Don’t lie. When the UFC booked not one, but two interim title fights for UFC 236, you rolled your eyes. Hey, I won’t even lie. I did.
Not so much about middleweight. Israel Adesanya vs. Kelvin Gastelum for an interim title makes complete sense with champ Robert Whittaker on the mend following surgery. It’s that interim lightweight title fight that’s had me – and many others – scratching our heads. Featherweight champ Max Holloway moving up to rematch Dustin Poirier for an interim title? OK, sure.
But here’s the thing: Regardless of how you feel about the interim titles involved, there is no denying that those two matchups are straight fire. You could be excited about the fights themselves and not the circumstances of interim belts. I know that’s basically how I feel.
Now I am all in after the UFC dropped a trailer for the two fights that uses the same voiceover and music used in the first official trailer for “Avengers: Endgame,” which came out Thursday.
Check this out (via Twitter):
And since you’re here, here’s the “Avengers: Endgame” trailer (via YouTube):
UFC 236 takes place April 13 at State Farm Arena in Atlanta and airs on pay-per-view following prelims on ESPN+ and UFC Fight Pass.
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Source: USA Today – MMA Junkie
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