ATLANTA – UFC 236 provided two of the most memorable title fights in recent memory, but there could only be one winner in each bout, and unfortunately for Max Holloway and Kelvin Gastelum, they came out on the wrong end.
Holloway (20-4 MMA, 16-4 UFC), the UFC featherweight champion who was moving up to fight for the interim lightweight belt, suffered a unanimous decision loss to Dustin Poirier (25-5 MMA, 17-4 UFC) in the main event of Saturday’s card, which took place at State Farm Arena in Atlanta. In the co-main event, Gastelum (15-4 MMA, 10-4 UFC) fell short against Israel Adesanya (17-0 MMA, 6-0 UFC) by unanimous decision in an interim middleweight title bout.
Although Holloway and Gastelum are likely to be out of action for some time after taking some considerable damage inside the octagon at UFC 236, they are both just 27 and will be back in the octagon eventually. Holloway is still the 145-pound champion, while Gastelum is without question still among the top contenders at 185 pounds.
What should be next for both men? Watch the video above to find out.
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Source: USA Today – MMA Junkie
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