UFC 236 Occurs in the State Farm Arena at Atlanta, Georgia on Saturday night.
The main event features present featherweight champion Max Holloway carrying on Dustin Poirier for the UFC interim lightweight championship. The winner of the struggle will in all likelihood move on to face lightweight winner.
The last time Max Holloway failed to receive his hands increased was back in April 2013 at UFC Fight Night 26 at which he dropped a unanimous decision to Conor McGregor. Ever since then Holloway has won consecutive fights. His most recent success was a fourth-round stoppage against Brian Ortega in UFC 231. Prior to the 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 years of age, Holloway makes the walk for the time. The Hawaiian born fighter has twelve wins via stoppage to go by choice along with eight.
Dustin Poirier is 4-0 over his last five fights with a no-contest due to an accidental knee to the head of a grounded fighter against Eddie Alvarez at UFC 211. However, Poirier won the rematch from Alvarez in his latest fight at UFC on FOX 30. His last three victories include Justin Gaethje, Alvarez and Anthony Pettis. All three finished 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 at UFC 178. Since then”The Diamond” is 8-1-1. The thirty-year-old is likely to produce the walk to the thirtieth time on Saturday night. Nineteen of his career wins finished inside the distance.
The co-main takes place at the middleweight division where Kelvin Gastelum squares off from Israel Adesanya for its UFC interim middleweight championship. The winner will face Robert Whittaker once the UFC middleweight champion is ready to return from injury. Gastelum was set to face Whittaker for the name at UFC 234 but the champion was forced to pull out only hours before the fight because of an abdominal hernia that required emergency surgery.
Since getting subbed from Chris Weidman in 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.