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UFC 236 Holloway vs Poirier 2 ***April 14th***

  • 09-04-2019 9:47pm
    Registered Users Posts: 2,117 ✭✭✭

    who you got in the main and co main events

    Who you Fancy? 67 votes

    Holloway by TKO/KO
    38% 26 votes
    Holloway by decision
    20% 14 votes
    Holloway by submission
    2% 2 votes
    Poirier by TKO/KO
    0% 0 votes
    Poirier by decision
    5% 4 votes
    Poirier by submission
    1% 1 vote
    Israel by TKO/KO
    1% 1 vote
    Israel by decision
    2% 2 votes
    Israel by submission
    4% 3 votes
    Kelvin by TKO/KO
    0% 0 votes
    Kelvin by decision
    16% 11 votes
    Kelvin by submission
    4% 3 votes



  • Registered Users Posts: 2,649 ✭✭✭Whelo79

    tommyboy26 wrote: »

    who you got in the main and co main events

    I've gone for Max by KO/TKO and Israel by decision.

    I think Max v Dustin will be a fantastic fight but I reckon Israel v Kelvin might be a bit of a chess match played out at a slower pace.

  • Registered Users Posts: 7,733 ✭✭✭ASOT

    Went with Kelvin & Dustin by KO/TKO.

    Two great scraps, Kelvin just usually finds a way to get it done, Dustin is a machine since he went up, both could go either way though.

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 29,930 ✭✭✭✭TerrorFirmer

    Not thrilled by the overall card but Holloway v Porier is a dream match-up, cannot wait.

  • Registered Users Posts: 11,275 ✭✭✭✭mdwexford

    The main event will definitely be fight of the year. I don’t see an early finish and both guys always get sucked into a brawl no matter how much they say they won’t.

    Max has been amazing since the Conor defeat, and especially the last four fights but I have a feeling Dustin gets it done here. He has the experience at the weight class and hits harder. He should definitely throw in some take downs and not just stand and bang. He will need to finish Max though because I can’t see him out working him to a decision.

    Like to see Adesanya win the other title fight but Kelvin might just grind him down.

    Both very hard to call and interesting.

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,127 ✭✭✭dashoonage

    Dustin and Israel for me. I've been a Dustin fan so long I just want to see the man wear a belt. He deserves it sooooo much.

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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,960 ✭✭✭Autecher

    The full card, I don't know why the UFC stopped doing those pictures with the whole card on it. I'm a fan of Max and Dustin, great fighters to watch and seem like real good guys too. I'm picking Max & Kelvin by ko/tko.

    UFC 236: Holloway v Poirier 2 Main Card:

    Interim Lightweight Title: Max Holloway v Dustin Poirier
    Interim Middleweight Title: Kelvin Gastelum v Israel Adesanya
    Light heavyweight: Eryk Anders v Khalil Rountree Jr
    Welterweight: Alan Jouban v Dwight Grant
    Light heavyweight: Ovince Saint Preux v Nkita Krylov

    UFC 236: Holloway v Poirier 2 Preliminary Card:

    Lightweight: Jalin Turner v Matt Frevola
    Flyweight: Wilson Reis v Alexandre Pantoja
    Bantamweight: Boston Salmon v Khalid Taha
    Welterweight: Max Griffinv Zelim Imadaev

    UFC 236: Holloway v Poirier 2 Early Preliminary Card:

    Welterweight: Curtis Millender v Belal Muhammad
    Bantamweight: Montel Jackson v Andre Soukhamthath
    Bantamweight: Brandon Davis v Randy Costa
    Women's Strawweight: Lauren Mueller v Polianna Botelho

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,117 ✭✭✭tommyboy26

    dashoonage wrote: »
    Dustin and Israel for me. I've been a Dustin fan so long I just want to see the man wear a belt. He deserves it sooooo much.

    i agree with you. he does deserve it but unfortunately i just cant see him beating max especially now that max isnt cutting to 145

  • Registered Users Posts: 29,684 ✭✭✭✭Zero-Cool

    Would be beaming if Max became champ champ, would be beaming if Dustin became champ, they are gonna go to war, win win fight for me, can not wait!

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,960 ✭✭✭Autecher

    Ariel says the plan is if Max wins then he fights Khabib in Abu Dhabi in September. I don't know why Max and not Dustin if he wins though.

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,539 ✭✭✭John_D80

    I think we’ll see a great fight in the main. I’d be leaning strongly towards max getting the finish in 3rd or 4th though.

    In the co-main I’d be surprised if Adesanya makes it to the championship rounds. This fight is too much too soon for him I think.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,620 ✭✭✭clsmooth

    Can’t really see past Holloway. Poirier is a very good fighter but I think Max is just a level above him.

  • Registered Users Posts: 29,684 ✭✭✭✭Zero-Cool

  • Registered Users Posts: 605 ✭✭✭pastorbarrett

    Kelvin looking a bit softer than usual. Thought it slightly concerning on Embedded that he struggled to get motivated for this camp following last fight fall-out.

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,960 ✭✭✭Autecher

    Max weighing in at 145 and 155. He even looks a bit drained at 155.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 4,464 ✭✭✭Ultimate Seduction

    Can't see anyway addesanya can deal with Kelvins wrestling. Think Porrier will try take Max to the floor often as well. Nice treble with them an Max Griffin.

  • Registered Users Posts: 23,848 ✭✭✭✭mailburner

    can't call it myself, dustin pts or max pts

    I'd be surprised if max gets a finish here, this is the best poirier we've seen and after those wars v eddie and justin I'd be surprised if he was stopped
    If ever there was a time for dustin it's now...

    would love to see kelvin win but think he might lose out on pts, wonder where
    his head is after after him admitting he struggled to get motivated for this
    I think he might get frustrated but he'll need to get adesanya down or it'll be a one sided pts win imo

    I'm dying to see adesanya tested, don't believe he's that good myself but I might be miles out there.

  • Registered Users Posts: 9,381 ✭✭✭Yurt2

    Didn't realize Adesanya was nearly 30 - I thought he was much younger the way he mouths off. Hope Gastelum cleans his clock.

    Hard to pick between Max and Dustin. Gut says Poirier gets the job done.

  • Registered Users Posts: 24,585 ✭✭✭✭Alf Veedersane

    Gone with Max and Adesanya by decision.

    Max and Dustin should be a belter

  • Registered Users Posts: 23,848 ✭✭✭✭mailburner

    fair bit of confidence here in the Gastelum ko, not sure if its just
    ramdom folk or some of the regulars given there's barely that many posting here

    I hope it happens, think it'll be a long frustrating night for kelvin but at least
    we'll have some idea what adesanya is capable of
    it would be a big ask finishing kelvin given he's survived against the best

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,383 ✭✭✭Gamb!t

    Really hope max wins but I think Poirier might get the job done with a sneaky KO.
    Gastelum to get the decision over Adesanya.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,117 ✭✭✭tommyboy26

    i think max gets the stoppage late in the fight. paddy power has him 9/1 to win in the 4th.

    i cant take to kelvin dont know what it is. probably him with cejudos belt at the last fight was pure cringe. i think its an interesting match up but reckon the fight might be a snooze fest with israel grinding out a points win. either way i dont think either have what it takes to beat whittaker

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,960 ✭✭✭Autecher

    I like stats & things like this because I am a nerd.

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,960 ✭✭✭Autecher

    3 of the title fighters go down memory lane. Max is a funny guy.

  • Registered Users Posts: 7,733 ✭✭✭ASOT

    Nice finish by Davis.

  • Registered Users Posts: 23,848 ✭✭✭✭mailburner

    This should be a great scrap

  • Registered Users Posts: 686 ✭✭✭DVD-Lots

    Good stoppage there, don't care if he protests it, ref was dead right. Great left hook.

  • Registered Users Posts: 23,848 ✭✭✭✭mailburner

    Fair Play ref, no nonsense approach

    Won't grab that fence again

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,386 ✭✭✭Still Ill

    Griffin is dead on his feet here.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,386 ✭✭✭Still Ill

    Listening to Rogan and Cormier trying to figure out the score with the point taken away was painful :pac:

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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,884 ✭✭✭SlowBlowin

    Reis has a massive head, a snippers dream.