UFC 236 Betting Odds

UFC 236 Betting Odds


Two top tier title matchups will take place at State Farm Arena in Atlanta as undefeated Israel Adesanya (16-0) goes up against Kelvin Gastelum (16-3) for the interim Middleweight belt while Featherweight Champ Max Holloway (20-4) moves up a class to face Dustin Poirier for the interim lightweight belt.

The winner of the Adesany-Gastelum fight will move on to have a shot at a title unification bout with Robert Whittaker later this year.

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Adesanya (u3½EV total, -170 money line) brings an impressive resume into this fight. He is coming off a third round unanimous decision victory earlier this year against the legendary Anderson Silva at UFC 234. Prior to that he fought and won four times in 2018. He takes a very calculated approach to his fights, picking apart his opponent piece by piece rather than looking for a single knockout blow. In his entire 16-0 fighter profile, only one of those was won by KO.

Gastelum (o3½-130 total, +140 money line) is slightly more experienced, sturdier fighter who, if he can get Adesanya on his back, has a good chance of winning. That will be no small task however, as Adesanya has a good range and is hard to catch. His last fight was in May of 2018, so he has been out of the octagon for a considerably more time than his opponent, who has had 3 fights in that span.

The other matchup is a 2012 rematch from UFC 143 where Poirier submitted Holloway in the first round of their fight at UFC 143. Holloway was a last-minute replacement in that fight, and was not given much time to prepare.

This time around Holloway (u2½+125 total, -210 money line) is coming in at what has been the peak of his career so far, after having broke two records for significant strikes against Brian Ortega. Holloway landed 134 in a single round and went on to place 290 total in the fight, both UFC records. The victory brought him to 20-4 in his career.

As evidenced by his fight against Ortega, Holloway is a rangy, stand up fighter who relies on a large volume of blows. If he can keep distance from Poirier (o2½-155 total, +170 money line) he has a good shot at victory, but Poirier will not be an easy opponent. Poirier is super-calculated, which is a good asset to have against a volume striker, because with careful observance, you can disrupt their rhythm.

Poirier’s last fight was a July 28th 2018 UFC Main Event against Eddie Alvarez. Poirier won that fight by TKO in the second round. He was scheduled to fight later that year in Madison Square Garden against Nate Diaz but had to pull out due to a hip injury.

Both should be great fights to watch, and with a little something on the line they could make for a memorable weekend.