UFC 236 takes place in the State Farm Arena at Atlanta, Georgia on Saturday night.
The main event features current featherweight champion Max Holloway taking on Dustin Poirier for the UFC interim lightweight championship. The winner of the struggle will in all likelihood move on to face Khabib Nurmagomedov, current champion.
The final time Max Holloway failed to receive his hand increased was back in April 2013 at UFC Fight Night 26 where he dropped a unanimous decision to Conor McGregor. Since that time two fights have been won by Holloway. His most recent victory was a fourth-round stoppage against Brian Ortega at UFC 231. Before this Ortega fight, Holloway completed all-time featherweight great Jose Aldo in back-to-back bouts. At UFC 212 and at UFC 218. Both ends came in the next round. At twenty-seven decades old, Holloway creates the walk to the twenty-fourth moment. The born fighter has twelve wins via stoppage to go along with eight by decision.
Dustin Poirier is 4-0 over his last five fights with a no-contest due to an accidental knee into the head of a grounded fighter against Eddie Alvarez in UFC 211. But, Poirier won the rematch against Alvarez in his most recent fight in UFC on FOX 30. His three victories include Anthony Pettis, Justin Gaethje and Alvarez. All three ended inside the distance. Like Holloway, Poirier has also suffered a loss at the hands of Conor McGregor. The loss of poirier was a knockout back in September of 2014 in UFC 178. Since then”The Diamond” is 8-1-1. The thirty-year-old will produce the walk to the thirtieth time on Saturday night. Nineteen of his twenty five career wins finished within the space.
The co-main occurs at the middleweight division where Kelvin Gastelum squares off from Israel Adesanya for the UFC interim middleweight championship. The winner will face Robert Whittaker once the UFC middleweight champion is about to come back from injury. Gastelum was set to confront Whittaker for the name at UFC 234 however, the champion was forced to pull out only hours before the fight due to an abdominal hernia that required emergency operation.
Since getting subbed by Chris Weidman at UFC on FOX 25 Gastelum has won his last two fights. He beat Michael Bisping via knockout at UFC Fight Night 122 and then won a split decision against Ronaldo Souza at UFC 224. The twenty-seven-year-old boasts ten endings in career successes that are fifteen.
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