UFC 236 on April 13th will be an historic pay-per-view event for the biggest MMA promotion in the game, as they embark on a new adventure in partnership with ESPN. Holloway v Poirier is a worthy main event for the card, which takes place at the State Farm Arena in Atlanta, Georgia.
Max Holloway (20-3-0) fights Dustin Poirier (24-4-1) for the Interim Lightweight UFC title. This is a fight that makes sense, with Holloway stepping up for a tilt at a second belt and Poirier earning a deserved shot at UFC gold.
Max “Blessed” Holloway, the UFC Featherweight Champion, will go up from 145 lb to 155 lb on Saturday night, with hopes of avenging the loss to Dustin Poirier earlier on in his UFC career.
Since that outing all the way back in 2012, things have changed. Holloway is widely regarded as one of the greatest featherweights of all time and his reign there is not over yet. Dustin Poirier, since moving to 155 lb Lightweight division from 145 lb, has established himself as Championship material on several occasions.
Holloway comes here on the back a frightening run of wins at the 145 lb division, destroying Jose Aldo, twice, before a breathtaking display of striking against Brian Ortega in just his last three fights.
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Max Holloway Vs Dustin Poirier Betting Lines & Pick
Max Holloway will be the favourite on the betting lines because he is an established Champion, but this is a hugely intriguing match up and it could go either way.
Holloway is the -225 favourite with 888sport and Betway Sports, and is worthy of that given his resume. Dustin Poirier is a highly respected underdog however, trading on the betting lines at +180 with bet365.
It’s really is a tough fight to call, but the value could be with Holloway to win by Decision (+275 at bet365) in the ‘Method of Victory’ betting market.
Betting Pick: Max Holloway to win by Decision at +275 with bet365