UFC 236 fight card already coming together with 7 confirmed bouts

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UFC 236, which goes down on April 13 inside the State Farm Arena in Atlanta, Georgia, is already coming together nicely.

Earlier this month, we learned that the card will feature an interim middleweight title fight between top contenders Kelvin Gastelum and Israel Adesanya, and this weekend, we learned that it will also include an interim lightweight title fight between streaking contender Dustin Poirier and reigning featherweight champ Max Holloway. If things go according to plan, it will be the first card in UFC history to feature two interim title fights.

The UFC has also announced a host of other interesting bouts for the UFC 236 fight card.

At light heavyweight, former middleweight Eryk Anders will collide with ferocious knockout puncher Khalil Rountree. In another light heavyweight bout, former interim title challenger Ovince Saint Preux will rematch Ukrainian finisher Nikita Krylov.

The card will also feature a pair of bantamweight bouts as Andre Soukhamthath battles Montel Jackson, and Boston Salmon collides with Khalid Taha, and a flyweight showdown between Alexandre Pantoja and Wilson Reis.

Here’s the UFC 236 fight card as it currently stands

Note: bout order is forthcoming

  • Dustin Poirier vs. Max Holloway (featherweight champion) – for the interim lightweight title
  • Kelvin Gastelum vs. Israel Adesanya – for the interim middleweight title
  • Khalil Rountree vs. Eryk Anders – light heavyweight
  • Wilson Reis vs. Alexandre Pantoja – flyweight
  • Montel Jackson vs. Andre Soukhamthath – bantamweight
  • Ovince Saint Preux vs. Nikita Krylov – light heavyweight
  • Boston Salmon vs. Khalid Taha – bantamweight

What do you think of the UFC 236 lineup so far?

This article first appeared on BJPENN.COM on 2/24/2019.