How to Watch UFC 236
On Saturday, the UFC visited Atlanta for the first time in almost three years when UFC 236 was presented from the State Farm Arena, and while the two latest shows in the city featured title battles, UFC 236 had two temporary title battles on the top of the card.
On the main event, Max Holloway and Dustin Poirier restarted their 2012 fight. The lightweight UFC title while on the line in the rematch.
Much has changed since Poirier handed Holloway the first round of their meeting on the UFC 143 preliminary card. Especially, the fight was Holloway’s first trip to the UFC octagonal. Holloway, who was only 20 years old at the time, brought a 4-0 record into the contest. Poirier, who turned 23 when the first fight between the two occurred, overall 11-1 and 3-0 at the UFC. Holloway, who is the current UFC featherweight champion, is now 16-4 with promotion and 13 consecutive wins. Poirier, who rose to light rankings in 2015, was 8-1-0-1 since changing the weight division. His career record is 24-5-0-1. Poirier has won his last three fights through termination. UFC 236 marks Holloway’s first foray into division 155 pounds.
In co-headlining battles, Kelvin Gastelum and Israel faced off in a battle to determine the temporary middle-class champions. Gastelum comes from a long break. His final battle was a May 2018 victory over Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza. Meanwhile, the situation is very busy. He made his UFC debut in February 2018 with a victory over Rob Wilkinson. Since then he has collected four additional wins, most recently gaining a separate decision victory over former middle-class champion Anderson Silva at the UFC 234 February main event.
The UFC chose to award a temporary title in these two heavy divisions because the current champions will be sidelined for some time. The UFC lightweight champion, Khabib Nurmagomedov, is currently suspended over a row that followed a UFC 229 submission victory over Conor McGregor. As for the middle class division, 185 pound champion Robert Whittaker recovered from emergency surgery. He was scheduled to face Gastelum at the main UFC 234 event but was unable to compete with the card after he was rushed to surgery on the day of the fight to deal with stomach and ruptured intestinal hernias.
UFC 236 marks a significant change in the way American fans can buy pay-per-view cards. The UFC has transferred all PPV events to ESPN + in America. Potential viewers must now have an ESPN + subscription to purchase the event. Cable and satellite services no longer carry OFC UFC events. This change is something to keep in mind when looking to buy UFC 236 and future PPV cards. ESPN + is $ 4.99 per month and the UFC PPV price is $ 59.99. The previous PPV event has a price tag of $ 64.99. ESPN + offers a one-week free trial.