On Saturday, April 13, the UFC hosted UFC 236: Holloway vs. Poirier 2 from the State Farm Arena in Atlanta.
In the night’s main event, the promotion’s featherweight champion, Max Holloway, moved up in weight to face a familiar foe, Dustin Poirier, for the interim lightweight championship. The pair met at UFC 143 in Holloway’s promotional debut with Poirier submitting the Hawaiian by armbar. Holloway was most recently in action at UFC 231 in December, where he topped Brian Ortega. Poirier is riding the momentum of back-to-back stoppage wins over former champion Eddie Alvarez and Justin Gaethje.
Interim gold was also on the line in the co-main event as Ultimate Fighter winner Kelvin Gastelum took on kickboxing stalwart Israel Adesanya in the middleweight division.
The 13-fight event kicked off with three preliminary-card bouts streaming live on ESPN+ at 6:15 p.m. ET. Four additional prelims followed at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN, with the five-fight main card started at 10 p.m. ET on pay-per-view.
Dustin Poirier def. Max Holloway by unanimous decision (49-46×3) – for interim lightweight title
Israel Adesanya def. Kelvin Gastelum by unanimous decision (48-46 x3) – for interim middleweight title
Khalik Rountree def. Eryk Anders by unanimous decision (30-26×3)
Dwight Grant def. Alan Jouban by split decision (29-28, 27-30, 29-28)
Nikita Krylov def. Ovince Saint Preux by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 2, 2:30
Matt Frevola def. Jalin Turner by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
Alexandre Pantoja def. Wilson Reis by TKO (punches). Round 1, 2:58
Max Griffin def. Zelim Imadaev by majority decision (29-27, 29-27, 28-28)
Khalid Taha def. Boston Salmon by TKO (punches). Round 1, 0:25
Belal Muhammad def. Curtis Millender by unanimous decision (29-27, 29-27, 30-26)
Montel Jackson def. Andre Soukhamthath by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 29-27)
Poliana Botelho def. Lauren Mueller by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
Brandon Davis def. Randy Costa by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 2, 2:12
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