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UFC 236 Video! ‘Blessed’ Details His Biggest Octagon Battles

UFC featherweight king Max Holloway will try to become just the fourth fighter in UFC history to simultaneously hold two titles when he squares off with Dustin Poirier later tonight (Sat., April 13, 2019) at UFC 236 live on ESPN+ PPV from inside State Farm Arena in Atlanta, Georgia, for the interim lightweight title. It is a rematch over seven years in the making as “Diamond” defeated Holloway via submission back at UFC 143.

This is not only a huge opportunity for Holloway to headline UFC’s PPV debut on ESPN+, but it’s a chance for “Blessed” to prove that his long-storied success at featherweight can transition over to the 155-pound level. As the owner of a staggering 13-fight win streak, which is insanely impressive given the current talent at 145 pounds, Holloway is on the cusp of everlasting greatness. A win over Poirier should also line the Hawaiian up for a massive showdown with undefeated UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov.

In advance to Holloway’s main event rematch with Poirier, the featherweight champion sat down with ESPN’s Brett Okamoto to take a look back at his Octagon journey throughout the years. Holloway not only breaks down his key wins over the likes of Jose Aldo and Brian Ortega, but he also discusses his first encounter with Poirier back in 2012 and his last recorded loss to Conor McGregor back in 2013.

Check out the video above courtesy of ESPN.

Only time will tell if Holloway can get his revenge on Poirier later tonight at UFC 236. If “Blessed” is able to win in convincing fashion and hoist two belts atop the cage in front of Atlanta’s finest it may finally be time to mention him among the best fighters to ever do it.

MMAmania.com will deliver LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire UFC 236 fight card, starting with the Fight Pass “Prelims” matches online, which are scheduled to begin at 6:15 p.m. ET, then the remaining undercard balance on ESPN at 8 p.m. ET, before the ESPN+ PPV main card start time at 10 p.m. ET.

For more UFC 236 fight card news click here.

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‘Disappointed’ Corey Anderson Details Difficulties, Frustrations with UFC 232 Relocation

In an alternate universe, Corey Anderson might have been a short-notice replacement for Jon Jones had UFC 232 remained in Las Vegas.
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‘Disappointed’ Corey Anderson Details Difficulties, Frustrations with UFC 232 Relocation

In an alternate universe, Corey Anderson might have been a short-notice replacement for Jon Jones had UFC 232 remained in Las Vegas.
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‘Disappointed’ Corey Anderson Details Difficulties, Frustrations with UFC 232 Relocation

In an alternate universe, Corey Anderson might have been a short-notice replacement for Jon Jones had UFC 232 remained in Las Vegas.
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‘Disappointed’ Corey Anderson Details Difficulties, Frustrations with UFC 232 Relocation

In an alternate universe, Corey Anderson might have been a short-notice replacement for Jon Jones had UFC 232 remained in Las Vegas.
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‘Disappointed’ Corey Anderson Details Difficulties, Frustrations with UFC 232 Relocation

In an alternate universe, Corey Anderson might have been a short-notice replacement for Jon Jones had UFC 232 remained in Las Vegas.
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Rachel Ostovich Releases Details Of Alleged Assault By Her Husband

Ultimate Fighting Championship flyweight Rachael Ostovich has released harrowing details of the alleged attack by her husband which left her with a broken orbital bone as well as other injuries, forcing her to withdraw from a high profile bout against Paige VanZant early next year
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Police Report Details Diaz’ Violent Alleged Domestic Assault

Last week, Nick Diaz was arrested in Las Vegas, Nevada after he was accused of allegedly taking part in a domestic violence dispute that triggered a significant police response.

According to a police report obtained by MMA Fighting, the incident allegedly began after the victim confronted Diaz — whom she described as her on-again, off-again boyfriend — about having sexual relations with one of her friends. At some point during the confrontation, the victim admitted to throwing a glass of water in his face. In response, Diaz allegedly grabbed her by the head, choked her and slammed her on the ground.

Upon police arrival, the victim was said to be in visible pain and could not walk on her own, according to the report. After she was transported to a local hospital, she was diagnosed with a broken hip, as well as bruises on both legs to go along with several marks on her head and neck.

Some of her “severe injuries” were caused after Diaz attempted to throw her into the pool, only to have her body hit the edge of it when she tried to fight him off. She then stated that Diaz’ use of cocaine added to his erratic behavior, which had been going on for a few days prior to the incident.

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) issued a statement on the incident (see it here), stating that while the promotion does not tolerate domestic violence, every fighter is deserving of due process and an independent investigation would be conducted.

Diaz was allegedly combative during the course of the arrest, but was eventually taken into custody and subsequently posted bail a few days later.

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Robert Whittaker Details Decision to Pull Out of UFC 221 in Australia

Reigning Ultimate Fighting Championship middleweight ace Robert Whittaker appeared on the “The MMA Hour” and detailed his decision to pull out of UFC 221, which will be held this weekend in Perth, Australia.
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Jessica-Rose Clark Details Home Robbery Days Before UFC Fight Night 124 Bout

Jessica-Rose Clark was victimized by a robbery just days before she is scheduled to face Paige VanZant at UFC Fight Night 124.
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