Ufc 236

UFC 236: Holloway vs. Poirier 2 is an upcoming mixed martial arts event produced by the Ultimate Fighting Championship that will be held on April 13, 2019 at the State Farm Arena in Atlanta, Georgia. The event is expected to be headlined by an interim UFC Lightweight Championship bout between current UFC Featherweight Champion Max Holloway and Dustin Poirier. The two previously met in a featherweight bout at UFC 143 where Poirier won by submission in the first round. An interim UFC Middleweight Championship bout between The Ultimate Fighter: Team Jones vs. Team Sonnen middleweight winner Kelvin Gastelum and Israel Adesanya has also been slated for the event and is expected to serve as the co-headliner.

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UFC 236: Holloway vs. Poirier 2
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PromotionUltimate Fighting Championship
DateApril 13, 2019 (2019-04-13)
VenueState Farm Arena
CityAtlanta, Georgia
Event chronology
UFC on ESPN: Barboza vs. Gaethje UFC 236: Holloway vs. Poirier 2 UFC Fight Night: Volkov vs. Overeem

UFC 236: Holloway vs. Poirier 2 is an upcoming mixed martial arts event produced by the Ultimate Fighting Championship that will be held on April 13, 2019 at the State Farm Arena in Atlanta, Georgia.[1][2]

Background

The event is expected to be headlined by an interim UFC Lightweight Championship bout between current UFC Featherweight Champion Max Holloway and Dustin Poirier.[3] The two previously met in a featherweight bout at UFC 143 where Poirier won by submission in the first round.[4]

An interim UFC Middleweight Championship bout between The Ultimate Fighter: Team Jones vs. Team Sonnen middleweight winner Kelvin Gastelum and Israel Adesanya has also been slated for the event and is expected to serve as the co-headliner.[5]

A bantamweight bout between Boston Salmon and Khalid Taha was initially scheduled for The Ultimate Fighter: Heavy Hitters Finale. However, the pairing was removed from the card for undiclosed reasons and has instead been rescheduled for this event.[6]

Paige VanZant was briefly linked to a matchup with Poliana Botelho at the event.[7] However, just days after the pairing was leaked, promotion officials replaced Botelho with Montana De La Rosa.[8] Botelho is expected to remain on the card against Lauren Mueller.[9]

Official fight card

Main Card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Lightweight Max Holloway vs. Dustin Poirier [lower-alpha 1]
Middleweight Kelvin Gastelum vs. Israel Adesanya [lower-alpha 2]
Light Heavyweight Ovince Saint Preux vs. Nikita Krylov
Light Heavyweight Eryk Anders vs. Khalil Rountree Jr.
Bantamweight Montel Jackson vs. Andre Soukhamthath
Flyweight Wilson Reis vs. Alexandre Pantoja
Bantamweight Boston Salmon vs. Khalid Taha

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Announced bouts

See also

References

  1. Staff (2018-12-30). "UFC releases 2019 second quarter schedule". mmaweekly.com. Retrieved 2018-12-31.
  2. Brett Okamoto (2019-02-22). "Max Holloway-Dustin Poirier to headline UFC 236 in Atlanta". espn.com. Retrieved 2019-02-22.
  3. Cole Shelton (2019-02-23). "Max Holloway returns at UFC 236 for interim lightweight title fight with Dustin Poirier". bjpenn.com. Retrieved 2019-02-23.
  4. Staff (2012-02-05). "UFC 143 results: Dustin Poirier taps Max Holloway with dual-submission finish". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2012-02-05.
  5. Brett Okamoto (2018-02-19). "Israel Adesanya named as replacement opponent for Kelvin Gastelum at UFC 236". espn.com. Retrieved 2019-02-19.
  6. Marcel Dorff (2019-02-06). "Boston Salmon vs. Khalid rescheduled, this time for UFC 236". mmadna.nl. Retrieved 2019-02-06. (in Dutch)
  7. Raphael Marinho (2020-02-20). "Poliana Botelho faces Paige VanZant at UFC 236, April 13". sportv.globo.com. Retrieved 2019-02-20. (in Portuguese)
  8. 1 2 Staff (2020-02-27). "UFC exchange opponent of Poliana Botelho; VanZant faces De La Rosa". esportes.yahoo.com. Retrieved 2019-02-27. (in Portuguese)
  9. 1 2 Marcel Dorff (2020-02-28). "Poliana Botelho now faces Lauren Mueller at UFC 236". mmadna.nl. Retrieved 2019-02-28. (in Dutch)
  10. "UFC 236: Holloway vs. Poirier 2". Ultimate Fighting Championship. Retrieved 2019-02-25.
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