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UFC 236: Holloway vs. Poirier 2
UFC 236 Poster.jpg
The poster for UFC 236: Holloway vs. Poirier 2.
PromotionUltimate Fighting Championship
DateApril 13, 2019 (2019-04-13)
VenueState Farm Arena
CityAtlanta, Georgia
Total gate$1,900,000[1]
Event chronology
UFC on ESPN: Barboza vs. Gaethje UFC 236: Holloway vs. Poirier 2 UFC Fight Night: Overeem vs. Oleinik

UFC 236: Holloway vs. Poirier 2 was a mixed martial arts event produced by the Ultimate Fighting Championship held on April 13, 2019 at the State Farm Arena in Atlanta, Georgia.[2][3]


In the United States, per an extension of its new rights agreements with ESPN through 2025, ESPN+ became the exclusive distributor of UFC pay-per-views for residential customers beginning at UFC 236: viewers must have an active ESPN+ subscription in order to purchase and stream PPV events, and they can no longer be purchased through other outlets (such as television providers). At the same time, the price of the PPV was lowered from $64.99 to $59.99, and a promotional offer was launched allowing new subscribers to purchase a bundle of the PPV and a one-year subscription to ESPN+ for $20 more.[4][5]

The event was headlined by an interim UFC Lightweight Championship bout between current UFC Featherweight Champion Max Holloway and Dustin Poirier.[6] The two previously met in a featherweight bout at UFC 143 where Poirier won by submission in the first round.[7]

An interim UFC Middleweight Championship bout between The Ultimate Fighter: Team Jones vs. Team Sonnen middleweight winner Kelvin Gastelum and Israel Adesanya served as the co-main event.[8]

A bantamweight bout between Boston Salmon and Khalid Taha was initially scheduled for The Ultimate Fighter: Heavy Hitters Finale. However, the pairing was removed from the card for undisclosed reasons and instead took place at this event.[9]

Paige VanZant was briefly linked to a match-up with Poliana Botelho at the event.[10] However, just days after the pairing was leaked, VanZant announced that she would not be competing on the card due to a fractured right arm.[11] VanZant was replaced by Lauren Mueller.[12]


Main Card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Lightweight Dustin Poirier def. Max Holloway Decision (unanimous) (49–46, 49–46, 49–46) 5 5:00 [a]
Middleweight Israel Adesanya def. Kelvin Gastelum Decision (unanimous) (48–46, 48–46, 48–46) 5 5:00 [b]
Light Heavyweight Khalil Rountree Jr. def. Eryk Anders Decision (unanimous) (30–26, 30–26, 30–26) 3 5:00
Welterweight Dwight Grant def. Alan Jouban Decision (split) (29–28, 27–30, 29–28) 3 5:00
Light Heavyweight Nikita Krylov def. Ovince Saint Preux Submission (rear-naked choke) 2 2:30
Preliminary Card (ESPN)
Lightweight Matt Frevola def. Jalin Turner Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27) 3 5:00
Flyweight Alexandre Pantoja def. Wilson Reis TKO (punches) 1 2:58
Welterweight Max Griffin def. Zelim Imadaev Decision (majority) (29–27, 29–27, 28–28) 3 5:00 [c]
Bantamweight Khalid Taha def. Boston Salmon TKO (punches) 1 0:25
Early Preliminary Card (UFC Fight Pass)
Welterweight Belal Muhammad def. Curtis Millender Decision (unanimous) (29–27, 29–27, 30–26) 3 5:00
Bantamweight Montel Jackson def. Andre Soukhamthath Decision (unanimous) (30–26, 30–27, 29–27) 3 5:00
Women's Flyweight Poliana Botelho def. Lauren Mueller Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00
Bantamweight Brandon Davis def. Randy Costa Submission (rear-naked choke) 2 1:12
  1. ^ For the interim UFC Lightweight Championship.
  2. ^ For the interim UFC Middleweight Championship.
  3. ^ Imadaev was deducted a point in round 1 for grabbing the cage.


Bonus awards[edit]

The following fighters were awarded $50,000 bonuses:[14]

  • Fight of the Night: Dustin Poirier vs. Max Holloway and Kelvin Gastelum vs. Israel Adesanya
  • Performance of the Night: No bonus awarded.

Reported payout[edit]

The following is the reported payout to the fighters as reported to the Georgia Athletic and Entertainment Commission. It does not include sponsor money and also does not include the UFC's traditional "fight night" bonuses. The total disclosed payroll for the event was $1,972,000.[15]

  • Dustin Poirier: $250,000 (no win bonus) def. Max Holloway: $350,000
  • Israel Adesanya: $350,000 (no win bonus) def. Kelvin Gastelum: $150,000
  • Khalil Rountree Jr.: $70,000 (includes $35,000 win bonus) def. Eryk Anders: $50,000
  • Dwight Grant: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus) def. Alan Jouban: $43,000
  • Nikita Krylov: $160,000 (includes $80,000 win bonus) def. Ovince Saint Preux: $86,000
  • Matt Frevola: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus) def. Jalin Turner: $12,000
  • Alexandre Pantoja: $36,000 (includes $18,000 win bonus) def. Wilson Reis: $34,000
  • Max Griffin: $40,000 (includes $20,000 win bonus) def. Zelim Imadaev: $10,000
  • Khalid Taha: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus) def. Boston Salmon: $10,000
  • Belal Muhammad: $70,000 (includes $35,000 win bonus) def. Curtis Millender: $31,000
  • Montel Jackson: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus) def. Andre Soukhamthath: $22,000
  • Poliana Botelho: $50,000 (includes $25,000 win bonus) def. Lauren Mueller: $12,000
  • Brandon Davis: $36,000 (includes $18,000 win bonus) def. Randy Costa: $12,000

See also[edit]


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  2. ^ Staff (2018-12-30). "UFC releases 2019 second quarter schedule". mmaweekly.com. Retrieved 2018-12-31.
  3. ^ Brett Okamoto (2019-02-22). "Max Holloway-Dustin Poirier to headline UFC 236 in Atlanta". espn.com. Retrieved 2019-02-22.
  4. ^ John Ourand (2019-03-18). "ESPN extends with UFC; ESPN+ becomes exclusive PPV provider". sportsbusinessdaily.com. Retrieved 2019-03-18.
  5. ^ Todd Spangler (2019-03-18). "All UFC Pay-Per-View events moving to ESPN+ exclusively in U.S. through 2025". variety.com. Retrieved 2019-03-18.
  6. ^ Cole Shelton (2019-02-23). "Max Holloway returns at UFC 236 for interim lightweight title fight with Dustin Poirier". bjpenn.com. Retrieved 2019-02-23.
  7. ^ Staff (2012-02-05). "UFC 143 results: Dustin Poirier taps Max Holloway with dual-submission finish". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2012-02-05.
  8. ^ Brett Okamoto (2018-02-19). "Israel Adesanya named as replacement opponent for Kelvin Gastelum at UFC 236". espn.com. Retrieved 2019-02-19.
  9. ^ Marcel Dorff (2019-02-06). "Boston Salmon vs. Khalid rescheduled, this time for UFC 236" (in Dutch). mmadna.nl. Retrieved 2019-02-06.
  10. ^ Raphael Marinho (2020-02-20). "Poliana Botelho faces Paige VanZant at UFC 236, April 13" (in Portuguese). sportv.globo.com. Retrieved 2019-02-20.
  11. ^ Mike Bohn (2018-02-28). "UFC's Paige VanZant says she's suffered another arm fracture". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2019-03-01.
  12. ^ Marcel Dorff. "Paige VanZant geblesseerd, Poliana Botelho treft nu Lauren Mueller tijdens UFC 236" (in Dutch). Retrieved 2019-03-01.
  13. ^ "UFC 236: Holloway vs. Poirier 2". Ultimate Fighting Championship. Retrieved 2019-02-25.
  14. ^ Stephie Haynes (2019-04-14). "UFC 236 post-fight bonuses: Adesanya-Gastelum and Poirier-Holloway both net FOTN honors". bloodyelbow.com. Retrieved 2019-04-14.
  15. ^ Mike Bohn (2019-04-15). "UFC 236 salaries: Max Holloway, Israel Adesanya lead payouts with $350,000". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2019-04-15.