Looks like Canadian fans will be treated to a featherweight bout that has Fight of the Night written all over it.

On Monday, it was revealed the UFC has booked a contest between a pair of streaking featherweights in Max Holloway and Charles Oliveira for the main event of the promotions debut in Saskatoon, Sask., Canada, on Aug. 23. The StarPhoenix was the first to report the news.

Holloway (13-3) will enter this bout looking to improve on his career best six fight streak, which includes five stoppage and three post figh bonuses. In his most recent effort, the 23-year-old Hawaiian, walked away with the biggest win of his career in the former of a third round submission over Cub Swanson at UFC on FOX 15 in April Prior to this win, ‘Blessed’ earned decision TUF 5 alum Col Miller, which marked the first time he had reached the judges scorecard in two years. To date his last loss came at the hands of current number one contender Conor McGregor.

Oliveira (20-4) will also be looking to extend his own win streak to five, which includes three submission wins, four post fight bonuses and Submission of the Year. In his most recent effort, the 25-year-old Brazilian earned a third round submission over rival Nik Lentz last month at UFC Fight Night 67, earning both Fight of the Night and Performance of the Night honors.

The entire event will take place Aug. 23 at the SaskTel Centre in Saskatoon, Canada.

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