Большие бои возвращаются в Атланту – 14 апреля состоится турнир UFC 236. И это будет очень большое событие, ведь зрители смогут увидеть сразу два титульных поединка. Чемпион UFC в полулегком весе Макс Холлуэй поднимается в легкую весовую категорию, и сразу же будет драться за пояс. Гаваец проведет реванш с Дастином Порье.
В этот же вечер будет разыгран еще один временный пояс – в среднем весе. Лучший новичок UFC 2018 года Исраэль Адесанья встретится с Келвином Гастелумом.
Tickets for UFC 236, which airs live on pay-per-view from State Farm Arena, go on sale on March 8.
In 2012, Louisiana’s Poirier spoiled the UFC debut of Holloway, submitting the Hawaiian at UFC 143. Since then, the two stars have taken vastly different paths to the top. Poirier battled it out at 145 pounds for several years before moving back to lightweight in 2015, and he’s scored eight wins in his return, including consecutive finishes of Anthony Pettis, Justin Gaethje and Eddie Alvarez. Following his loss to Poirier, Holloway went 16-2, a stretch that includes his current 13-fight winning streak. In 2017, “Blessed” scored a pair of stoppage wins over Jose Aldo, the first of which earning him the undisputed featherweight title, and in his most recent bout in December, he halted Brian Ortega in four rounds.
Fresh from a win over Brazilian icon Anderson Silva earlier this month, New Zealand’s Adesanya has scored five UFC wins since his debut in 2018, lifting his perfect record to 16-0. On the same card as Adesanya-Silva, Gastelum saw his shot at the middleweight crown get delayed when champion Robert Whittaker was forced to withdraw due to injury, but in April, the former Ultimate Fighter winner will get his shot at gold when he faces “The Last Stylebender.”
Also made official for UFC 236 were the following bouts:
Ovince Saint Preux vs Nikita Krylov
Eryk Anders vs. Khalil Rountree Jr.
Montel Jackson vs. Andre Soukhamthath
Wilson Reis vs. Alexandre Pantoja
Boston Salmon vs. Khalid Taha
Stay tuned to UFC.com for more fight card announcements.
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