Last update: 03.20.2019
With UFC 235 Jones vs Smith going to the books as one of the most boring events in recent memory despite the new Welterweight champion in Kamaru Usman, all eyes are on the Holloway vs Poirier rematch where the interim Lightweight title belt will be on the line in State Farm Arena, Atlanta, 10:00 pm ET on April 13. And we are here to show you how to watch UFC 236 Holloway vs Poirier 2 live online.
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List of the UFC 236 events
UFC 236 Early prelims (ESPN+, UFC.tv Fight Pass), 6:15 pm ET
- Curtis Millender (17-4-0) vs Belal Muhammad (14-3-0), Welterweight
- Lauren Mueller (5-1-0) vs Poliana Botelho (7-2-0), Women Strawweight
- Montel Jackson (7-1-0) vs Andre Soukhamthath (13-6-0), Bantamweight
UFC 235 Prelims (ESPN), 8:00 pm ET
- Jalin Turner (8-4-0) vs Matt Frevola (6-1-1), Lightweight
- Wilson Reis (23-9-0) vs Alexandre Pantoja (20-3-0), Flyweight
- Max Griffin (14-6-0) vs Zelim Imadaev (8-0-0), Welterweight
UFC 236 Main card (ESPN+ PPV), 10:00 pm ET
- Max Holloway (20-3-0) vs Dustin Poirier 24-5-0, 1NC), Main event for the interim Lightweight title
- Kelvin Gastelum (15-3-0, 1NC) vs Israel Adesanya (16-0-0), Co-main event for the interim Middleweight title
- Eryk Anders (11-3-0) vs Khahil Rountree Jr. (7-2-0, 2NC), Light Heavyweight
- Alan Jouban (16-6-0) vs Beanie Sigel (9-2-0), Welterweight
- Ovince Saint Preux (23-12-0) vs Nikita Krylov (24-6-0), Light Heavyweight
- Boston Salmon (6-1-0) vs Khalid Taha (12-2-0), Featherweight
When does UFC 236 start?
The main card of UFC 236 is set to start on Saturday, April 13, 10:00 pm ET. The event will be held at the State Farm Arena in Atlanta.
Here are the local starting times in different time zones:
- Los Angeles (PT): 7:00 pm
- Chicago (CT): 9:00 pm
- New York (ET): 10:00 pm
- London (BST): 3:00 am, Sunday
- Paris (CET): 4:00 am, Sunday
- Moscow (MSK): 5:00 am, Sunday
- Tokyo (JST): 11:00 am, Sunday
- Sydney (AET): 1:00 pm, Sunday
Any bout can end in a minute or take the whole three or five rounds. That’s why the start of the main event will depend on how long the other duels take. So if you don’t want to miss the fight for the light heavyweight champion title, make sure you’re in front of the screen at 10:00 pm ET.
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What are the UFC 236 predictions?
The fighter odds of each UFC event are subject to fluctuate because of the injuries, poor weigh-in results and other circumstances. A few days before the event, you will find the aggregated betting odds for each fighter along with the predicted outcome. Please be aware that the information below is not betting advice! The numbers are to illustrate how (un)evenly matched the two fighters are.
Max Holloway vs Dustin Poirier
Prediction: Holloway via TKO
In 2012, it was Poirier who won the fight against the UFC debutant, who is now moving up to the lightweight division to challenge the #4 ranked Poirier and is seen as a favorite already. Both fighters hold pretty similar professional records, and neither has a significant size or reach advantage.
The best change that Poirier has is on the ground, where he finished nearly one-third of his bouts, but Holloway has an exceptional 83% takedown defense.
Holloway, known for his outstanding stamina, will try to prolong the fight and keep it on the feet as much as possible, waiting for the opportunity to knockout Poirier. If not, he will try to win by the decision which he has done almost at the same rate.
Kelvin Gastelum vs Israel Adesanya
Prediction: Adesanya via TKO
We believe that Adesanya will continue his impressive 16 win streak and remain undefeated while also adding a 14th knockout. Both fighters are not known for wrestling and Adesanya is a better striker than Gastelum, who also likes kicking the opponents’ legs.
If Gastelum manages to stay on his feet or end up in a dominant position after getting knocked down, there’s a chance he can submit Adesanya. Other than that, expect the 9.5” reach advantage to have an impact on our predicted outcome.
Ovince Saint Preux vs Nikita Krylov
Prediction: Saint Preux via TKO
While Krylov is known for putting people to sleep without any bedtime stories, much of his striking happens while in the clinch. He’s more well-rounded, having better submission and knockout records than veteran Saint Preux. But if the latter manages to keep his distance and stay on foot, he should be able to find a way to neutralize Krylov, who had only one UFC fight in the last two years, losing to Blachowicz.
Eryk Anders vs Khalil Rountree Jr.
Prediction: Eryk Anders via decision
Both fighters are yet to be ranked in UFC’s Light Heavyweight Top 15, but we believe that Eryk Anders will be the first. Anders is a better striker, with 51% accuracy as opposed to Rountree’s 34%. He also lands more significant strikes, with most of them going to the head.
On the other side, Rountree has a much better knockdown ratio and fights more than twice as less, which means he’s a better finisher.
In the end, we believe that Anders will manage to evade Rountree’s power punches and wear him down by taking it to the end of Round 3.
Wilson Reis vs Alexandre Pantoja
Prediction: Pantoja via TKO
Both flyweights are evenly matched, ranking #4 and #5 respectively. We give a slight edge to Pantoja who is a striker with a good takedown defense at 61% that wins via KO/TKO, decision, or submission almost evenly.
On the contrary, Reis is yet to knock out his first UFC opponent, meaning Pantoja can concentrate on staying on his legs, which will be hit by Reis quite often.
Montel Jackson vs Andre Soukhamthath
Prediction: Soukhamthath via submission
Jackson has much less experience in the octagon with only seven fights under his belt, all wins. Both fighters prefer striking, and their stats are quite similar, with Jackson preferring to hit the head more than Soukhamthath. But while Jackson has a significant 5.5” reach advantage, we believe that Soukhamthath will block any serious attempts to knock him out and will win by decision if no opportunities for submission will show up.
Boston Salmon vs Khalid Taha
Prediction: Salmon via decision
Both fighters had their UFC debuts in the past two years ending in decisions, which were favorable to Salmon. Now, for the second fight, they’ll be facing each other, but it’s too hard to tell how they will look after the break.
We’d love to skip this prediction, but we give a super slight advantage to Salmon over Taha and warn about a possibly uneventful bout.
UFC weight classes
Many new UFC fans get confused when they see all the different weight class names. While writing three numbers for maximum weight seems like a more rational decision, Dana White seems to be pleased with the way things are now. That’s why we give you all nine UFC weight classes explained in numbers:
- Strawweight – 115 lb (52.2 kg)
- Flyweight – 125 lb (56.7 kg)
- Bantamweight – 135 lb (61.2 kg)
- Featherweight – 145 lb (65.8 kg)
- Lightweight – 155 lb (70.3 kg)
- Welterweight – 170 lb (77.1 kg)
- Middleweight – 185 lb (83.9 kg)
- Light Heavyweight – 205 lb (93 kg)
- Heavyweight – 265 lb (120.2 kg)
List of the upcoming UFC events
- UFC Fight Night 148 Thompson vs Pettis – Mar 23, 8:00 pm ET
- UFC on ESPN 2 Barboza vs Gaethje – Mar 30, 7:00 pm ET
- UFC 236 Holloway vs Poirier – Apr 13, 10:00 pm ET
- UFC Fight Night 149 Volkov vs Overeem – Apr 20, 1:00 pm ET
- UFC on ESPN 3 Teixeira vs Cutelaba – Apr 27, 9:00 pm ET
- UFC Fight Night 150 Brunson vs Theodorou – May 4, 8:00 pm ET
- UFC 237 Namajunas vs Andrade – May 11
- UFC Fight Night 151 Ladd vs Eubanks – May 18
- UFC Fight Night 152 Gustaffson vs Smith – June 1
- UFC 238 Shevchenko vs Eye – June 8
How to stream UFC 236 live
UFC 236 is the first PPV event with the Main card and Early prelims that are available exclusively on ESPN+ in the US. While the Prelims will continue to be aired on ESPN and ESPN Deportes. This means a big No to the cable and satellite viewers who will now need a decent internet connection to stream the event smoothly.
To purchase UFC 236 PPV (Main card), first you will need an ESPN+ subscription for $4.99/month or $49.99/year. The PPV itself then costs $59.99. New ESPN+ users will get one year’s worth of subscription and one PPV for $79.99. More pricing plans will be announced later.
The good thing is that ESPN+ has plenty of other sports-related content and supports a bunch of devices:
- Amazon Fire TV & Fire Tablet
- Android TV
- Apple TV
- Samsung Smart TV
- Oculus Go
- PlayStation 4 & Xbox One
This means that the US price of the PPV event remains about the same ($65), but you will get some benefit from the ESPN+ subscription that gives the Early prelims and Fight Night events.
If you want to pay for the UFC 236 up to three times less, read on how to do that by getting access from another country with the help of a VPN.
How to watch UFC 236 live outside the US?
Here’s the list of UFC 236 local broadcasters and their supported devices:
- UFC Fight Pass (USA) – Roku, Apple TV, Android, and iOS
- FightNetwork (Canada) – Roku, Apple TV, Android, and iOS devices
- Fox Sports (Australia, Mexico) – Android, iOS, and Apple TV
- Sky Sport or BT Sport (UK) – Mac, Android, iOS, Fire TV, Roku
- DAZN (Germany) – nearly all Operating Systems, browsers, smart TVs, connected devices, and the Xbox One game console
- Viaplay (Sweden, Denmark) – Windows, Mac, Android, iOS, Apple TV, Android TV, Smart TV, Chromecast, PlayStation 3&4, Xbox One, and Google Home
- OSN (Middle East) – Windows, Mac, Android, iOS
- MatchTV.ru (Russia) – Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, iOS (multiple browsers)
- WOWOW (Japan)
- Globo (Brasil)
To stream via UFC.tv, you need to buy a PPV of the Main card. The Prelims are accessible via ESPN, while the Early prelims require either ESPN+ or UFC Fight Pass.
UFC.tv app supports many devices, including Android, iOS, Fire TV, and Roku.
Even if you find PPV and cable available in your current location, you can still get up to 75% off the PPV price with a VPN.
The cheapest way to stream UFC 236 with 75% off
You can get a 75% discount for the UFC 236 PPV because UFC uses geo-blocking and charges each country differently. It also means that in some countries UFC.tv PPV is unavailable.
The issue of geo-blocking can be solved with a VPN. It hides your real IP address and your location, allowing you to connect from a country where UFC 236 PPV is available.
Instead of paying $64.98 for the PPV and the ESPN+ subscription in the US, a VPN can help you find the best offer for this and the upcoming UFC events.
Countries with the cheapest UFC 236 PPV
The cheapest UFC 236 PPV is in Russia, priced below $15. While everyone wants the best price, going for it isn’t always the best thing to do, because you will have to stream the event from the country where you’ve bought it.
VPNs affects connection speed. Therefore, those far from Western Russia should choose an alternative.
Here are the cheapest UFC PPVs in different continents:
- Russia – $15
- Philippines – $17.66
- Germany – $20.29
- Argentina – $34.99
- Canada – $49
Streaming HD content requires 5 Mbps
Before purchasing the PPV, check your connection speed with SpeedTest.net or another tool and see what you get with a VPN turned on. If your speed doesn’t exceed 5 Mbps, chances are you won’t be able to stream UFC 236 in HD. If so, you should instead spend a bit more on a PPV from a less distant country instead of experiencing latency, stuttering, and low video quality.
The best VPN for watching UFC online
The cheapest way to stream UFC is by using a VPN. Now it’s time to pick the best one. Here’s the first rule:
Don’t use a free VPN to watch UFC 234 because they get overcrowded, slowing down your connection
The best VPN for watching UFC live depends on your location and plans. While you can’t go wrong with choosing either NordVPN or ExpressVPN, which are the two industry-leading services, UFC fans in Asia might find Astrill VPN working faster for them because of its unrivaled presence on this continent.
The second rule is to check the money-back guarantee offers. Some, like CyberGhost, offer an impressive 45-day guarantee, allowing you to stream not one but two UFC events for free.
The third rule is to pick a service with a free trial. Most of them require only your email address.
The fourth rule is to think about the number of devices you’ll be streaming the UFC event simultaneously. CyberGhost gives you seven, NordVPN supports six, but there are also options with an unlimited number of devices. This means it might be worth chipping in with your family or friends to purchase a better VPN and share the account.
A guide on streaming UFC 236 Holloway vs Poirier 2 live with a VPN
- Pick your favorite VPN. Check its free trial availability, money-back guarantee, and the number of simultaneous connections.
- Download the VPN client. Most services have apps for Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, and other devices.
- Install your VPN client. Before logging in, check if your username and password are the same you use to access your account section.
- Choose a server. Test your connection speed to see if it’s enough to stream UFC in HD (5 Mbps). If not, pick a server that’s closer to you.
- Go to UFC.tv and purchase the PPV. Don’t forget that the PPV gives you only the Main card bouts. To watch Early prelims, you will need a UFC Fight Pass, while the Prelims are being broadcasted by cable networks, such as ESPN or Fox Sports.
- Wait until April 13, 10:00 pm ET. Use your VPN to connect to the country where you bought the PPV, and stream the event live.
Is there a way to watch UFC 236 PPV live for free?
While it’s easy to find websites streaming UFC for free illegally, we are strictly against such practices
The saddest part is that there’s no guarantee that an illegal UFC 236 stream will not go down in the middle of the main fight.
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