UFC 236: Holloway vs Poirier II Odds and Picks
For the first time since 2016, the UFC heads to Atlanta, Georgia, as the Octagon will be Put up in State Farm Arena for UFC 236: Holloway vs Poirier II.
The featherweight champion, Max»Blessed» Holloway, is going up to struggle for its interim lightweight title 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 match between Israel»The previous Stylebender» Adesanya (-185) and Kelvin Gastelum (+150). I have a breakdown and pick for every single fight on the primary card.
Max Holloway has won 13 straight fights, 10 of which were finishes.
Dustin Poirier is 8-1-1 in his last 10 fights, with six wins by knockout.
Max Holloway averages 6.9 significant strikes per minute.
Holloway vs Poirier II Fight Center
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Max Holloway vs Dustin Poirier
Holloway (-205) is seeking to extend his 13-fight winning series in his new division as he moves upward from featherweight to lightweight. During the streak, 10 struggles were endings, nine by knockout and one by entry. All in all, the Hawaii native has a list of 20-3 with 10 wins coming by knockout.
The 27-year-old is that the definition of a brawler, becoming in his opponents’ faces and putting on a speed that’s unmatched at the UFC. Holloway has incredible hand speed and always peppers his foes with strikes until 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, such as 307 from Brian Ortega in UFC 231.
Poirier (+165) has finally earned his title fight after eight decades in the UFC, during which he’s a 16-4-1 record, and is unbeaten in his last five scraps. The Louisiana native has been close to name fights previously but would seemingly always lose to prospective challengers. Following three straight knockout wins, even however, he has set himself in line for the interim lightweight strap.
Much like his counterpart, the Diamond enjoys to get into wild, high-octane scraps. The 30-year-old is a very technically solid striker, rarely putting himself in much danger by keeping his guard , and contains good footwork while landing an average of 5.59 considerable strikes weekly. Additionally, he does possess a wrestling pedigree also and averages 1.75 takedowns per 15 minutes, but typically he keeps the fights standing.
It’s unfortunate we have to wait until the conclusion of the card watch this potential war but it is going to be worth it. Holloway absorbs strikes but only walks right through the cries and seems completely unfazed while he swarms his foes until they crumble. Meanwhile, Poirier is probably better technically but I do not know if he is going to have the ability to produce much space for some living space. Poirier conquer Holloway in Blessed’s Octagon debut in 2012 by first-round entry. I expect a different result this time around.
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