee strike to the midsection, Makovsky scores a takedown and Ortiz catches him in a guillotine choke. Makovsky escapes the choke and he maintains top position on Ortiz, Ortiz causes a scramble to get the fight standing again. Ortiz chases Makovsky around the cage while throwing strikes, Ortiz scores a takedown on Makovsky and Makovsky quickly scrambles to his feet. Ortiz grabs Makovsky and he holds him up against the cage wall, the fighters break away from each other and both fighters hunt for more takedowns. Ortiz scores a takedown on Makovsky and he gets the full mount, Ortiz starts attacking Makovsky with some ground and pound. Makovsky scrambles at the right time to get the fight standing again, Makovsky and Ortiz exchange some knee strikes. Ortiz scores another takedown on Makovsky and he gets back control, Makovsky scrambles again to get the fight standing again. Ortiz nails Makovsky with a head kick, Makovsky scores a takedown and Ortiz scrambles to get top position as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Ortiz (Final Score: 30-27 for Ortiz)

Official Result: Dustin Ortiz def. Zach Makovsky by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Jason Saggo vs. Rustam Khabilov

(Note: My internet connection died during the first round of this fight, thus it will not be recapped, I apologize for any inconvenience. Fightful will not be scoring this fight since I did not see the opening round.)

Round Two: The round begins with Khabilov attacking Saggo with a two punch combination, Saggo backs up Khabilov after attempting a high kick. Saggo keeps Khabilov at bay by throwing a variety of kicks, Khabilov continues attacking Saggo with two punch combinations. Khabilov scores a takedown on Saggo and he gets the open guard, Saggo scrambles to his feet after a few failed submission attempts against Khabilov. Khabilov nails Saggo with a flying knee strike and a multiple punch combination follows, Khabilov scores another takedown on Saggo as the round ends.

Round Three: The round begins with Saggo attacking a kicking Khabilov with a right to the midsection, Khabilov responds by attacking Saggo with an overhand right. Saggo starts attacking Khabilov with some leg kicks as well, Khabilov nails a kicking Saggo with a counter left. Saggo responds by attempting a high kick against Khabilov, Saggo also just starts to swing wildly against Khabilov. Khabilov scores a takedown on Saggo and he gets the open guard, Khabilov starts attacking Saggo with some ground and pound. Saggo scrambles to his feet and Khabilov immediately puts him back on the ground, Khabilov postures up and Saggo scrambles to his feet. Khabilov scores another takedown on Saggo as the round ends.

Official Result: Rustam Khabilov def. Jason Saggo by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

John Makdessi vs. Lando Vannata

Round One: The round begins with Vannata attacking Makdess with a kick to the midsection, Vannata starts attacking Makdess with a variety of kicks. Makdess starts peppering Vannata with some jabs, Vannata comes forward and attacks Makdess with a combination. Vannata also catches Makdess with a few leg kicks as well, Vannata levels Makdess with a wheel kick to the head and Makdess goes out cold.

Official Result: Lando Vannata def. John Makdessi by KO via head kick (1:40, R1)

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Mitch Gagnon vs. Matthew Lopez

Round One: The round begins with Gagnon nailing Lopez with a knee strike after catching a kick, Lopez nails Gagnon with a right while they were clinching up. Lopez then pops Gagnon with a straight left, Gagnon puts Lopez against the cage wall while looking for a takedown. Lopez scores a takedown and Gagnon pops right back up to his feet, Lopez again catches Gagnon with a straight left. Gagnon starts attacking Lopez with some leg kicks, Gagnon drops Lopez with a left hook and he pounces on him with a bunch of strikes. Gagnon gains back control on a downed Lopez, Lopez spins at the right time and he winds up getting top position on Gagnon. Lopez quickly transitions to the half guard position on Gagnon, Gagnon is quick to force Lopez back into his full guard. Lopez postures up and Gagnon scrambles to his feet, Gagnon scores a takedown on a kicking Lopez. The fighters both roll for heel hooks on the other as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Gagnon

Round Two: The round begins with Gagnon putting Lopez against the cage wall while looking for the takedown, Lopez breaks free and he peppers Gagnon with jabs. Gagnon goes for a takedown and Lopez reverses to get top position followed by full mount, Gagnon quickly forces Lopez into the half guard position. Gagnon then eats some strikes while trapping Lopez in the full guard, Lopez postures up and attacks Gagnon with some more strikes. Lopez returns to the full guard of Gagnon while landing more strikes, Lopez briefly gains back control on Gagnon while landing more ground and pound. Lopez regains back control after a brief scramble and he starts hunting for the rear naked choke, Lopez transitions to the full mount on Gagnon. Lopez regains back control on a moving Gagnon, Gagnon scrambles to his feet and Lopez drags him back to the ground as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Lopez (Overall Score: 19-19 for Draw)

Round Three: The round begins with Gagnon accidentally kicking Lopez low and the fight is halted, the fight resumes with Lopez popping Gagnon with a straight left. Lopez grabs Gagnon and he puts him against the cage wall before scoring a takedown, Lopez gains back control on Gagnon. Gagnon scrambles and Lopez is put in the open guard, Lopez regains back control on Gagnon while landing the occasional strike. Gagnon wall walks to his feet and he nails Lopez with a knee strike, Lopez then hits a swinging Gagnon with a counter right. Gagnon puts Lopez against the cage wall before a few moments, Lopez scores a takedown on Gagnon and he gets the open guard. Lopez returns to the back control position onGagnon while landing strikes, Gagnon tries standing up and Lopez trips him back to the ground. Gagnon scrambles to his feet as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Lopez (Final Score: 29-28 for Lopez)

Official Result: Matthew Lopez def. Mitch Gagnon by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-27)

#9 Valerie Letourneau vs. Viviane Pereira

Round One: The round begins with Letourneau dancing around Pereira while throwing jabs, Letourneau also attacks Pereira with a high kick. Pereira starts to take some swings against Letourneau, Pereira looks for the takedown and Letourneau creates space to get free. Pereira catches Letourneau with a right to the midsection, Letourneau scores a takedown on a kicking Pereira and she gets the full mount. Letourneau starts attacking Pereira with some ground and pound, Pereira forces Letourneau into the half guard position and then the full guard. Letourneau goes right back to attacking Pereira with ground and pound, Letourneau transitions back to the half guard position on Pereira before gaining side control Pereira scrambles to her feet and she puts Letourneau against the cage wall, Letourneau starts catching Pereira with some knee strikes to the midsection as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Letourneau

Round Two: The round begins with Letourneau attacking Pereira with a variety of kicks, Letourneau nails a swinging Pereira with a counter right. Pereira tries attacking Letourneau with a few punching combinations, Pereira catches Letourneau with a right to the midsection. Letourneau starts cracking Pereira with a few rights as well, Pereira nails Letourneau with a two punch combo after eating a kick to the midsection. Letourneau catches an incoming Pereira with a counter right hook, Letourneau catches Pereira with another kick to the midsection. Pereira puts Letourneau against the cage wall while eating a few knee strikes, Pereira scores a takedown on Letourneau and she gets the half guard. Letourneau quickly forces Pereira into her full guard, Pereira lands a few strikes before Letourneau scrambles to her feet. Letourneau jabs away at Pereira as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Letourneau (Overall Score: 20-18 for Letourneau)

Round Three: The round begins with Letourneau nailing Pereira with a three punch combination, Pereira also starts taking a few swings against Letourneau. Pereira starts cracking Letourneau with a few jabs as well, Pereira starts attacking Letourneau with a few leg kicks. Letourneau then cracks a swinging Pereira with a counter right, Letourneau follows that up by kicking Pereira in the midsection. Letourneau starts landing a few more kicks to the midsection of Pereira, Pereira grabs Letourneau and she attacks her with a knee strike. Pereira catches a swinging Letourneau with a counter left hook, Pereira follows that up by catching Letourneau with a two punch combination. Pereira holds Letourneau against the cage wall while looking for the takedown, Letourneau creates some space and Pereira attacks her with leg kicks. The fighters swing away at each other as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Letourneau (Final Score: 30-27 for Letourneau)

Official Result: Viviane Pereira def. #9 Valerie Letourneau by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Olivier Aubin-Mercier vs. Drew Dober

Round One: the round begins with Aubin-Mercier popping Dober with a few jabs, Dober responds by catching Aubin-Mercier with a left. Aubin-Mercier starts attacking Dober with some leg kicks, Aubin-Mercier rocks a swinging Dober with a counter left hook. Dober responds by popping Aubin-Mercier with a short right hook, Aubin-Mercier then cracks a swinging Dober with another counter left. Dober attacks Aubin-Mercier with a high kick and it gets blocked, Aubin-Mercier then hits a swinging Dober with a right hook. Aubin-Mercier continues cracking Dober with lefts, Dober starts landing some leg kicks on Aubin-Mercier. Dober again tries attacking Aubin-Mercier with a high kick, Dober hits Aubin-Mercier with a left as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Aubin-Mercier

Round Two: The round begins with Dober dropping a swinging Aubin-Mercier with a counter left, Dober starts attacking Aubin-Mercier with some ground and pound. Aubin-Mercier sweeps Dober to get top position with a knee bar attempt, Dober tries to scramble and Aubin-Mercier gains back control on him. Aubin-Mercier locks in the rear naked choke and a tap out follows.

Official Result: Olivier Aubin-Mercier def. Drew Dober by submission via rear naked choke (2:57, R2)

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#8 Nikita Krylov vs. #13 Misha Cirkunov

Round One: The round begins with Cirkunov attacking Krylov with a right hook, Krylov responds by kicking Cirkunov in the midsection. Krylov continues attacking Cirkunov with a plethora of kicks, Cirkunov attacks Krylov with a head kick attempt of his own. Cirkunov scores a takedown on Krylov and Krylov quickly gets backup, Krylov and Cirkunov clinch while exchanging knee strikes. Krylov lands a kick to the midsection of Cirkunov, Cirkunov scores another takedown on Krylov and Krylov gets right back up again. Krylov scores a takedown on Cirkunov and Cirkunov sweeps him to get top position, Krylov scrambles to get the fight standing again. Cirkunov then cracksKrylov with a straight left to the face, Cirkunov cracks a kicking Krylov with a counter left that drops him. Cirkunov catches Krylov in a guillotine choke to force a submission.

Official Result: #13 Misha Cirkunov def. #8 Nikita Krylov by submission via guillotine choke (4:38, R1)

Jordan Mein vs. Emil Meek

Round One: The round begins with both fighters attacking each other with leg kicks, Meek then attacks Mein with a high kick. Mein scores a takedown on Meek and Meek pops right back up, Meek starts hitting Mein with combinations. Mein scores a takedown on Meek and he gets the side control position, Mein transitions to the north/south position on Meek. Meek scrambles and he gets the fight standing again, Meek rocks Mein with a pair of right hooks to the face. Meek also nails Mein with a kick to the midsection, Mein responds by landing a few blows to the body. Mein starts catching Meek with some leg kicks of his own, Mein scores another takedown on Meek and he gets back control after a scramble. Meek wall walks to his feet and he attacks Mein with a high kick, Mein then cracks Mek with a two punch combination. Meek recovers by hitting Mein with a counter right before missing a flying knee strike, Meek holds Mein against the cage wall as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Mein

Round Two: The round begins with Meek quickly attacking Mein with leg kicks, Meek starts attacking Mein with combinations. Mein responds by landing some leg kicks of his own on Meek, Meek backs Mein into the cage all while landing a flurry of strikes. Meek scores a takedown on Mein and he gets the open guard, Meek transitions to the half guard position on Mein. Mein eventually traps Meek in his full guard and Meek quickly regains the half guard, Meek catches Mein in the arm triangle choke and Mein escapes to eat a ton of strikes. Meek attacks Mein with more ground and pound as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Meek (Overall Score: 19-19 for Draw)

Round Three: The round begins with Meek attacking Mein with some leg kicks, Meek comes forward while attacking Mein with combinations. Mein backs up Meek after landing a two punch combination, Meek grabs Mein and he holds him against the cage wall while landing knee strikes. Meek eats a right before scoring a takedown on Mein, Meek starts attacking Mein with some ground and pound. Mein goes for an arm bar and Meek survives it as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Meek (Final Score: 29-28 for Meek)

Official Result: Emil Meek def. Jordan Mein by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

#10 Tim Kennedy vs. Kelvin Gastelum

Round One: The round begins with Kennedy attacking Gastelum with a variety of kicks, Gastelum nails a kicking Kennedy with a multiple strike combination. Kennedy comes forward and he catches Gastelum with a right, Kennedy scores a takedown on Gastelum and Gastelum pops back up. Kennedy holds Gastelum against the cage wall while landing some knee strikes, Kennedy scores another takedown on Gastelum and he gets back control. Gastelum gets back to his feet and Kennedy puts him against the cage wall while landing knee strikes, Gastelum eats a ton of knee strikes before breaking free. Gastelum then cracks Kennedy with a left and then he nails a swinging Kennedy with a counter left, Kennedy grabs a hold of Gastelum and he lands a knee strike. Kennedy swings wildly at Gastelum and Gastelum responds with a combo of his own as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Kennedy

Round Two: The round begins with Gastelum attacking Kennedy with a kick to the midsection, Kennedy grabs Gastelum and he holds him against the cage wall. Gastelum gets standing back control on Kennedy and he drags him to the ground, Kennedy scrambles to his feet and he attacks Gastelum with some knee strikes. Gastelum breaks free and he nails Kennedy with a multi-punch combination, Gastelum starts catching Kennedy with some kicks to the midsection. Kennedy responds by catching Gastelum with a few kicks of his own, Kennedy scores a takedown on Gastelum after eating an uppercut. Gastelum sweeps Kennedy and he winds up in top position, Gastelum gets back to his feet and he swings away at Kennedy. Kennedy charges forward and he attacks Gastelum with a combination, Gastelum nails a swinging Kennedy with a counter left hook. Gastelum nails Kennedy with a few more lefts as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Gastelum (Overall Score: 19-19 for Draw)

Round Three: The round begins with Gastelum nailing Kennedy with a two punch combination, Gastelum traps Kennedy against the cage wall while landing a huge combination. Gastelum then cracks a swinging Kennedy with a counter left hook, Gastelum assaults Kennedy with a punching combination. Kennedy charges forward and he swings wildly at Gastelum, Kennedy misses a spinning wheel kick against Gastelum. Gastelum avoids the takedown from Kennedy before landing a left to the midsection, Gastelum drops Kennedy with a combination and he pounces on him with more strikes until the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Kelvin Gastelum def. #10 Tim Kennedy by TKO via strikes (2:45, R3)

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#4 Cub Swanson vs. #11 Doo Ho Choi

Round One: The round begins with Choi nailing a kicking Swanson with a counter right, Choi also nails Swanson with a few knee strikes to the midsection. Choi grabs the head of Swanson to nail him with three knee strikes to the head, Swanson backs up Choi after nailing him with a right. Swanson cracks a swinging Choi with a counter right and an uppercut, Swanson also starts hitting Choi with leg kicks. Choi responds by catching a swinging Swanson with a pair of rights, Choi pops Swanson with an uppercut before nailing him with another knee strike. Choi decides to put Swanson against the cage wall while looking for a takedown, Swanson spins Choi and puts him against the cage wall while landing knee strikes. The fighters separate and Swanson takes a few wild swings at Choi, Choi responds by carcking Swanson with some rights. Swanson backs up Choi after landing a two punch combination, Swanson grapples with Choi as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Choi

Round Two: the round begins with Choi cracking Swanson with a series of rights, Swanson goes back to just swinging wildly against Choi. The fighters clinch and Swanson nails Choi with strikes to the midsection, Swanson charges at Choi while landing a combination. Swanson rocks Choi with a combination and the two fighters get into a wild striking exchnage, Choi rocks Swanson with a counter right and he pounces on him with a ton of strikes. Swanson scores a takedown on Choi and he gets back control, Choi scrambles and he forces Swanson into the half guard. Swanson postures up and Choi attacks him with up kicks, Swanson allows Choi to stand back up as well. Swanson nails a swinging Choi with a two punch combination and a cartwheel kick, Choi stumbles Swanson with a short left. Choi backs up Swanson after landing a few rights to his head, Swanson comes forward and he pounces on Choi with a ton of strikes followed by a spinning back fist. Choi nails Swanson with a knee strike followed by a right as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Swanson (Overall Score: 19-19 for Draw)

Round Three: The round begins with Swanson cracking Choi with an overhand right, Choi and Swanson are just exchnaging a plethora of strikes in the center of the octagon. Swanson then lands a kick to the midsection of a backing Choi, Swanson looks for a takedown after Choi lands another combination. Choi gets behind Swanson and he clobbers him with rights before scoring a takedown, Choi looks for back control and Swanson sweeps him to get top position. Choi tries attacking Swanson with elbow strikes while on his back, Swanson postures up and he attacks Choi with strikes. Choi scrambles to his feet and Swanson nails him with a right, Swanson backs Choi into the cage wall while landing a huge combination. Swanson scores another takedown on Choi and both men scramble to their feet, Choi then cracks Swanson with an uppercut. The fighters are just taking wild swings at each other, Choi looks for a takedown and Swanson rolls to get the fight standing. Swanson then hits Choi with some knee strikes to the midsection, Swanson catches a swinging Choi with a counter right. Swanson nails Choi with a right and he pounces on him with a ton of strikes, Swanson drops Choi with a combination as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Swanson (Final Score: 29-28 for Swanson)

Official Result: #4 Cub Swanson def. #11 Doo Ho Choi by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)

#5 Donald Cerrone vs. #14 Matt Brown

Round One: The round begins with Cerrone attacking Brown with leg kicks, Cerrone also hits Brown with a kick to the midsection. Cerrone pops a swinging Brown with a counter right hook, Cerrone continues catching Brown with kicks to the midsection. Cerrone attacks Brown with a high kick followed by a punching combination, Cerrone starts peppering Brown with jabs as well. Brown tries nailing Cerrone with some punching combinations, Brown continues coming forward while swinging at Cerrone. Cerrone rocks Brown with a head kick that lands flush, Cerrone follows up with a left hook to the midsection of Brown. Brown charges forward and he nails Cerrone with a two punch combination, Brown slips on a kick attempt and Cerrone gets on top of him. Brown catches Cerrone in a triangle choke from out of nowhere and Cerrone eventually gets out to get the fight standing, Brown then pops Cerrone with a right. Cerrone eats some shots to the body and gets dropped as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Cerrone

​​Round Two: The round begins with Cerrone hunting for the takedown against Brown, Cerrone also attacks Brown with a high kick. Brown responds by catching Cerrone with a knee strike to the midsection, Cerrone eats a left hook before attacking Brown with leg kicks. Brown drops and rocks Cerrone with a right hook, Cerrone stands up and Brown swarms on Cerrone with a plethora of strikes. Brown backs up Cerrone with a two punch combination followed by a left to the midsection, Cerrone drops Brown with a head kick and Brown gets right back up. Brown then catches Cerrone with a standing elbow strike, Cerrone charges at Brown while throwing a combination. Cerrone follows that up by catching Brown with a few more rights, Cerrone again cracks Brown with a head kick. Brown responds by attacking the midsection of Cerrone with strikes, Brown catches a swinging Cerrone with a counter strike combination. Cerrone kicks away at Brown as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Cerrone (Overall Score: 20-18 for Cerrone)

Round Three: The round begins with Brown scoring a takedown on Cerrone and both fighters pop right back up to their feet, Cerrone rocks a swinging Brown with a counter right hook. Cerrone crushes Brown with a head kick and Brown goes out cold.

Official Result: #5 Donald Cerrone def. #14 Matt Brown by KO via head kick (0:34, R3)

UFC Interim Featherweight Title Decision Fight: #2 Max Holloway vs. #5 Anthony Pettis

Round One: The round begins with Pettis attempting a jumping switch kick at Holloway, Holloway starts attacking Pettis with leg kicks. Pettis responds by attacking Holloway with leg kicks of his own, Pettis then attacks Holloway with a three kick combination. Pettis continues attacking Holloway with a variety of kicks, Holloway then pops Pettis with a right to the midsection. Pettis nails Holloway with a spinning back kick to the midsection, Pettis then catches Holloway with a side kick to the rib cage. The fighters simultaneously nail each other with some rights, Holloway charges at Pettis while throwing a combination. Pettis hits an incoming Holloway with an overhand right, Holloway then catches a swinging Pettis with a counter left hook. Holloway starts nailing Pettis with punching combinations, Pettis looks for a takedown as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Holloway

Round Two: The round begins with Holloway and Pettis exchanging some leg kicks, Holloway drops a kicking Pettis with a counter right. Holloway allows Pettis to stand up after kicking away at his legs, Pettis attacks Holloway with a high kick. Pettis comes forward and he catches Holloway with a few strikes, Pettis attempts a cartwheel kick and Holloway blocks it. Pettis starts popping Holloway with a series of jabs, Holloway starts using his boxing as he attacks Pettis. Holloway nails an incoming Pettis with a left hook to the midsection, Pettis eats some strikes as he nails Holloway with a knee strike to the face. Pettis continues attacking Holloway with a variety of kicks, Pettis puts Holloway against the cage wall before eating a knee strike to the midsection. Holloway hits Pettis with a few more knee strikes as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Holloway (Overall Score: 20-18 for Holloway)

Round Three: The round begins with Pettis quickly exchanging leg kicks with Holloway, Pettis goes back to attacking Holloway with a variety of kicks. Pettis also catches Holloway with a round kick to the face, Holloway accidentally nails Pettis low and the fight is halted. The fight resumes with Holloway attacking Pettis with a high kick, Holloway charges at Pettis while throwing a combination. Holloway then cracks Pettis with a two punch combination, Holloway scores a takedown on Pettis and he allows him to stand back up. Pettis grabs Holloway and he puts him up against the cage wall, Holloway cracks Pettis with short elbow strikes. Pettis breaks free and he attacks Holloway with a head kick, Pettis nails a swinging Holloway with a counter right. Holloway and Pettis exchange some blows to the others body, Holloway then lands a kick to the midsection of Pettis. Holloway follows that up by landing a two punch combination on Pettis, Holloway scores a takedown on pettis and he gets side control. Holloway gets up and he allows Pettis to stand up as well, Holloway then hits Pettis with a spinning back kick to the midsection. Holloway rocks Pettis with a kick to the midsection and he pounces on him with strikes until the referee jumps in.

Official Result: #2 Max Holloway def. #5 Anthony Pettis by TKO via strikes (4:50, R3) to win the UFC interim Featherweight Title

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