UFC 236 PREVIEW & PREDICTIONS 4/13: Grocke’s updated odds & predictions for every fight
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UFC 236 Occurs in the State Farm Arena at Atlanta, Georgia on Saturday.
The main event features present featherweight champion Max Holloway taking on Dustin Poirier for the UFC interim lightweight championship. The winner of the struggle will in all probability move on to confront current winner, Khabib Nurmagomedov.
The final time Max Holloway failed to get his hands 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 consecutive fights. His latest victory was a stoppage against Brian Ortega at UFC 231. Before the Ortega fight, Holloway completed all-time featherweight great Jose Aldo in back-to-back bouts. At UFC 212 and again at UFC 218. Both finishes came in the next round. At twenty-seven years of age, Holloway creates the walk for the twenty-fourth moment. The Hawaiian born fighter has twelve wins through stoppage to go 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 in UFC 211. But, Poirier won the rematch from Alvarez in his most recent fight in UFC on FOX 30. His last three victories include Anthony Pettis, Justin Gaethje and Alvarez. All three finished inside the distance. Like Holloway, Poirier has also suffered a loss at the hands of Conor McGregor. Poirier’s loss was 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 make the walk to the thirtieth time on Saturday night. Nineteen of his career wins finished within the distance.
The co-main takes place in the middleweight division where Kelvin Gastelum squares off against 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 forced to pull out mere hours before the fight because of an abdominal hernia which required emergency surgery.
Since getting subbed from Chris Weidman in 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 career successes that are fifteen.
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