The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) returned with two enthralling Interim Title bouts this weekend.
Brawling for the Interim Lightweight Title, on a thirteen fight winning streak, Max “Blessed” Holloway, the “Top Fan Favorite MMA Fighter”, whose last loss was to Conor McGregor at UFC FN 26 on the 17th of August, way back in 2013, took on Dustin “The Diamond” Poirier on a four fight winning streak TONIGHT (April 13, 2019), at the highly anticipated UFC 236 PPV event on ESPN from the State Farm Arena in Atlanta, Georgia. Max made the jump to 155 for his chance at revenge against Poirier, who handed him his first Pro MMA loss, but it proved not to be a triumphant move after all for Holloway. But it was a superfluous war he fought, nonetheless.
The co-main consisted of a Interim Middleweight Title fight over Robert Whittaker’s title, featuring MMA artists Kelvin Gastelum, who last fought and won against both Ronaldo Souza and Michael Bisping, up against Israel ‘The Last Stylebender’ Adesanya, aka: the “#5 Current Best MMA Middleweight Fighter”, who came into this battle on a sixteen fight winning streak. Gastelum failed to break that streak, despite a valiant effort on his part.
On this episode of the show, Eddie Mercado of The 6th Round podcast joins Flyin’ Brian J to discuss the nights violence and nonsensical post-fight antics.
This post-fight show is aimed at recapping all of the action from this event with the live viewer serving as the co-host. We go over post-fight ratings, talk about technique, discuss WTF moments from the card, and give out pretend bonuses.
Here’s a look at the fight card results for the UFC 236 PPV, via Tapology.com:
UFC 236 MAIN EVENT | 10PM/7PM ET/PT
Dustin Poirier def Max Holloway, Dec-Unanimous, 5 Rds, 25:00 Total
Israel Adesanya def Kelvin Gastelum, Dec-Unanimous, 5 Rds, 25:00 Total
Khalil Rountree def Eryk Anders, Dec-Unanimous, 3 Rds, 15:00 Total
Dwight Grant def Alan Jouban, Dec-Split, 3 Rds, 15:00 Total
Nikita Krylov def Ovince St. Preux, Sub-Rear Naked Choke, 2:30 Rd 2 of 3, 7:30 Total
PRELIMS ESPN | 8PM/5PM ET/PT
Matt Frevola def Jalin Turner, Dec-Unanimous, 3 Rds, 15:00 Total
Alexandre Pantoja def Wilson Reis, KO/TKO-Punches, 2:58 Rd 1 of 3
Max Griffin def Zelim Imadaev, Dec-Majority, 3 Rds, 15:00 Total
Khalid Taha def Boston Salmon, KO/TKO-Punches, 0:25 Rd 1 of 3
EARLY PRELIMS ESPN+/FIGHTPASS | 6:15PM/3:15PM ET/PT
Belal Muhammad def Curtis Millender, Dec-Unanimous, 3 Rds, 15:00 Total
Montel Jackson def Andre Soukhamthath, Dec-Unanimous, 3 Rds, 15:00 Total
Poliana Botelho def Lauren Mueller, Dec-Unanimous, 3 Rds, 15:00 Total
Brandon Davis def Randy Costa, Sub-Rear Naked Choke, 1:12 Rd 2 of 3, 6:12 Total
FOTN: Dustin Poirier $50K and the belt, Holloway $50K.
FOTN: Israel Adesanya $50K and the belt, Gastelum $50K.
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