For the first time since 2016, the UFC heads to Atlanta, Georgia, as the Octagon will Soon Be Put up in State Farm Arena for UFC 236: Holloway vs Poirier II.
The featherweight champion, Max”Blessed” Holloway, is going up to fight for its interim lightweight name and is a -205 favourite. Meanwhile, Dustin”The Diamond” Poirier conquer Holloway at 2012 but is a +165 underdog.
Also on this particular card is a interim middleweight title game involving Israel”The previous Stylebender” Adesanya (-185) and Kelvin Gastelum (+150). I have a breakdown and select for each fight on the main card.
Max Holloway has won 13 straight struggles, 10 of which were endings.
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
Straight Up Picking Favorites Picking Underdogs
34-23 32-17 2-6
Max Holloway vs Dustin Poirier
Holloway (-205) is seeking to extend his 13-fight winning series 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. Overall, the Hawaii native has a list of 20-3 with 10 wins coming by knockout.
The 27-year-old is the definition of a brawler, getting in his opponents’ faces and placing on a speed that is unmatched in 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, including 307 against Brian Ortega at UFC 231.
Poirier (+165) has finally earned his title fight after eight years in the UFC, where he has a 16-4-1 record, and is unbeaten in his last five scraps. The Louisiana native has been close to title struggles but would apparently always lose to future challengers. After three straight knockout wins, even though, he has set himself in line for the interim lightweight strap.
Much like his counterpart, the Diamond enjoys to get into crazy, high-octane scraps. The 30-year-old is a really technically solid striker, rarely putting himself in much danger by keeping his guard , and has great footwork when landing an average of 5.59 significant strikes per minute. In addition, he does possess a wrestling pedigree also and averages 1.75 takedowns a 15 minutes, but typically he keeps the fights standing.
It is unfortunate we have to wait until the conclusion of the card watch this potential war but it’ll be well worth it. Holloway absorbs strikes but only walks right through the punches and seems completely unfazed while he swarms his foes till they crumble. Meanwhile, Poirier is likely better technically but I do not know if he will be able to create much space for some breathing room. 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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