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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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Kron Gracie to Make Octagon Debut vs. Alex Caceres at UFC 233 in Anaheim

Kron Gracie, the son of Rickson Gracie, has signed with the Ultimate Fighting Championship and will make his promotional debut against Alex Caceres at UFC 233.
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KSW Flyweight Champ Ariane Lipski to Make Octagon Debut at UFC Fight Night in Buenos Aires

One of the world’s top female flyweights will make her UFC debut in November.
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KSW Flyweight Champ Ariane Lipski to Make Octagon Debut at UFC Fight Night in Buenos Aires

One of the world’s top female flyweights will make her UFC debut in November.
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KSW Flyweight Champ Ariane Lipski to Make Octagon Debut at UFC Fight Night in Buenos Aires

One of the world’s top female flyweights will make her UFC debut in November.
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KSW Flyweight Champ Ariane Lipski to Make Octagon Debut at UFC Fight Night in Buenos Aires

One of the world’s top female flyweights will make her UFC debut in November.
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‘The Greatest Fighter To Ever Step Foot Inside The Octagon’

Hey, remember back in April when Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) president Dana White told the mixed martial arts (MMA) world that Daniel Cormier — not Jon Jones — was the greatest light heavyweight of all time?

Yeah, he was just kidding.

Or perhaps he was trying to sell “DC” to a bunch of up-and-coming fighters (and a casual audience) when Cormier was coaching season 27 of The Ultimate Fighter (TUF). Either way, that opinion has changed now that “Teflon Jon” is back in business.

“Jon Jones … and many people will tell you this … is probably the greatest of all time,” White told ESPN’s First Take. “I think Jon Jones is the greatest fighter to ever step foot inside the Octagon. If he could have kept his personal life on track, God knows what this guy would be doing right now.”

Jones was will be reinstated by UFC next month after serving a reduced sentence from United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA). That means White has to promote “Bones” for an upcoming pay-per-view (PPV), so I guess he’s “fixable” after all.

There were rumors of a UFC 230 return; however, White continues to put Jones back inside the Octagon in first-quarter 2019 against an opponent to be named. With Daniel Cormier tied up with Brock Lesnar, the next logical choice would be that Alexander Gustafsson rematch.

Time till tell.

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Report: Nate Diaz in Talks to Make Octagon Return at UFC 227 on Aug. 4

Nate Diaz could be making his long-awaited return to the Ultimate Fighting Championship this summer.
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Gilbert Burns to Face Octagon Newcomer Dan Moret at UFC on Fox 29

Gilbert Burns will welcome Dan Moret to the Octagon at UFC on Fox 29 in Glendale, Ariz., on April 14.
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Gilbert Burns to Face Octagon Newcomer Dan Moret at UFC on Fox 29

Gilbert Burns will welcome Dan Moret to the Octagon at UFC on Fox 29 in Glendale, Ariz., on April 14.
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