This Saturday, the UFC will return to Toronto for the first time since September of 2013. It will do so with UFC 206, a card that has been rocked by fighter withdrawals but still stands out as a very exciting one.
The UFC 206 lineup is highlighted by several extremely compelling matchups. One such matchup is the main event, which will pit streaking Hawaiian Max Holloway against former lightweight champion Anthony Pettis in an interim featherweight title fight. Another is a welterweight scrap between fan favorites Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone and Matt Brown. A third compelling feature of the UFC 206 lineup is a showdown between ultra-violent light heavyweight prospects Misha Cirkunov and Nikita Krylov. The list goes on.
Of all the fights on the UFC 206 bill, however, there is perhaps none more exciting than the main card featherweight bout between veteran striker Cub Swanson and deceptively powerful prospect Doo Ho Choi. This fight, which is a strong candidate for Fight of the Night or Performance of the Night honors, has fans drooling in anticipation.
In advance of this intriguing showdown, masterful MMA analyst Robin Black has released one of his famous breakdowns for it. And just like all of his previous breakdowns, this one is fantastic.
Watch it in full at the top of this article!
Swanson will enter this fight having bounced back from consecutive submission losses to Frankie Edgar and Max Holloway with back-to-back defeats of Hacran Dias and recent UFC outcast Tatsuya Kawajiri. His overall record currently sits at 23-7.
Choi, meanwhile, will step onto the canvas in Toronto with a fantastic overall record of 14-1. Since joining the UFC in November of 2014, the young South Korean has delivered three consecutive first-round knockout wins over Juan Manuel Puig, Sam Sicilia and Thiago Tavares.
Who do you think comes out on top in this epic featherweight showdown? Sound off, PENN Nation!