An interim lightweight title fight between Max Holloway and Dustin Poirier headlined tonight’s UFC 236 event from Atlanta, Georgia.
The bout served as a rematch, as Poirier had previously defeated Holloway via first round submission way back in 2012.
Holloway, the UFC current featherweight champ, entered tonight’s main event on a thirteen fight win streak. In his most recent effort at UFC 231, “Blessed” battered Brian Ortega on route to a TKO victory.
Meanwhile, Dustin Poirier entered tonight’s event headliner on the heels of a TKO victory over former 155-pound champion Eddie Alvarez.
Tonight’s UFC 236 main event lived up to expectation as Max Holloway and Dustin Poirier proceeded to go to war for twenty-five straight minutes, much to the thrill of the fans in Atlanta and watching at home.
Despite going the distance, after five-rounds of action it was clear that “The Diamond” had done enough to capture his first career UFC title.
In the end, the judges awarded Poirier a unanimous decision victory 49-46 on all scorecards.
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