UFC 236

MMA Junkie’s ‘Submission of the Month’ for April: A record-setting tapout

With another action-packed month in the books, MMA Junkie looks at the best submissions from April 2019: Here are the five nominees, listed in chronological order, and winner of MMA Junkie’s “Submission of the Month” award for April. At the bottom of the post, let us know if we...

USA TODAY Sports/MMA Junkie MMA rankings, April 16: What moves did UFC 236’s new champs make?

A pair of new champs – albeit ones of the interim variety – were crowned this past Saturday at UFC 236. In the main event at State Farm Arena in Atlanta, Dustin Poirier (25-5 MMA, 17-4 UFC) became the interim lightweight champion with a decision win over featherweight champ Max Holloway...

UFC 236 reactions: Winning and losing fighters on social media

Since the early days when the sport was anything but a mainstream endeavor, the MMA industry has thrived and survived through various websites, forums and, perhaps most importantly, social-media platforms. Fighters interact with fans, each other and many more through the likes of Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, which helps...

UFC 236 winner Matt Frevola: ‘I took what was mine’ from Jalin Turner

nt" Matt Frevola finally got his first UFC win on Saturday night. Frevola grinded past Jalin Turner at UFC 236 to earn a clean-sweep unanimous decision in the lightweight bout, a victory that felt like a long time coming. Frevola earned his way into the UFC in August 2017...

At UFC 236, skill sold without any help from manufactured malice

Did you notice anything strange about those two amazing fights that co-headlined UFC 236? Anything, you know, unusual for the current UFC climate? Think hard. Think back to before, but also after. Here’s a hint: It’s as much about what didn’t happen as what actually did. And it was...

Jon Jones says he’s done with Israel Adesanya after showing his ‘stripes’

Jon Jones appears to be moving on from his spat with Israel Adesanya. A rivalry between UFC light heavyweight champion Jones (24-1 MMA, 18-1 UFC) and interim middleweight titleholder Adesanya (17-0 MMA, 6-0 UFC) has flared up in the lead-up to and aftermath of UFC 236, which saw “The...

Sean Shelby’s Shoes: What’s next for Dustin Poirier, Israel Adesanya after UFC 236 title wins?

nt" (ALSO SEE: Sean Shelby’s Shoes: What’s next for Max Holloway, Kelvin Gastelum after UFC 236 losses?) Fighters with two different types of journeys reached interim UFC champion status at UFC 236 when Dustin Poirier and Israel Adesanya claimed belt. Poirier (25-5 MMA, 17-4 UFC) improved his record to...

Sean Shelby’s Shoes: What’s next for Max Holloway, Kelvin Gastelum after UFC 236 losses?

(ALSO SEE: Sean Shelby’s Shoes: What’s next for Dustin Poirier, Israel Adesanya after UFC 236 title wins?) ATLANTA – UFC 236 provided two of the most memorable title fights in recent memory, but there could only be one winner in each bout, and unfortunately for Max Holloway and Kelvin...

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