Atlanta, Georgia is the setting for this weekend’s highly anticipated UFC 236 card when featherweight king, Max Holloway attempts to land the interim-lightweight strap to his list of achievements against UFC veteran Dustin Poirier.
It’s the second meeting of the two, having fought previously in 2012 when Poirier handed Holloway the first loss on his professional record. Since then, however, the Hawaiian fighter has gone on to etch his name into the UFC annals following a 13-fight win streak including two victories of Jose Aldo.
The rematch comes in under a cloud of controversy as the pair take on each other on for the interim-lightweight belt following Khabib Nurmagomedov’s suspension following his win over Conor McGregor at UFC 229.
In the lead up to the fight, famed MMA coach, Owen Roddy has given his prediction on where the fight is set to be won and lost.
Both men have come against Roddy’s star pupil, Conor McGregor, in the past and the SBG Charlestown coach takes time out at the end to dissect what would happen if the Dubliner was to face both men again.
This is the first in a series that will see Coach Roddy breakdown each of the UFC main-events over the coming months and you can watch them all here on his YouTube channel.