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

UFC 236 takes place at the State Farm Arena in Atlanta, Georgia on Saturday.

The main event features current featherweight champion Max Holloway carrying on Dustin Poirier for your UFC interim lightweight championship. The winner of this fight will in all likelihood proceed to face current lightweight winner, Khabib Nurmagomedov.
The last time Max Holloway failed to get his hands increased was back in April 2013 in UFC Fight Night 26 where he dropped a unanimous decision to Conor McGregor. Since that time two consecutive fights have been won by Holloway. His most recent success was a stoppage against Brian Ortega at UFC 231. Before this Ortega fight, Holloway finished all-time featherweight great Jose Aldo in back-to-back bouts. First at UFC 212 and again at UFC 218. Both ends came in the next round. At twenty-seven years of age, Holloway makes the walk to the moment. The Hawaiian born fighter has twelve wins through stoppage to go by decision along with eight.
Dustin Poirier is 4-0 over his last five fights with a no-contest because of an accidental knee to the head of a grounded fighter against Eddie Alvarez in UFC 211. However, Poirier won the rematch from Alvarez in his latest fight at UFC on FOX 30. His three victories include Anthony Pettis, Justin Gaethje and Alvarez. All three finished inside the space. Like Holloway, Poirier has also suffered a loss at the hands of Conor McGregor. Poirier’s loss was a knockout back in September of 2014 in UFC 178. Since then”The Diamond” is 8-1-1. The thirty-year-old will make the walk for the thirtieth time on Saturday night. Nineteen of his career wins finished within the space.
The co-main takes place at the middleweight division where Kelvin Gastelum squares off against Israel Adesanya for the UFC interim championship championship. The winner will face Robert Whittaker after the UFC middleweight champion is ready to return from injury. Gastelum was set to face Whittaker for the name at UFC 234 but the winner was made to pull out mere hours before the fight because of an abdominal hernia that required emergency operation.
Since getting subbed by Chris Weidman at 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 endings in career successes that are fifteen.

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