UFC 236 Results: 2 Interim Championship Bouts, Plus Krylov vs. OSP II!

UFC Interim Middleweight Championship
#4 Kelvin Gastelum vs. #5 Israel Adesanya

Round One: The round begins with Adesanya attacking Gastelum with a kick to the midsection, Adesanya also hits Gastelum with leg kicks. Gastelum comes forward and he attacks Adesanya with some lefts, Gastelum nails Adesanya with a kick to the midsection. Gastelum rocks Adesanya with a three punch combination, Gastelum also nails Adesanya with a left to the midsection. Gastelum continues charging forward and he swings away at Adesanya, Adesanya then cracks Gastelum with a two punch combination. Gastelum throws a few more strikes as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Adesanya

Round Two: The round begins with Adesanya kicking Gastelum in the midsection, Adesanya also starts nailing Gastelum with some leg kicks. Gastelum then hits Adesanya with a left to the midsection, Adesanya catches Gastelum with a right to the midsection. Gastelum attacks Adesanya with more overhand lefts, Gastelum cracks a kicking Adesanya with a right. Gastelum eats a shot before nailing Adesanya with a two punch combination, Adesanya drops a swinging Gastelum with a counter right and Gastelum gets back up. Adesanya comes forward and he picks apart Gastelum with some combinations, Adesanya stuns Gastelum with a right. Adesanya rocks Gastelum with a spinning elbow strike to the head, Gastelum recovers and he hits Adesanya with a left. Gastelum looks for a takedown as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Adesanya (Overall Score: 19-19 for Draw)

Round Three: The round begins with Gastelum kicking Adesanya in the midsection, Adesanya starts attacking Gastelum with leg kicks. Gastelum then cracks Adesanya with a left to the midsection, Adesanya nails an incoming Gastelum with a knee strike to the head. Adesanya stays at a distance while attacking Gastelum with a variety of kicks, Adesanya and Gastelum have a striking exchange. Gastelum starts landing some leg kicks against Adesanya, Adesanya cracks a swinging Gastelum with a counter right. Gastelum catches a swinging Adesanya with a counter left, Gastelum scores a takedown on Adesanya and Adesanya gets right back up. Adesanya swings away at Gastelum as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Adesanya (Overall Score: 29-28 for Adesanya)

Round Four: The round begins with Gastelum coming forward and swinging away at Adesanya, Gastelum grabs Adesanya and gets him against the cage wall for a short time. Adesanya nails Gastelum with a knee strike to the midsection, Adesanya starts landing leg kicks against Gastelum. Adesanya cracks Gastelum with a straight right to the top of the head, Gastelum hits Adesanya with a few lefts to the face. Gastelum backs Adesanya into the cage wall while swinging away at him, Adesanya lands a right before eating a left from Gastelum. Adesanya and Gastelum have a wild striking exchange in the center of the Octagon, Gastelum pops an incoming Adesanya with a left. Gastelum stuns Adesanya with a high kick, Gastelum rocks Adesanya with a follow up combination. Gastelum lands a left on Adesanya as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Gastelum (Overall Score: 38-38 for Draw)

Round Five: The round begins with Gastelum swinging wildly at Adesanya, Gastelum nails Adesanya with a three strike combination. Gastelum hits Adesanya with a left to the midsection, Adesanya starts firing back with combinations of his own. Gastelum starts attacking Adesanya with some leg kicks, Gastelum looks for a takedown and Adesanya counters with a standing guillotine choke attempt. Gastelum escapes and gets top position on the ground, Adesanya rolls for a triangle choke and Gastelum escapes to get the fight standing again. Adesanya nails Gastelum with a multiple punch combination, Gastelum then pops Adesanya with a two punch combination. Adesanya starts connecting with a ton of rights against Gastelum, Gastelum pressures Adesanya and gets him against the cage wall for a short time. Adesanya rocks a kicking Gastelum with a counter right, Adesanya drops Gastelum with a three punch combination. Gastelum gets up and he gets Adesanya against the cage wall, the fighters separate and Adesanya rocks Gastelum with another combination. Adesanya drops Gastelum with a combination and Gastelum gets back up, Adesanya drops Gastelum again as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-8 for Adesanya (Final Score: 48-46 for Adesanya)

Official Result: #5 Israel Adesanya def. #4 Kelvin Gastelum by unanimous decision (48-46, 48-46, 48-46) to win the title

UFC Interim Lightweight Championship
Max Holloway vs. #3 Dustin Poirier

Round One: The round begins with Poirier attacking Holloway with some leg kicks, Poirier and Holloway take some swings at each other. Poirier goes after Holloway with some striking combinations, Poirier stuns Holloway with a few lefts. Holloway recovers and he rocks Poirier with a multiple punch combination of his own, Poirier rocks Holloway with a right and he pounces on him with a plethora of strikes. Poirier then cracks a swinging Holloway with a counter right hook, Poirier follows Holloway around the Octagon while landing rights. Holloway throws a combination of his own against a backing Poirier, Poirier starts connecting with a ton of lefts against a swinging Holloway, Poirier and Holloway swing away at each other as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Poirier

Round Two: The round begins with Holloway coming forward and swinging away at Poirier, Holloway nails Poirier with a right to the midsection. Holloway starts focusing his attack on the midsection of Poirier, Poirier cracks a swinging Holloway with a counter right hook. Poirier then cracks Holloway with a left hook, Poirier starts looking for the takedown against Holloway. Holloway continues nailing Poirier with combinations, Holloway hits Poirier with a kick to the midsection. Poirier rocks Holloway with a multiple punch combination, Poirier rocks a swinging Holloway again with a counter right hook. Poirier and Holloway swing away at each pother as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Poirier (Overall Score: 20-18 for Poirier)

Round Three: The round begins with Holloway attacking Poirier with some leg kicks, Holloway also attacks Poirier with punching combinations. Poirier cracks a swinging Holloway with a counter left hook, Poirier comes forward and he nails Holloway with a multiple punch combination. Holloway backs up Poirier after landing a right to the face, Holloway eats some power shots while swinging away against Poirier. Holloway cracks a jabbing Poirier with a counter right, Poirier lands a four piunch combination against Holloway. Holloway backs Poirier into the cage wall while landing a huge combination, Poirier grabs Holloway and gets him against the cage wall. Holloway rocks Poirier with a series of elbow strikes to the head and the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Holloway (Overall Score: 29-28 for Poirier)

Round Four: The round begins with Holloway stunning Poirier with a straight right, Poirier scores a takedown on Holloway and Holloway gets back up a short time later. Holloway gets free and he nails Poirier with a knee strike to the midsection, Holloway backs Poirier up with a multiple punch combination. Holloway rocks a swinging Poirier with a multiple punch combination, Poirier then hits Holloway with a three punch combination. Holloway gets Poirier against the cage wall while swinging away at him, Poirier starts working the jab against Holloway. Poirier cracks Holloway with a knee strike to the face, Holloway fights back and he nails Poirier with a combination. Poirier grabs Holloway and gets him against the cage wall until the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Poirier (Overall Score: 39-37 for Poirier)

Round Five: The round begins with Poirier attacking Holloway with some leg kicks, Holloway nails Poirier with a kick to the midsection. Holloway starts attacking Poirier with some combinations, Holloway nails a swinging Poirier with a counter left. Poirier nails a swinging Holloway with a counter right to the midsection, Poirier continues catches a swinging Holloway with counter strikes. Holloway goes for a head kick and Poirier blocks it, Poirier and Holloway continue exchanging combinations. Poirier grabs Holloway and gets him against the cage wall, the fighters separate and have a wild striking exchange as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Poirier (Final Score: 49-46 for Poirier)

Official Result: #3 Dustin Poirier def. Max Holloway by unanimous decision (49-46, 49-46, 49-46) to win the title

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