Results Coverage & Discussion For UFC 236

Results Coverage & Discussion For UFC 236

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Main Card (10pm EST., ESPN+)

UFC Interim Lightweight Championship
Max Holloway vs. #3 Dustin Poirier

UFC Interim Middleweight Championship
#4 Kelvin Gastelum vs. #5 Israel Adesanya

Eryk Anders vs. Khalil Rountree

Alan Jouban vs. Dwight Grant

#12 Ovince St. Preux vs. Nikita Krylov

Preliminary Card (8pm EST., ESPN)

Matt Frevola def. Jalin Turner by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

#5 Alexandre Pantoja def. #4 Wilson Reis by TKO via strikes (2:58, R1)

Max Griffin def. Zelim Imadaev by majority decision (29-27, 29-27, 28-28)

Khalid Taha def. Boston Salmon by TKO via strikes (0:25, R1)

Preliminary Card (6:15pm EST., UFC Fight Pass)

Belal Muhammad def. Curtis Millender by unanimous decision (29-27, 29-27, 30-26)

Montel Jackson def. Andre Soukhamthath by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 29-27)

Poliana Botelho def. Lauren Mueller by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Brandon Davis def. Randy Costa by submission by submission via rear naked choke (1:12, R2)


Brandon Davis vs. Randy Costa

Round One: The round begins with Costa rocking Davis with a right followed by multiple head kicks, Costa then nails a swinging Davis with a counter left hook. Davis charges at Costa while landing a multiple punch combination, Davis grabs Costa and gets him against the cage wall. The fighters separate and Costa nails Davis with a right followed by a high kick, Costa lands a left hook before eating a combination. Davis again grabs Costa and gets him up against the cage wall, Costa throws a combination as the fighters separate. Davis stuns a swinging Costa with a punching combination, Davis also attacks Costa with multiple leg kicks. Costa backs up Davis while landing a multiple strike combination, Davis stuns a swinging Costa with a counter left. Davis backs Costa into the cage wall while landing a knee strike, the fighters separate and swing away at each other as the round ends.

Round Two: The round begins with Costa rocking a swinging Davis with a counter right hook, Davis grabs Costa and Costa gets him against the cage wall. The fighters separate and both fighters go for high kicks, Davis nails Costa with a multiple strike combination. Costa goes for a takedown and Davis scrambles to get back control, Davis locks in a rear naked choke and a tap out follows.

Official Result: Brandon Davis def. Randy Costa by submission by submission via rear naked choke (1:12, R2)

Lauren Mueller vs. Poliana Botelho

Round One: The round begins with Botelho attacking Mueller with some leg kicks, Botelho and Mueller start swinging away at each other. Mueller cracks a jabbing Botelho with a counter right, Botelho rocks Mueller with multiple kicks to the midsection. Botelho grabs Mueller and gets her against the cage wall, Botelho attacks Mueller with knee strikes while in the clinch. Botelho scores a takedown on Mueller and she gets the half guard, Mueller scrambles and she gets Botelho in the full guard. Botelho regains the half guard against Mueller, Botelho attacks Mueller with ground and pound. Mueller scrambles to her feet and she gets Botelho against the cage wall, the fighters exchange strikes while in the clinch and the round ends.

Round Two: The round begins with the fighters having a brief striking exchange, Botelho starts attacking Mueller with some leg kicks. Mueller comes forward and she hits Botelho with a combination, the fighters clinch and battle for position along the cage wall. Mueller and Botelho exchange elbow strikes while separating, Botelho scores a takedown on Mueller and she gets the full guard. Mueller wall walks to her feet and Botelho gets her against the cage wall, Mueller grabs Botelho and gets her against the cage wall. The referee separates the fighters for inactivity, the action resumes with Mueller kicking Botelho in the midsection. Mueller swings away at Botelho as the round ends.

Round Three: The round begins with Botelho attacking Mueller with some leg kicks, Mueller comes forward and swings away at Botelho. Mueller hits Botelho with a push kick to the midsection, Botelho grabs Mueller and gets her against the cage wall. The fighters exchange strikes while in the clinch, the referee decides to separate the fighters for inactivity. The action resumes with the fighters exchanging some jabs, Botelho nails Mueller with a kick to the midsection. Botelho grabs Mueller and gets her back against the cage wall, the referee separates the fighters for inactivity. The action resumes with the fighters exchanging kicks, Mueller stuns Botelho with a multiple strike combination. Mueller drops a kicking Botelho with a leg kick and she gets top position on the ground. Mueller hits Botelho with ground and pound as the round ends.

Official Result: Poliana Botelho def. Lauren Mueller by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Montel Jackson vs. Andre Soukhamthath

Round One: The round begins with Soukhamthath attacking Jackson with some leg kicks, Jackson goes for a high kick against Soukhamthath. Jackson nails Soukhamthath with a front kick to the midsection, Jackson continues nailing Soukhamthath with punching combinations. Jackson starts attacking Soukhamthath with some leg kicks of his own, Jackson also attacks Soukhamthath with a kick to the midsection. Jackson stuns Soukhamthath with a three punch combination, Jackson scores a takedown on Soukhamthath and he gets the half guard. Soukhamthath wall walks to his feet and Jackson keeps him against the cage wall, Jackson scores another takedown on Soukhamthath and he gets side control as the round ends.

Round Two: The round begins with Soukhamthath taking a few swings at Jackson, Jackson pops Soukhamthath with a left. Soukhamthath starts attacking Jackson with some leg kicks, Soukhamthath goes for a high kick and Soukhamthath blocks it. Soukhamthath and Jackson exchange kicks to the midsection, the fighters clinch and exchange knee strikes. Jackson grabs Soukhamthath and gets him against the cage wall, Jackson nails Soukhamthath with a left as they separate. Jackson trips up Soukhamthath before landing a huge punching combination, Soukhamthath and Jackson have a wild striking exchange near the cage wall. Jackson grabs Soukhamthath and keeps him against the cage wall, Jackson scores a takedown on Soukhamthath and gets the full guard as the round ends.

Round Three: The round begins with Jackson nailing Soukhamthath with a straight left, Jackson accidentally nails Soukhamthath low and the fight is halted. The fight resumes with Soukhamthath scoring a takedown after throwing a combination, Jackson sweeps Soukhamthath to get top control and the full mount. Jackson attacks Soukhamthath with ground and pound, Soukhamthath eats more strikes while getting Jackson in the half guard. Soukhamthath eats more strikes while getting Jackson in his full guard, Soukhamthath tries rolling for submissions while on his back. Jackson gains side control and he nails Soukhamthath with more strikes as the round ends.

Official Result: Montel Jackson def. Andre Soukhamthath by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 29-27)

Curtis Millender vs. Belal Muhammad

Round One: The round begins with Millender backing up Muhammad with a flying knee strike attempt, Muhammad and Millender exchange some leg kicks. Muhammad and Millender also exchange some rights to the face, Millender nails Muhammad with a knee strike to the midsection. Muhammad pops a kicking Millender with a counter left, Millender recovers and he nails Muhammad with a left hook to the midsection. Muhammad grabs Millender and gets him against the cage wall, the fighters separate and the fight is halted after Millender accidentally pokes Muhammad in the eye. The action resumes with Millender using the jab against Muhammad, Millender kicks Muhammad in the midsection as the round ends.

Round Two: The round begins with Millender using the jab to keep Muhammad at a distance, Muhammad grabs Millender and gets him against the cage wall. The fighters separate and Millender attempts a flying knee strike against Muhammad, Millender hits a swinging Muhammad with a counter right. Muhammad nails Millender with a few leaping left hooks, Muhammad scores a takedown on Millender and he gets the half guard. Muhammad starts attacking Millender with some ground and pound, Millender eventually gets Muhammad in his full guard. Muhammad mauls Millender with elbow strikes as the round ends.

Round Three: The round begins with Millender attacking Muhammad with some leg kicks, Muhammad goes for a takedown and Millender nails him with a knee strike. Muhammad and Millender attack each other with combinations, Muhammad rocks Millender with a multiple strike combination before scoring a takedown. Muhammad attacks Millender with some ground and pound, Muhammad gains the full mount against Millender. Millender gets Muhammad in his half guard while eating a few strikes, Muhammad gains side control before getting the full mount on Millender. Muhammad attacks Millender with ground and pound before gaining back control, Muhammad nails Millender with more strikes as the round ends.

Official Result: Belal Muhammad def. Curtis Millender by unanimous decision (29-27, 29-27, 30-26)

Boston Salmon vs. Khalid Taha

Round One: The round begins with Taha dropping Salmon with a two punch combination, Taha lands a few follow up strikes and the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Khalid Taha def. Boston Salmon by TKO via strikes (0:25, R1)

Max Griffin vs. Zelim Imadaev

Round One: The round begins with Griffin nailing Imadaev with a two punch combination, Griffin scores a takedown on Imadaev. Imadaev gets right back up and Imadaev drags him to the ground while Imadaev grabs the cage wall, the referee halts the fight to take a point from Imadaev. The action resumes with Imadaev nailing Griffin with a knee strike to the midsection, Griffin scores another takedown on Imadaev and he gets back control. Griffin peppers Imadaev with a few short range strikes, Griffin continuously hunts for submissions on Imadaev. Imadaev scrambles to his feet and he swings away at Griffin, Imadaev nails Griffin with some spinning attacks. Griffin grabs Imadaev and gets him back against the cage wall, Imadaev spins Griffin and attacks him with knee strikes. The fighters clinch and exchange some strikes, Imadaev breaks free and swings at Griffin as the round ends.

Round Two: The round begins with Griffin cracking Imadaev with a right, Griffin scores a takedown on Imadaev and Imadaev gets right back up. Griffin grabs Imadaev and he gets him against the cage wall, Imadaev spins Griffin and they exchange strikes before separating. Imadaev pops an incoming Griffin with a short right uppercut, Griffin again nails Imadaev with a right. Imadaev starts attacking Griffin with some leg kicks, Griffin scores another takedown on Imadaev and Imadaev gets back up. Imadaev grabs Griffin and gets him up against the cage wall, the fighters stay in the clinch and exchange knee strikes. The fighters separate and Imadaev goes for more spinning attacks, Griffin scores another takedown and Imadaev gets right back up. Imadaev gets Griffin against the cage wall while exchanging knee strikes, the fighters separate and Imadaev stuns Griffin with a right. Imadaev gets Griffin back against the cage wall before landing a right, the fighters separate and Imadaev nails Griffin with a series of knee strikes to the head. Imadaev goes for a spinning elbow strike as the round ends.

Round Three: The round begins with Griffin and Imadaev taking a few swings at each other, Imadaev comes forward and he nails Griffin with an uppercut. Imadaev follows that up by nailing Griffin with a two punch combo followed by a knee strike, Imadaev comes forward and he picks Griffin apart with strikes. Imadaev backs Griffin into the cage wall while landing a multiple punch combination, Imadaev rocks a backing Griffin with a wild left hook. Griffin scores a takedown on Imadaev and Imadaev gets back up, Imadaev grabs Griffin and gets him against the cage wall. Griffin gets Imadaev to a knee before landing multiple knee strikes to the body, Griffin grabs Imadaev and gets him against the cage wall. The fighters separate and Imadaev rocks Griffin with a multiple punch combination as the round ends.

Official Result: Max Griffin def. Zelim Imadaev by majority decision (29-27, 29-27, 28-28)

#4 Wilson Reis vs. #5 Alexandre Pantoja

Round One: The round begins with Pantoja nailing a kicking Reis with a counter right, Pantoja nails Reis with a front kick to the midsection. Pantoja continues swinging away at Reis to keep him at a distance, Reis grabs Pantoja and gets him against the cage wall. Reis scores a takedown on Pantoja and he gets him in the seated position, Pantoja wall walks to his feet and he separates from Reis. Pantoja drops Reis with a striaght right and he pounces on him with a plethora of strikes until the referee jumps in.

Official Result: #5 Alexandre Pantoja def. #4 Wilson Reis by TKO via strikes (2:58, R1)

Jalin Turner vs. Matt Frevola

Round One: The round begins with Frevola attacking Turner with some leg kicks, Turner stuns a swinging Frevola with a knee strike. Frevola scores a takedown on Turner and he gets side control, Frevola gains back control against Turner. Frevola starts attacking Turner with ground and pound, Turner shakes Frevola off of him to get the fight standing again. Turner rocks a swinging Frevola with a counter right hook, Turner stuns a kicking Frevola with a two punch combination. Frevola scores a takedown on Turner and he gets side control, Frevola rolls for a guillotine choke and Turner gets free. Turner kicks off of the cage and he controls the head of Frevola before both stand up, Turner nails a kicking Frevola with a counter right. The fighters swing away at each other as the round ends.

Round Two: The round begins with Turner popping Frevola with a left, Frevola grabs a swinging Turner and gets him against the cage wall. The fighters separate and Frevola kicks Turner in the midsection, Frevola continuously hunts for takedowns against Turner. Frevola starts attacking Turner with some leg kicks, Frevola then cracks Turner with a two punch combination. Turner backs up Frevola before landing a short right, Turner nails Frevola with a knee strikes and he drags him to the ground afterwards with a guillotine choke attempt. Frevola escapes the choke and gets top position against Turner, Frevola gains the half guard against Turner. Frevola rolls for a guillotine choke and Turner escapes to get top position, Frevola nails a downed Turner with an illegal up kick and the fight is halted. The fight resumes with the fighters standing in front of each other until the round ends.

Round Three: The round begins with Frevola attacking Turner with some leg kicks, Turner backs up Frevola after landing a three punch combination. Turner nails Frevola with a body kick followed by a left, Turner hits a swinging Frevola with a counter strike combination. Turner then hits Frevola with a three punch combination, Frevola scores a takedown on Turner and he gets the full guard. Frevola transitions to the half guard on a scrambling Turner, Frevola then gains side control against Turner. Turner scrambles to his feet and he rocks Frevola with a knee strike, Turner nails Frevola with a spinning back kick to the midsection. Frevola cracks a swinging Turner with a counter right, Frevola goes for a takedown as the round ends.

Official Result: Matt Frevola def. Jalin Turner by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

#12 Ovince St. Preux vs. Nikita Krylov

Round One: The round begins with Krylov kicking St. Preux in the midsection, Krylov comes forward and he swings away at St. Preux. St. Preux scores a takedown on Krylov and Krylov scrambles to his feet, St. Preux scores another takedown and Krylov gets back up again. Krylov gets St. Preux in a front choke before landing a knee strike to the face, St. Preux scores another takedown and Krylov gets back up again. St. Preux scores yet another takedown on Krylov and he gets the open guard, St. Preux transitions to the half guard against Krylov. St. Preux advances to the full mount against Krylov, Krylov scrambles and St. Preux gets back up a few moments later. Krylov attacks St. Preux with knee strikes and a right, Krylov nails St. Preux with kicks to the midsection. Krylov grabs St. Preux and gets him against the cage wall, Krylov lands a few strikes as the round ends.

Round Two: The round begins with Krylov attacking St. Preux with leg kicks, Krylov comes forward and he rocks St. Preux with a right. St. Preux grabs Krylov and gets him against the cage wall, St. Preux looks for a takedown and Krylov defends while landing elbow strikes. Krylov scores a takedown on St. Preux and he gets full mount and then back control, Krylov attacks St. Preux with ground and pound. Krylov locks in a rear naked choke and a tap out follows.

Official Result: Nikita Krylov def. #12 Ovince St. Preux by submission via rear naked choke (2:30, R2)

Alan Jouban vs. Dwight Grant

Round One: The round begins with Jouban grabbing Grant and getting him against the cage wall, Jouban scores a takedown on Grant and Grant gets back up. The fighters separate and Grant attacks Jouban with an overhand right, Jouban attacks Grant with a kick to the midsection. Grant lights up Jouban with leg kicks followed by a two punch combination, Jouban starts attacking Grant with some leg kicks. Grant then cracks Jouban with an overhand left hook, Jouban comes forward while swinging away at Grant. Grant lands an overhand right as the round ends.

Round Two: The round begins with Grant attacking Jouban with some leg kicks, Grant rocks Jouban with a multiple punch combination. Jouban recovers and cracks Grant with a straight left, Jouban also starts nailing Grant with some leg kicks. Grant then hits Jouban with a two punch combination, Jouban grabs Grant and gets him up against the cage wall. The fighters separate and swing away at each other until the round ends.

Round Three: the round begins with the fighters jabbing away at each other, Grant attacks Jouban with a few two punch combinations. Grant also starts attacking Jouban with some leg kicks, Grant then cracks Jouban with a three punch combination. Grant goes for a head kick and Jouban blocks it before attempting one of his own, Jouban accidentally nails Grant low and the fight is halted. The fight resumes with Grant taking a few swings at Jouban, Jouban comes forward while swinging away at Grant. Jouban attempts a roundhouse kick on Grant and misses completely, Jouban scores a takedown on Grant and he gets back control as the round ends.

Official Result: Dwight Grant def. Alan Jouban by split decision (29-28, 27-30, 29-28)

Eryk Anders vs. Khalil Rountree

Round One: The round begins with Rountree attacking Anders with some leg kicks, Rountree backjs up Anders with a three punch combination. Rountree also starts cracking Anders with some jabs, Anders starts looking to attack Rountree with counter strikes. Rountree nails Anders with a kick to the midsection, Anders comes forward and he takes a few swings at Rountree as the round ends.

Round Two: The round begins with Rountree attacking Anderson with a multiple strike combination, Rountree drops Anders with a left and he kicks away at his legs afterwards. Rountree backs off and he allows Anders to stand up, Rountree drops a swinging Anders with a counter left hook and he lets him stand back up. Rountree then cracks a backing Anders with a three strike combination, Rountree then cracks Anders with an overhand left. Rountree drops Anders with a multiple punch combination and he lets him stand back up again, Rountree then nails Anders with a kick to the midsection. Rountree then crushes Anders with a right hook and he lets him stand again, Rountree throws a few more strikes as the round ends.

Round Three: The round begins with Rountree taking some swings at Anders, Rountree goes back to attacking Anders with leg kicks. Anders starts attacking Rountree with combinations of his own, Rountree starts to just swing wildly against Anders. Rountree backs up Anders with a kick to the midsection, Rountree assaults Anders with a multiple strike combination. Anders cracks Rountree with a left uppercut, Anders goes for some high kicks as the round ends.

Official Result: Khalil Rountree def. Eryk Anders by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-26)

UFC Interim Middleweight Championship
#4 Kelvin Gastelum vs. #5 Israel Adesanya

Round One: The round begins with Adesanya attacking Gastelum with a kick to the midsection, Adesanya also hits Gastelum with leg kicks. Gastelum comes forward and he attacks Adesanya with some lefts, Gastelum nails Adesanya with a kick to the midsection. Gastelum rocks Adesanya with a three punch combination, Gastelum also nails Adesanya with a left to the midsection. Gastelum continues charging forward and he swings away at Adesanya, Adesanya then cracks Gastelum with a two punch combination. Gastelum throws a few more strikes as the round ends.

Round Two: The round begins with Adesanya kicking Gastelum in the midsection, Adesanya also starts nailing Gastelum with some leg kicks. Gastelum then hits Adesanya with a left to the midsection, Adesanya catches Gastelum with a right to the midsection. Gastelum attacks Adesanya with more overhand lefts, Gastelum cracks a kicking Adesanya with a right. Gastelum eats a shot before nailing Adesanya with a two punch combination, Adesanya drops a swinging Gastelum with a counter right and Gastelum gets back up. Adesanya comes forward and he picks apart Gastelum with some combinations, Adesanya stuns Gastelum with a right. Adesanya rocks Gastelum with a spinning elbow strike to the head, Gastelum recovers and he hits Adesanya with a left. Gastelum looks for a takedown as the round ends.

Round Three: The round begins with Gastelum kicking Adesanya in the midsection, Adesanya starts attacking Gastelum with leg kicks. Gastelum then cracks Adesanya with a left to the midsection, Adesanya nails an incoming Gastelum with a knee strike to the head. Adesanya stays at a distance while attacking Gastelum with a variety of kicks, Adesanya and Gastelum have a striking exchange. Gastelum starts landing some leg kicks against Adesanya, Adesanya cracks a swinging Gastelum with a counter right. Gastelum catches a swinging Adesanya with a counter left, Gastelum scores a takedown on Adesanya and Adesanya gets right back up. Adesanya swings away at Gastelum as the round ends.

Round Four: The round begins with Gastelum coming forward and swinging away at Adesanya, Gastelum grabs Adesanya and gets him against the cage wall for a short time. Adesanya nails Gastelum with a knee strike to the midsection, Adesanya starts landing leg kicks against Gastelum. Adesanya cracks Gastelum with a straight right to the top of the head, Gastelum hits Adesanya with a few lefts to the face. Gastelum backs Adesanya into the cage wall while swinging away at him, Adesanya lands a right before eating a left from Gastelum. Adesanya and Gastelum have a wild striking exchange in the center of the Octagon, Gastelum pops an incoming Adesanya with a left. Gastelum stuns Adesanya with a high kick, Gastelum rocks Adesanya with a follow up combination. Gastelum lands a left on Adesanya as the round ends.

Round Five: The round begins with Gastelum swinging wildly at Adesanya, Gastelum nails Adesanya with a three strike combination. Gastelum hits Adesanya with a left to the midsection, Adesanya starts firing back with combinations of his own. Gastelum starts attacking Adesanya with some leg kicks, Gastelum looks for a takedown and Adesanya counters with a standing guillotine choke attempt. Gastelum escapes and gets top position on the ground, Adesanya rolls for a triangle choke and Gastelum escapes to get the fight standing again. Adesanya nails Gastelum with a multiple punch combination, Gastelum then pops Adesanya with a two punch combination. Adesanya starts connecting with a ton of rights against Gastelum, Gastelum pressures Adesanya and gets him against the cage wall for a short time. Adesanya rocks a kicking Gastelum with a counter right, Adesanya drops Gastelum with a three punch combination. Gastelum gets up and he gets Adesanya against the cage wall, the fighters separate and Adesanya rocks Gastelum with another combination. Adesanya drops Gastelum with a combination and Gastelum gets back up, Adesanya drops Gastelum again as the round ends.

Official Result: #5 Israel Adesanya def. #4 Kelvin Gastelum by unanimous decision (48-46, 48-46, 48-46) to win the title.

UFC Interim Lightweight Championship
Max Holloway vs. #3 Dustin Poirier

Round One: The round begins with Poirier attacking Holloway with some leg kicks, Poirier and Holloway take some swings at each other. Poirier goes after Holloway with some striking combinations, Poirier stuns Holloway with a few lefts. Holloway recovers and he rocks Poirier with a multiple punch combination of his own, Poirier rocks Holloway with a right and he pounces on him with a plethora of strikes. Poirier then cracks a swinging Holloway with a counter right hook, Poirier follows Holloway around the Octagon while landing rights. Holloway throws a combination of his own against a backing Poirier, Poirier starts connecting with a ton of lefts against a swinging Holloway, Poirier and Holloway swing away at each other as the round ends.

Round Two: The round begins with Holloway coming forward and swinging away at Poirier, Holloway nails Poirier with a right to the midsection. Holloway starts focusing his attack on the midsection of Poirier, Poirier cracks a swinging Holloway with a counter right hook. Poirier then cracks Holloway with a left hook, Poirier starts looking for the takedown against Holloway. Holloway continues nailing Poirier with combinations, Holloway hits Poirier with a kick to the midsection. Poirier rocks Holloway with a multiple punch combination, Poirier rocks a swinging Holloway again with a counter right hook. Poirier and Holloway swing away at each pother as the round ends.

Round Three: The round begins with Holloway attacking Poirier with some leg kicks, Holloway also attacks Poirier with punching combinations. Poirier cracks a swinging Holloway with a counter left hook, Poirier comes forward and he nails Holloway with a multiple punch combination. Holloway backs up Poirier after landing a right to the face, Holloway eats some power shots while swinging away against Poirier. Holloway cracks a jabbing Poirier with a counter right, Poirier lands a four piunch combination against Holloway. Holloway backs Poirier into the cage wall while landing a huge combination, Poirier grabs Holloway and gets him against the cage wall. Holloway rocks Poirier with a series of elbow strikes to the head and the round ends.

Round Four: The round begins with Holloway stunning Poirier with a straight right, Poirier scores a takedown on Holloway and Holloway gets back up a short time later. Holloway gets free and he nails Poirier with a knee strike to the midsection, Holloway backs Poirier up with a multiple punch combination. Holloway rocks a swinging Poirier with a multiple punch combination, Poirier then hits Holloway with a three punch combination. Holloway gets Poirier against the cage wall while swinging away at him, Poirier starts working the jab against Holloway. Poirier cracks Holloway with a knee strike to the face, Holloway fights back and he nails Poirier with a combination. Poirier grabs Holloway and gets him against the cage wall until the round ends.

Round Five: The round begins with Poirier attacking Holloway with some leg kicks, Holloway nails Poirier with a kick to the midsection. Holloway starts attacking Poirier with some combinations, Holloway nails a swinging Poirier with a counter left. Poirier nails a swinging Holloway with a counter right to the midsection, Poirier continues catches a swinging Holloway with counter strikes. Holloway goes for a head kick and Poirier blocks it, Poirier and Holloway continue exchanging combinations. Poirier grabs Holloway and gets him against the cage wall, the fighters separate and have a wild striking exchange as the round ends.

Official Result: #3 Dustin Poirier def. Max Holloway by unanimous decision (49-46, 49-46, 49-46) to win the title

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