UFC 236 takes place at the State Farm Arena in Atlanta, Georgia on Saturday.
The main event features present featherweight champion Max Holloway carrying on Dustin Poirier for your UFC interim lightweight tournament. The winner of the fight will in all probability move on to confront lightweight champion, Khabib Nurmagomedov.
The final time Max Holloway failed to receive his hand increased was back in April 2013 at UFC Fight Night 26 at which he dropped a unanimous decision to Conor McGregor. Ever since that time thirteen consecutive 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 finished all-time featherweight great Jose Aldo in back-to-back bouts. At UFC 212 and at UFC 218. Both ends came in the third round. At twenty-seven decades of age, Holloway creates the walk to the time. The born fighter has twelve wins through stoppage to go by decision along with eight.
Dustin Poirier is 4-0 over his last five fights with a no-contest because of 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 at UFC on FOX 30. His three victories include Justin Gaethje, Alvarez and Anthony Pettis. All three ended inside the space. Like Holloway, Poirier has also suffered a loss at the hands of Conor McGregor. Poirier’s loss proved to be a knockout back in September of 2014 in UFC 178. Since then”The Diamond” is 8-1-1. The thirty-year-old is likely to produce the walk for the thirtieth time on Saturday night. Nineteen of his career wins finished within the space.
The co-main occurs in 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 return from injury. Gastelum was set to face Whittaker for the title at UFC 234 however, the champion was made to pull out only hours before the fight because of an abdominal hernia which required emergency operation.
Since obtaining subbed from Chris Weidman at UFC on FOX 25 Gastelum has won his last 2 fights. He beat Michael Bisping via knockout at UFC Fight Night 122 and then won a split decision against Ronaldo Souza in UFC 224. The twenty-seven-year-old boasts ten finishes in career successes that are fifteen.
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