All right, who among us is still amazed at the card that was UFC 236 on Saturday evening? I know I still am. Don’t all talk at once if you’re in the same boat as me.
For a card that was unique in the fact that it wasn’t available for purchase through a participating cable or satellite provider, UFC 236 was a great show.
Just think back to Saturday night: You had a systematic and clinical win on the part of Khalil Rountree, Jr. in his fight against Eryk Anders, a fight which saw Rountree score four knockdowns of Anders during the second round.
Most fighters, when faced with that predicament, would have simply gone back to their corner in-between the second and third rounds of the contest and informed their coaches, “Look, I’m taking a beating and am throwing in the towel.”
Even though the odds were stacked against Eryk Anders, he refused to resign from competition on Saturday night. Despite his loss, Anders should be commended for wanting to go back for a third round.
As was stated earlier, not many competitors in his situation would want to, or even be allowed to, continue with the fight.
Let’s switch our focus of discussion to the two title fights that headlined the pay-per-view. In short, these fights were a couple of whoppers.
Both fights went the full five rounds, with Dustin Poirier and Israel Adesanya scoring the Interim Middleweight and Lightweight belts, respectively.
Personally, the best moment of the night came during the Max Holloway vs. Dustin Poirier fight, when Holloway taunted Poirier while having a bloody nose. The UFC captured this moment in the following GIF on its Twitter page during the fight:
During the post-fight press conference, it was revealed that both title fights would be named Fight of the Night for the card:
💰 TWO Fight of the Night bonuses!
All in all, UFC 236 was a great night of action.
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