On Saturday evening, the UFC returns to Atlanta, Georgia for the first time in three years with UFC 226, and this time, it’s bringing two title fights with it.
In the main event, UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway is moving up to 155 pounds to struggle for an interim lightweight title against towering rival Dustin Poirier, a man who beat him once before at featherweight.
In the co-main occasion, among the UFC’s fastest rising stars, Israel Adesanya, gets his first shot at UFC gold when he takes on The Ultimate Fighter 17 winner, Kelvin Gastelum. It’s two fight-of-the-year contenders in the ATL with two quite live underdogs for UFC betting fans to think about, so let us get into it.
Max Holloway vs. Dustin Tips UFC & Poirier Odds 236
What’s there to say about Max Holloway that has not already been stated? At only 27 years old, Holloway is already making his case for the title of greatest featherweight of all time together with two dominant wins on Jose Aldo at 2017.
Now, Holloway has his sights set on the name of best pound-for-pound fighter and is moving up to 155 lbs to become only the fourth dual winner in UFC history.
Holloway’s game is all about pace and pressure. He places among the greatest paces in the featherweight division, throwing about 15 strikes every second and hammering competitions under his persistent volume.
Even if a fighter could find the better of him early , as Aldo did in both of their battles, few are able to remain blow for blow with Holloway since the struggle drags into the third, fourth and fifth rounds.
In most respects, Poirier is comparable. «The Diamond» also functions at a high rate, with combination striking. Where the two differ though is that while Max has power and can hurt opponents, his endings usually arrive as a result of injury.
Poirier, by comparison, is one of the single hardest blow-for-blow punchers in the lightweight division. He does not need to land many strikes to hurt an opponent because his litany of UFC wins shows. Poirier is a ready grappler than Holloway.
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