UFC 236 Occurs at the State Farm Arena at Atlanta, Georgia on Saturday night.
The main event features present featherweight champion Max Holloway carrying on Dustin Poirier for your UFC interim lightweight tournament. The winner of this struggle will in all probability move on to face Khabib Nurmagomedov, current champion.
The last time Max Holloway failed to get his hand raised was back in April 2013 in UFC Fight Night 26 where he dropped a unanimous decision to Conor McGregor. Since then Holloway has won thirteen consecutive fights. His most recent success was a 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 again at UFC 218. Both ends came in the third round. At twenty-seven years old, Holloway creates the walk to the time. The born fighter has twelve wins via 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 to the head of a grounded fighter against Eddie Alvarez in UFC 211. However, Poirier won the rematch from Alvarez in his most recent fight at UFC on FOX 30. His three victories include Anthony Pettis, Justin Gaethje and Alvarez. All three ended within 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 career wins ended inside the distance.
The co-main occurs at the middleweight division where Kelvin Gastelum squares off against Israel Adesanya for the UFC interim middleweight championship. The winner will face Robert Whittaker after the UFC middleweight champion is ready to return from injury. Gastelum was set to confront Whittaker for the title at UFC 234 but the champion was made to pull out mere hours before the fight because of an abdominal hernia which required emergency surgery.
Since getting subbed by 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 at UFC 224. The twenty-seven-year-old boasts ten endings in fifteen career successes.