UFC 236 Dustin Poirier defeats Max Holloway
Dustin Poirier defeats Max Holloway to take UFC interim lightweight title / Pic: Instagram @dustinpoirier

UFC 236 featured two interim championship bouts on April 14 (AEDT) at the State Farm Arena in Atlanta. MMA event was headlined by the rematch between Max Holloway and Dustin Poirier squaring off at lightweight, following a middleweight battle between Kelvin Gastelum and Israel Adesanya, which served as the co-main event.

The scheduled for five rounds bout between Holloway and Poirier went the distance producing a spectacular MMA action. Poirier came out victorious taking a unanimous decision as well as the second win against the current UFC Featherweight champion, who he had previously defeated in February 2012. “Diamond” Poirier is expected to face the reigning champion in the lightweight division Khabib Nurmagomedov at the future event.

Gastelum and Adesanya as well produced fireworks. The five-round bout went the distance with the latter taking the win also by a unanimous decision. “The Last Stylebender” is scheduled to take on the reigning UFC Middleweight champion Robert Whittaker.

Also on the main card light heavyweight Khalil Rountree Jr. scored a unanimous decision against Eryk Anders, and welterweight Dwight Grant took a split decision against Alan Jouban. In addition, Nikita Krylov submitted Ovince Saint Preux in the second round of their light heavyweight battle, which kicked off the main card. The complete fight results from UFC 236 can be found below.

UFC 236: Holloway vs. Poirier 2 results

Main Card
Dustin Poirier def. Max Holloway by unanimous decision (49-46 x3)
Israel Adesanya def. Kelvin Gastelum by unanimous decision (48-46 x3)
Khalil Rountree Jr. def. Eryk Anders by unanimous decision (30-26 x3)
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, R2 at 2:30)

Preliminary Card
Matt Frevola def. Jalin Turner by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
Alexandre Pantoja def. Wilson Reis by TKO (punches, R1 at 2:58)
Max Griffin def. Zelim Imadaev by majority decision (29-27 x2, 28-28)
Khalid Taha def. Boston Salmon by TKO (punches, R1 at 0:25)

Early Preliminary Card
Belal Muhammad def. Curtis Millender by unanimous decision (29-27 x2, 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, R2 at 1:12)

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