Poirier (25-5 MMA, 17-4 UFC) defeated Holloway (20-4 MMA, 16-4 UFC) by unanimous decision to claim the interim lightweight belt in Saturday’s headliner. The fight was thrilling for all five rounds, and while all three judges saw it 49-46, online scores were all over the map.
Nurmagomedov (27-0 MMA, 11-0 UFC) doesn’t think either man should’ve got the victory, though. He said he had the fight a draw, but nevertheless expects to unify the titles with Poirier in September (via Twitter):
UFC 236 took place at State Farm Arena in Atlanta. Poirier vs. Holloway headlined the pay-per-view main card following prelims on ESPN and UFC Fight Pass.
Although unconfirmed, reports indicate the Nurmagomedov vs. Poirier unifier could take place in Abu Dhabi.
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Source: USA Today – MMA Junkie
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