Video: Holloway-Poirier, Adesanya-Gastelum face off before UFC 236
ATLANTA – For the first time this week, the fighters in UFC 236’s two title fights got face-to-face today.
Featherweight champion Max Holloway (20-4 MMA, 16-4 UFC) moves up 10 pounds to meet Dustin Poirier (24-5 MMA, 16-4 UFC) for an interim lightweight title. And Kelvin Gastelum (16-3 MMA, 10-3 UFC) takes on the unbeaten Israel Adesanya (15-0 MMA, 5-0 UFC) for the interim middleweight strap.
Today’s event also saw face-offs between main-card fighters Eryk Anders (11-3 MMA, 3-3 UFC) and Khalil Rountree (7-3 MMA, 3-3 UFC), Dwight Grant (9-2 MMA, 1-1 UFC) vs. Alan Jouban (16-6 MMA, 7-4 UFC), and Nikita Krylov (24-6 MMA, 6-4 UFC) vs. Ovince Saint Preux (23-12 MMA, 11-7 UFC).
UFC 236 takes place Saturday at State Farm Arena in Atlanta. The main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on ESPN and UFC Fight Pass.
Check out the face-offs from today’s media day in the video above.