The UFC’s return to Atlanta after nearly three years is set for Saturday with UFC 236, and the promotion’s popular “Embedded” series returns to get you ready.
UFC 236 takes place at State Farm Arena in Atlanta. The main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on ESPN and UFC Fight Pass.
In the main event, Max Holloway (20-3 MMA, 16-3 UFC), who is the current UFC featherweight champion, will move up to lightweight to run it back with Dustin Poirier (24-5 MMA, 16-4 UFC), who submitted “Blessed” in the first round of his octagon debut at UFC 143 in February 2012, in an interim championship bout. The co-headliner, meanwhile, will see Kelvin Gastelum (15-3 MMA, 10-3 UFC) fight unbeaten Israel Adesanya (16-0 MMA, 5-0 UFC) for the interim middleweight strap.
The fifth episode of “UFC 236 Embedded” previews the two interim title fights. Here’s the UFC’s description:
On Episode 5 of UFC 236 Embedded, middleweight title contender Kelvin Gastelum takes in the view from his balcony. Opponent Israel Adesanya stays sharp by following his coaches’ instructions in the gym and remembering the drudgery of his desk job. Featherweight champion Max Holloway receives fashion feedback from heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier. Lightweight title contender Dustin Poirier predicts a Fight of the Night in his UFC 236 main event, then both headliners begin their weight cuts. UFC 236 Embedded is an all-access, behind-the-scenes video blog leading up to the two title fights taking place Saturday, April 13th on Pay-Per-View, available on ESPN Plus.
- ‘UFC 236 Embedded,’ No. 1: Max Holloway drives Porsches, mocks Conor McGregor
- ‘UFC 236 Embedded,’ No. 2: ‘I’m going to finish Max’
- ‘UFC 236 Embedded,’ No. 3: ‘Kelvin’s got a soft body … and a big head’
- ‘UFC 236 Embedded,’ No. 4: Enjoy a moment with ‘Mini Blessed’ and his old man
- Dustin Poirier on promise knock out Max Holloway at UFC 236: 'There's no love in there'
- Dana White expects Conor McGregor to fight in 2019, will meet soon
- UFC 236 video: Holloway-Poirier, Gastelum-Adesanya get face-to-face one last time before fights
Source: USA Today – MMA Junkie
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