For the first time since 2016, the UFC heads to Atlanta, Georgia, since 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 fight for the 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 match involving Israel”The Last Stylebender” Adesanya (-185) and Kelvin Gastelum (+150). I have a breakdown and pick for each fight on the main card.
Max Holloway has won 13 straight struggles, 10 of which have been 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 Selecting Notifications Picking Underdogs
34-23 32-17 2-6
Max Holloway vs Dustin Poirier
Holloway (-205) is seeking to expand his 13-fight winning series in his new branch as he moves upward from featherweight to lightweight. During the streak, 10 fights were endings, nine by knockout and one by submission. 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 pace 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 has landed 100 or even more substantial strikes in four of the last five fights, including 307 from Brian Ortega at UFC 231.
Poirier (+165) has 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 was close to title struggles but would apparently always lose to prospective challengers. After three straight knockout wins, however, 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 sound striker, rarely putting himself in much risk by keeping his guard , and has good footwork while landing an average of 5.59 significant strikes per minute. Additionally, he does have a wrestling pedigree as well and averages 1.75 takedowns per 15 minutes, but he keeps the conflicts standing.
It’s unfortunate we have to wait until the end of the card to watch this possible war but it is going to be worth it. Holloway absorbs strikes but only walks right through the cries and looks completely unfazed while he swarms his foes till they crumble. Meanwhile, Poirier is likely better but I don’t know if he is going to be able to create 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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