On Saturday evening, the UFC yields to Atlanta, Georgia for the first time in three years using UFC 226, and that time, it is bringing two title fights with it.
In the main event, UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway is moving up to 155 pounds to struggle for an interim lightweight title against surging contender Dustin Poirier, a man who beat him once before at featherweight.
In the co-main occasion, among the UFC’s fastest rising stars, Israel Adesanya, gets his first shot in UFC gold when he takes on The Ultimate Fighter 17 winner, Kelvin Gastelum. It has two fight-of-the-year contenders in the ATL with just two quite live underdogs for UFC betting fans to think about, so let’s get into it.
Max Holloway vs. Dustin Poirier Odds & Tips UFC 236
What is there to say about Max Holloway who has not already been stated? At only 27 years old, Holloway is already making his case for the title of best featherweight of time together with just two dominant wins on Jose Aldo at 2017.
Now, Holloway has his sights set on the title of best pound-for-pound fighter and is moving up to 155 lbs to become only the fourth dual winner in UFC history.
Holloway’s game is all about pace and pressure. He places among the greatest paces from the featherweight division, casting roughly 15 strikes per minute and hammering opponents under his relentless volume.
Even if a fighter could get the better of him early , as Aldo did in both of the fights, few are able to stay blow for blow with Holloway as the fight drags into the third, fourth and fourth rounds.
In many respects, Poirier is similar. “The Diamond” also functions at a high rate, with mix striking. The two differ though is that while Max has electricity and can damage opponents, his finishes usually come as a result of accumulated damage.
Poirier, by comparison, is one of the single hardest blow-for-blow punchers in the lightweight division. He doesn’t have to land many strikes to hurt an opponent as his litany of UFC wins shows. Poirier also is a ready grappler compared to Holloway.
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