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UFC 236 PREVIEW & PREDICTIONS 4/13: Grocke’s updated odds & predictions for every fight

UFC 236 Occurs in the State Farm Arena in Atlanta, Georgia on Saturday night.

The main event features current featherweight champion Max Holloway taking on Dustin Poirier for the UFC interim lightweight tournament. The winner of the fight will in all likelihood move on to confront lightweight winner, Khabib Nurmagomedov.
The final time Max Holloway failed to receive his hands increased was back in April 2013 in UFC Fight Night 26 at which he dropped a unanimous decision to Conor McGregor. Ever since that time Holloway has won two consecutive fights. His latest success was a fourth-round stoppage against Brian Ortega in UFC 231. Before this Ortega fight, Holloway finished all-time featherweight great Jose Aldo in back-to-back bouts. First at UFC 212 and at UFC 218. Both ends came in the third round. At twenty-seven years old, Holloway makes the walk to the time. The born fighter has twelve wins via stoppage to go by choice along with eight.
Dustin Poirier is 4-0 over his last five fights with a no-contest because of an accidental knee into the head of a grounded fighter against Eddie Alvarez in UFC 211. However, Poirier won the rematch against Alvarez in his latest fight at UFC on FOX 30. His three victories include Anthony Pettis, Justin Gaethje and Alvarez. All three ended within the distance. Like Holloway, Poirier has also suffered a loss at the hands of Conor McGregor. Poirier’s loss proved to be a knockout back in September of 2014 at UFC 178. Since then”The Diamond” is 8-1-1. The thirty-year-old will produce the walk for the thirtieth time on Saturday night. Nineteen of his twenty five career wins ended within the space.
The co-main occurs in the middleweight division where Kelvin Gastelum squares off against Israel Adesanya for its UFC interim championship championship. The winner will face Robert Whittaker once the UFC middleweight champion is ready to come back from injury. Gastelum was set to face Whittaker for the name at UFC 234 however, the champion was made to pull out only hours before the fight because of an abdominal hernia which required emergency surgery.
Since obtaining subbed from Chris Weidman in UFC on FOX 25 Gastelum has won his last two fights. He beat Michael Bisping via knockout at UFC Fight Night 122 and then won a split decision against Ronaldo Souza in UFC 224. The twenty-seven-year-old boasts ten finishes in career successes.

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