Max “Blessed” Holloway met Dustin “The Diamond” Poirier in the second of two interim title fights at UFC 236.
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Although he already holds the featherweight title, Holloway (20-3) looked to capture the interim lightweight title and avenge a loss all in the same night against Poirier. He also attempted to improve upon his ridiculous 13 fight winning streak; a win over “The Diamond” would have made it 14 in a row.
As for Poirier (24-5), “The Diamond’s”
Poirier pumps the jab to start. He lands a hard leg kick. Holloway lands a leg kick of his own. Poirier lands a left hand, then follows and eats a right from Holloway. Poirier goes in for the kill, unloading a barrage of punches. Holloway answers with a right hand. Holloway is hurt. Poirier lands a knee, then wings a right hand. Again, Poirier lands a left hand. Holloway lands. Poirier lands a combo that ends with an uppercut. Holloway lands a left hand over the top. Poirier lands a one-two. Holloway throws a head kick as the round ends.
Poirier throws a head kick to start the second round. Holloway lunges in with a right, then gets out of harm’s way. He digs to the body, then goes to the head of Poirier. Poirier wings a left. Holloway switching stances back and forth. He goes to the body again with a right hand. Poirier lands a straight left hand. Both guys land in the pocket. Poirier looks for a takedown but the Hawaiian stuffed it. He peppers Poirier with some rights and lefts. Poirier lands a left hand, he moves in and Holloway circles out. He lands a right hook on Poirier. Poirier lands a right hook that hurts Holloway bad. The round ends.
Holloway lands a couple of quick left hands to start the round. Holloway moves in and eats a left hook. Poirier digs to the body. Holloway blitz’ forward with a one-two. Poirier uncorks a right hand. Holloway lands a straight right hand, then gets his jab going. Halfway through the round. Holloway picking it up here, he lands a jab. Poirier lands a right. Holloway wings a left hand then an uppercut. Holloway starting to put the pace on. He throws a flying knee, Poirier catches him and works for the takedown. Holloway defends with hard elbows to Poirier’s head. The round ends.
Holloway lands a straight right to start the round. Poirier shoots a takedown and gets deep. He works to complete it as Holloway defends. The fighters grapple and Holloway lands a knee to Poirier’s body as they break. Poirier pops the jab, Holloway is putting it on. He closes in with a right hand, then a left. Poirier answers with a right that hurts Holloway. Both fighters unload against the cage. Holloway digs to the body of Poirier. Poirier wings a right. Poirier lands a knee that busts the Hawaiian open. Holloway is having a hard time seeing because of the blood. Poirier looks for a takedown, Holloway thinks about a choke but there is too much blood. The round ends.
The fighters throw their jabs to start. Holloway throws a body kick. Poirier goes over the top with a left hand. He cracks Holloway with a counter left. Holloway lands a right as he moves forward. They trade right hands. Holloway lands a body kick. He moves forward and clips Poirier. Poirier catches Holloway on the reset. Holloway works a combo, Poirier answers with a jab. Under two minutes left in the fight. The fighters clinch, Poirier works for another takedown. Holloway defends as both men are taking a bit of a breather. 45 seconds left Poirier still looking for the takedown. The horn sounds.