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The MMA Vivisection - UFC 236: Holloway vs. Poirier 2 picks odds, & analysis

Zane Simon & Connor Ruebusch are back to break down this week’s UFC event in Atlanta, GA. With picks and odds for every fight on the card. From Max Holloway vs. Dustin Poirier in the main event down to Brandon Davis vs. Randy Costa in the opening prelims.

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The UFC returns with two fantastic (interim) title fights this week. Featherweight champion Max Holloway makes the jump to 155 for his chance at revenge against Dustin Poirier, the man who handed him the first loss of his pro MMA career. They’ll be scrapping for the interim lightweight title—with Khabib Nurmagomedov apparently satisfied with sitting out his NSAC suspension until the fall. In the co-main event, middleweight top contenders Israel Adesanya and Kelvin Gastelum will face off for a share of Robert Whittaker’s title. The ‘Reaper’ has been sidelined recovering from hernia & bowel surgery, ever since his last minute exit from UFC 234.

If you’re interested in the prelims, we’ve got you covered there as well. Check out the UFC 236 Prelims Vivi below, or find the audio over on SoundCloud:

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Here’s a look at the UFC 236 fight card as it stands right now:

Max Holloway vs Dustin Poirier - 7:45, odds-30:24
Kelvin Gastelum vs Israel Adesanya - 32:14, odds-45:06
Eryk Anders vs Khalil Rountree - 47:52, odds-51:21
Alan Jouban vs Dwight Grant - 51:54, odds-1:00:45
Nikita Krylov vs Ovince St. Preux - 1:01:54, odds-1:12:25

Jalin Turner vs Matt Frevola - 2:29, odds-10:09
Wilson Reis vs Alexandre Pantoja - 11:28, odds-20:10
Max Griffin vs Zelim Imadaev - 21:06, odds-26:40
Boston Salmon vs Khalid Taha - 28:25, odds-35:06

Belal Muhammad vs Curtis Millender - 36:00, odds-44:37
Montel Jackson vs Andre Soukhamthath - 46:46, odds-52:35
Poliana Botelho vs Lauren Mueller - 54:07, odds-1:01:45
Randy Costa vs Brandon Davis - 1:02:44, odds-1:08:22