UFC 236: Holloway vs. Poirier 2
Mike Alexander breaks down each fight on Saturday's UFC card and gives you his example lineups for DraftKings DFS MMA slate.
We have two belts on the line for UFC 236 on Saturday night. The UFC gave us another amazingly violent headliner with Holloway-Poirier 2. Can Blessed Max avenge an early defeat? It’s going to be fun finding out.
Case for Holloway: He may be the best lightweight of all time, and that’s saying something. His losses were all at a pretty young age and he’s gotten better each time we’ve seen him fight. The weight cut scare from last year seems behind him, especially at 155. His striking is both voluminous and accurate.
Case for Poirier: Diamond Dustin has a knack for finding himself in a war. That should be the case here. He makes a strong case for being a good bet when that happens having outlasted Justin Gaethje and Eddie Alvarez in donnybrooks. Oh, and he has a win over a 21-year-old Holloway in 2012.
The Play: It’s not often the victor of the first fight comes in as a dog. That tells you a lot about Holloway’s progression. Both fighters are great plays. The volume on...