For the first time since 2016, the UFC heads to Atlanta, Georgia, as the Octagon will be Put up in State Farm Arena for UFC 236: Holloway vs Poirier II.
The featherweight champion, Max”Blessed” Holloway, is moving up to fight for the interim lightweight title and can be a -205 favorite. Meanwhile, Dustin”The Diamond” Poirier conquer Holloway in 2012 but is a +165 underdog.
Also on this particular card is an interim middleweight title match between Israel”The Last Stylebender” Adesanya (-185) and Kelvin Gastelum (+150). I’ve a breakdown and pick for each fight on the main card.
Max Holloway has won 13 straight fights, 10 of which have been finishes.
Dustin Poirier is 8-1-1 in his last 10 fights, together with six wins by knockout.
Max Holloway averages 6.9 significant strikes per minute.
Holloway vs Poirier II Fight Center
Scott Hastings’ 2019 Prediction Record To Date
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Max Holloway vs Dustin Poirier
Holloway (-205) is seeking to expand his 13-fight winning streak in his new branch as he moves up from featherweight to lightweight. During the series, 10 struggles were endings, nine by knockout and one by entry. All in all, the Hawaii native has a record of 20-3 with 10 wins coming by knockout.
The 27-year-old is that the definition of a brawler, getting in his opponents’ faces and placing on a pace that is unmatched at the UFC. Holloway has incredible hand speed and continuously peppers his foes with strikes till they wilt under his pressure. Blessed averages 6.9 significant strikes per minute, and it has landed 100 or more substantial strikes in four of the last five fights, such as 307 from Brian Ortega at UFC 231.
Poirier (+165) has finally earned his title fight after eight years in the UFC, during which he has a 16-4-1 record, and is unbeaten in his last five scraps. The Louisiana native was close to name fights previously but would apparently always lose to future challengers. Following three straight knockout wins, even however, he has set himself in line for the interim lightweight strap.
Much like his counterpart, the Diamond enjoys to get into wild, high-octane scraps. The 30-year-old is a really technically sound striker, rarely putting himself in much danger by keeping his guard , and has great footwork while landing an average of 5.59 significant strikes weekly. Additionally, he does have a wrestling pedigree also and averages 1.75 takedowns a 15 minutes, but he retains the fights standing.
It’s unfortunate we must wait until the conclusion of the card to watch this possible war but it’ll be worth it. Holloway absorbs strikes but just walks right through the cries and seems totally unfazed while he swarms his foes till they crumble. Meanwhile, Poirier is likely better but I don’t know if he is going to have the ability to produce much distance for some living space. Poirier conquer Holloway in Blessed’s Octagon debut in 2012 by first-round submission. I expect a different result this time around.
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