On Monday, it was reported a featherweight shootout between up-and-comers Max Holloway (pictured) and Charles Oliveira will headline the UFC’s debut event in Saskatoon, Canada.
The StarPhoenix today first reported the bout.
The August 23 event takes place in a yet-to-be announced venue.
Holloway will be riding a six-fight winning streak into the tango, with all but one of those wins coming via finish. “Blessed” most recently submitted Cub Swanson in April.
Oliveira has rattled off four consecutive victories, with three of those W’s coming by way of submission. The 25-year-old is fresh off last month’s win over Nik Lentz.
No other bouts have been announced for the lineup.
No word if UFC Fight Pass, Fox Sports 1, Fox Sports 2 or some combination of the three will make the event available for live viewing in America.