The wait is almost over. On 13 April, Atlanta, Georgia will host UFC 236: Holloway vs. Poirier.
The card will be the first UFC pay-per-view that isn't available through traditional television providers in the United States. US fans will need an ESPN+ subscription in order to see these highly anticipated matchups.
In the main event, reigning featherweight champ Max Holloway will take on Dustin Poirier for the interim UFC Lightweight Championship. The co-headliner is a bout between surging contender Israel Adesanya and hard-hitting wrestler, Kelvin Gastelum — with the interim UFC Middleweight Championship on the line.
In the undercard, former title challenger Ovince Saint Preux will be in action, as he squares off against Ukrainian standout, Nikita Krylov. UFC 236 also marks the return of former Alabama Crimson Tide linebacker, Eryk "Ya Boi" Anders.
There are plenty of questions to be answered heading into UFC 236 —so let's get to them.
5. Can Max Holloway Become A 2-Divison Champ?
UFC featherweight champ Max Holloway is currently riding a 13-fight winning streak, with recent victories over stars like Brian Ortega, Jose Aldo, and Anthony Pettis. In fact, he hasn't lost a fight since his 2013 bout with Conor McGregor.
Having essentially cleaned out his division, Holloway will move up to lightweight in an effort to capture the interim strap and become a 2-division champ. Standing in his way will be the well-rounded lightweight contender, Dustin Poirier. Poirier has won his last three bouts against some the best fighters in the division — including former champs Eddie Alvarez and Anthony Pettis.
The two previously fought back in February of 2012, which was Holloway's UFC debut. That evening, it was Poirier who got his hand raised, having won the contest via first round submission.
At UFC 236, we will find out if Holloway can avenge his first loss with the promotion and become just the seventh fighter to win UFC titles in multiple weight classes.
From 1999-2003 Jacques performed on the Florida independent pro wrestling circuit. He also has an amateur wrestling background and currently holds a certification in Krav Maga. Jacques graduated from the University of Central Florida in 2003, with a bachelor's degree in Political Science. He currently resides in Chicago, Illinois. Follow him on twitter @goodeals79.