The only way to follow up Israel Adesanya vs. Kelvin Gastelum was with Max Holloway vs. Dustin Poirier. The two lightweights went to war for 25-minutes and in the end, it was Poirier who got his hand raised in victory, winning the Interim Lightweight Title.
Here's how fighters reacted to another Fight of the Year candidate.
I don’t agree with the judges 49:46, I got a draw, my respect to both fighters, and Porier’s achievement so far cannot be denied, my congratulations Dustin, see you in September. -- vs --— khabib nurmagomedov (@TeamKhabib) April 14, 2019
Another one that can be fight of the year Jesus! Congrats Dustin both you guys put on hell of the show!— Erik Jon Koch (@NEWBREED04) April 14, 2019
Another great fight congrats guys— glover teixeira (@gloverteixeira) April 14, 2019
Congrats @DustinPoirier on the new belt! Amazing to see champions who want to change their communities.— CRIS CYBORG (@criscyborg) April 14, 2019
Great fight Gentleman!— Frankie Edgar (@FrankieEdgar) April 14, 2019