In the main event of UFC 236 on pay-per-view (PPV) last night (Sat. April 13, 2019), UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway met Dustin Poirier for the interim 155-pound championship.
Poirier came out aggressive right out the gate, rocking the 145-pound champ early. He was able to control the fight up until the third round, where “Blessed” bounced back as “The Diamond” began to fade. However, Poirier caught a second wind, and was able to use his power and boxing to out-damage the Hawaiian striker.
Both men put on an amazing showing. When it was all said and done, Poirier was awarded the unanimous decision to become the new interim 155-pound champion of the world. He will now face Khabib Nurmagomedov in a unification bout once “The Eagle’s” suspension is up.
Check out how the mixed martial arts (MMA) community reacted to Poirier’s win here: