Holloway vs Poirier rematch where the interim Lightweight title belt will be on the line in State Farm Arena, Atlanta, 10:00 pm ET on April 13. And we are here to show you how to watch UFC 236 Holloway vs Poirier 2 live online.
UFC 236. Taking place on April 13 at the State Farm Arena in Atlanta, Georgia, the PPV card boasted two title fights. Unfortunately, both came with the “interim” label attached. Such is reality for the UFC in 2019.
Headlining the event, featherweight champion Max Holloway (20-3) was moving up to lightweight, taking on Dustin Poirier (24–5 (1)) in a rematch of their UFC 143 bout from 2012. The first fight happened at featherweight, and was Holloway’s debut in the UFC. Poirier earned the submission win that night, but a very different Max ‘Blessed’ Holloway exists today. A champion on a 13-fight win streak. Now trying for a second, albeit, interim title. All due to Khabib Nurmagomedov sparking a brawl at UFC 229. Then insisting on sitting out a full year in solidarity with his teammates, despite being eligible for a suspension of just six months.
What a crazy MMA world we live in. Also featured at UFC 236, a more acceptable interim title fight. In the wake of Robert Whittaker’s health scare at UFC 234, which forced him off the card last minute, Israel Adesanya will take on Kelvin Gastelum. At least in the case of middleweight, an interim title fight is understandable. Whittaker (20-4) has fought just once since July 2017. He’s been forced out of fights more than once.
Adesanya (16-0), fresh off a win over the legendary Anderson Silva, takes on Gastelum (15-3, 1NC) in his stead. Gastelum was the man who was supposed to face Whittaker for gold at UFC 234, before the champion’s life-threatening abdominal hernia was diagnosed. As a consolation prize, it could be worse.
List of the UFC 236 events
UFC 236 Early prelims (ESPN+, UFC.tv Fight Pass), 6:15 pm ET
- Curtis Millender (17-4-0) vs Belal Muhammad (14-3-0), Welterweight
- Lauren Mueller (5-1-0) vs Poliana Botelho (7-2-0), Women Strawweight
- Montel Jackson (7-1-0) vs Andre Soukhamthath (13-6-0), Bantamweight
UFC 235 Prelims (ESPN), 8:00 pm ET
- Jalin Turner (8-4-0) vs Matt Frevola (6-1-1), Lightweight
- Wilson Reis (23-9-0) vs Alexandre Pantoja (20-3-0), Flyweight
- Max Griffin (14-6-0) vs Zelim Imadaev (8-0-0), Welterweight
UFC 236 Main card (ESPN+ PPV), 10:00 pm ET
- Max Holloway (20-3-0) vs Dustin Poirier 24-5-0, 1NC), Main event for the interim Lightweight title
- Kelvin Gastelum (15-3-0, 1NC) vs Israel Adesanya (16-0-0), Co-main event for the interim Middleweight title
- Eryk Anders (11-3-0) vs Khahil Rountree Jr. (7-2-0, 2NC), Light Heavyweight
- Alan Jouban (16-6-0) vs Beanie Sigel (9-2-0), Welterweight
- Ovince Saint Preux (23-12-0) vs Nikita Krylov (24-6-0), Light Heavyweight
- Boston Salmon (6-1-0) vs Khalid Taha (12-2-0), Featherweight
When does UFC 236 start?
The main card of UFC 236 is set to start on Saturday, April 13, 10:00 pm ET. The event will be held at the State Farm Arena in Atlanta.
Here are the local starting times in different time zones:
- Los Angeles (PT): 7:00 pm
- Chicago (CT): 9:00 pm
- New York (ET): 10:00 pm
- London (BST): 3:00 am, Sunday
- Paris (CET): 4:00 am, Sunday
- Moscow (MSK): 5:00 am, Sunday
- Tokyo (JST): 11:00 am, Sunday
- Sydney (AET): 1:00 pm, Sunday
Any bout can end in a minute or take the whole three or five rounds. That’s why the start of the main event will depend on how long the other duels take. So if you don’t want to miss the fight for the light heavyweight champion title, make sure you’re in front of the screen at 10:00 pm ET.
What are the UFC 236 predictions?
The fighter odds of each UFC event are subject to fluctuate because of the injuries, poor weigh-in results and other circumstances. A few days before the event, you will find the aggregated betting odds for each fighter along with the predicted outcome. Please be aware that the information below is not betting advice! The numbers are to illustrate how (un)evenly matched the two fighters are.
Max Holloway vs Dustin Poirier
Prediction: Holloway via TKO
In 2012, it was Poirier who won the fight against the UFC debutant, who is now moving up to the lightweight division to challenge the #4 ranked Poirier and is seen as a favorite already. Both fighters hold pretty similar professional records, and neither has a significant size or reach advantage.
The best change that Poirier has is on the ground, where he finished nearly one-third of his bouts, but Holloway has an exceptional 83% takedown defense.
Holloway, known for his outstanding stamina, will try to prolong the fight and keep it on the feet as much as possible, waiting for the opportunity to knockout Poirier. If not, he will try to win by the decision which he has done almost at the same rate.
Kelvin Gastelum vs Israel Adesanya
Prediction: Adesanya via TKO
We believe that Adesanya will continue his impressive 16 win streak and remain undefeated while also adding a 14th knockout. Both fighters are not known for wrestling and Adesanya is a better striker than Gastelum, who also likes kicking the opponents’ legs.
If Gastelum manages to stay on his feet or end up in a dominant position after getting knocked down, there’s a chance he can submit Adesanya. Other than that, expect the 9.5” reach advantage to have an impact on our predicted outcome.
Ovince Saint Preux vs Nikita Krylov
Prediction: Saint Preux via TKO
While Krylov is known for putting people to sleep without any bedtime stories, much of his striking happens while in the clinch. He’s more well-rounded, having better submission and knockout records than veteran Saint Preux. But if the latter manages to keep his distance and stay on foot, he should be able to find a way to neutralize Krylov, who had only one UFC fight in the last two years, losing to Blachowicz.
List of the upcoming UFC events
- UFC Fight Night 148 Thompson vs Pettis – Mar 23, 8:00 pm ET
- UFC on ESPN 2 Barboza vs Gaethje – Mar 30, 7:00 pm ET
- UFC 236 Holloway vs Poirier – Apr 13, 10:00 pm ET
- UFC Fight Night 149 Volkov vs Overeem – Apr 20, 1:00 pm ET
- UFC on ESPN 3 Teixeira vs Cutelaba – Apr 27, 9:00 pm ET
- UFC Fight Night 150 Brunson vs Theodorou – May 4, 8:00 pm ET
- UFC 237 Namajunas vs Andrade – May 11
- UFC Fight Night 151 Ladd vs Eubanks – May 18
- UFC Fight Night 152 Gustaffson vs Smith – June 1
- UFC 238 Shevchenko vs Eye – June 8
How to stream UFC 236 live
UFC 236 is the first PPV event with the Main card and Early prelims that are available exclusively on ESPN+ in the US. While the Prelims will continue to be aired on ESPN and ESPN Deportes. This means a big No to the cable and satellite viewers who will now need a decent internet connection to stream the event smoothly.
To purchase UFC 236 PPV (Main card), first you will need an ESPN+ subscription for $4.99/month or $49.99/year. The PPV itself then costs $59.99. New ESPN+ users will get one year’s worth of subscription and one PPV for $79.99. More pricing plans will be announced later.
The good thing is that ESPN+ has plenty of other sports-related content and supports a bunch of devices:
- Amazon Fire TV & Fire Tablet
- Android TV
- Apple TV
- Samsung Smart TV
- Oculus Go
- PlayStation 4 & Xbox One