UFC 226 could get a whole lot better in the coming days. According to a report from BJPenn.com’s Chris Taylor, an interim lightweight title fight between former interim champion Tony Ferguson and reigning featherweight champion Max Holloway is potentially headed to the card.
“I was just told from sources (the same that were involved in my pinned tweet) that an interim lightweight title fight between Max Holloway and Tony Ferguson is “being worked on” by officials for #UFC236” – Chris Taylor on Twitter.
Tony Ferguson and Max Holloway are the owners of two of the most impressive win streaks in MMA today.
Ferguson has won his last 11 fights. This streak includes impressive victories over former champions and top contenders like Anthony Pettis, Kevin Lee, Rafael dos Anjos, Edson Barboza, Josh Thomson, and many others. He’s a fantastic 24-3 overall.
The featherweight champ Max Holloway, meanwhile, is on a jaw-dropping 13-fight streak. Highlights of this unbeaten run include triumphs over Brian Ortega, Jose Aldo (twice), Anthony Pettis, Ricardo Lamas, Jeremy Stephens, Charles Oliveira, Cub Swanson and others. He’s 20-3 overall.
This report lines up with a recent comment from Holloway, who recently seemed to suggest a title fight with Ferguson could be headed to UFC 236.
UFC 236 will go down on April 13. The host city has not yet been determined, though Atlanta is rumored to be a possibility.
The card will also feature an interim middleweight title fight between Israel Adesanya and Kelvin Gastelum, which will keep the division moving while champion Robert Whittaker recovers from his health issues. Paige VanZant will also reportedly return to action on the card.
This article first appeared on BJPENN.COM on 2/20/2019.