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Here’s all the info you need about how to watch UFC 236.

In mid-March, UFC announced a new agreement that made ESPN+ the single point of purchase for UFC’s biggest events for consumers in the United States.

UFC pay-per-view events are now sold through ESPN+ and will include all the bouts on main event fight cards and will be streamed in both English and Spanish. The prelimary bouts will continue to air national on ESPN and ESPN Deportes.

Early preliminary bouts will be available to all ESPN+ subscribers, as well as on UFC FIGHT PASS and to those who have purchased the PPV. 

Featherweight champ Max Holloway is looking to become a two-division champ when he takes on Dustin Poirier for the interim lightweight title at the main event of UFC 236 in Atlanta's State Farm Arena. The main card begins at 10 p.m. ET, with prelims on ESPN and ESPN Deportes at 8 p.m. ET and early prelims on UFC FIGHT PASS beginning at 6:15 ET. Fans will be able to purchase the PPV through ESPN.com.

Another title belt will be on the line in the co-main event as middleweight contenders Kelvin Gastelum and Israel Adesanya square off for the interim middleweight belt.

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UFC 236 Press Conference Highlights
UFC 236: Press Conference Highlights
UFC 236: Press Conference Highlights
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Check out the highlights from the UFC 236 press conference held in Las Vegas on Friday featuring UFC President Dana White, Max Holloway, Dustin Poirier, Kelvin Gastelum and Israel Adesanya.


UFC 236 Press Conference Faceoffs
UFC 236: Press Conference Faceoffs
UFC 236: Press Conference Faceoffs
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Watch the faceoffs from Friday's UFC 236 Press Conference, featuring Max Holloway and Dustin Poirier.


UFC 236 Countdown: Full Episode
UFC 236 Countdown: Full Episode
UFC 236 Countdown: Full Episode
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Go inside the lives and fight camps of four athletes preparing for UFC 236.  Max Holloway seeks a second UFC belt against Dustin Poirier for the interim lightweight title.  Plus, Kelvin Gastelum battles Israel Adesanya for interim welterweight gold.


Dustin Poirier Top 5 Finishes
UFC 236: Dustin Poirier Top 5 Finishes
UFC 236: Dustin Poirier Top 5 Finishes
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Watch Dustin Poirier's Top 5 finishes ahead of his upcoming title fight against Max Holloway.


UFC 236: Inside the Octagon - Holloway vs Poirier 2
UFC 236: Inside the Octagon - Holloway vs Poirier 2
UFC 236: Inside the Octagon - Holloway vs Poirier 2
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John Gooden and Dan Hardy return to preview UFC 236: Holloway vs Poirier


UFC 236: Louder
UFC 236: Louder
UFC 236: Louder
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Two belts are on the line as a pair of interim title fights headline UFC 236 in Atlanta, Georgia, on April 13. In the main event, featherweight champion Max Holloway faces Dustin Poirier, while in the co-main event Kelvin Gastelum faces Israel Adesanya.


UFC 236: Under the Pressure
UFC 236: Under the Pressure
UFC 236: Under the Pressure
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Featherweight champion Max Holloway takes his impressive win streak up a division to challenge Dustin Poirier for the interim lightweight belt on Saturday, April 13 at UFC 236. In the co-main event Kelvin Gastelum faces Israel Adesanya for the interim middleweight championship.


Dustin Poirier Re-Watches His Fight With Max Holloway
Dustin Poirier Re-Watches His Fight With Max Holloway
Dustin Poirier Re-Watches His Fight With Max Holloway
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UFC 236: Believe
UFC 236: Believe
UFC 236: Believe
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UFC 236 Free Fight: Adesanya vs Silva
UFC 236 Free Fight: Gastelum vs Bisping
UFC 236 Free Fight: Poirier vs Holloway 1
UFC 236 Free Fight: Holloway vs Ortega
UFC 236: Forrest Breakdown - Holloway vs Poirier 2
UFC 236: Forrest Breakdown - Holloway vs Poirier 2
UFC 236: Forrest Breakdown - Holloway vs Poirier 2
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Former UFC champion Forrest Griffin breaks down the UFC 236 main event between Max Holloway and Dustin Poirier.


Israel Adesanya: Why I Fight
Israel Adesanya: Why I Fight
Israel Adesanya: Why I Fight
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Hear from Israel Adesanya before his fight against Kelvin Gastelum this weekend about why the title challenger loves to fight.


Max Holloway: Top 5 Finishes
Max Holloway: Top 5 Finishes
Max Holloway: Top 5 Finishes
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Watch Max Holloway's Top 5 finishes ahead of his upcoming lightweight title fight at UFC 236.


UFC 236 Embedded: Episode 1
UFC 236 Embedded: Episode 1
UFC 236 Embedded: Episode 1
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On Episode 1 of UFC 236 Embedded, featherweight champion Max Holloway puts the pedal to the metal at a Porsche development track. Middleweight title contender Kelvin Gastelum takes on his final week of camp and visits the beach with family. At the gym, lightweight title contender Dustin Poirier puts in work alongside coach Mike Brown, teammate Thiago Alves and his daughter Parker. UFC 236 Embedded is an all-access, behind-the-scenes video blog leading up to the two title fights taking place Saturday, April 13th on Pay-Per-View, available on ESPN Plus.


Path of Ascension: Max Holloway
Path of Ascension: Max Holloway
Path of Ascension: Max Holloway
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Featherweight champion Max Holloway talks us through a few of his memorable fights as he was ascending up the featherweight ranks.


UFC 236: Open Workout Recap
UFC 236: Open Workout Recap
UFC 236: Open Workout Recap
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The athletes of UFC 236 put on a show at Open Workouts inside of the College Football Hall of Fame.


UFC 236 Embedded: Episode 2
UFC 236 Embedded: Episode 2
UFC 236 Embedded: Episode 2
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On Episode 2 of UFC 236 Embedded, middleweight title contender Kelvin Gastelum packs his fight week essentials: clothes, underwear, gear and lucky panda. Featherweight champion and lightweight title contender Max Holloway turns a scenic hike into a competition with his teammate. Lightweight title contender Dustin Poirier puts the finishing touches on a perfectly planned fight camp. And middleweight title contender Israel Adesanya arrives in Atlanta after a long flight from New Zealand. UFC 236 Embedded is an all-access, behind-the-scenes video blog leading up to the two title fights taking place Saturday, April 13th on Pay-Per-View, available on ESPN Plus.


UFC 236: Forrest Breakdown - Holloway vs Poirier 2
UFC 236: Forrest Breakdown - Holloway vs Poirier 2
UFC 236: Forrest Breakdown - Holloway vs Poirier 2
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Former UFC champion Forrest Griffin breaks down the UFC 236 main event between Max Holloway and Dustin Poirier.


UFC 236 Embedded: Episode 3
UFC 236 Embedded: Episode 3
UFC 236 Embedded: Episode 3
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On Episode 3 of UFC 236 Embedded, lightweight title contender Dustin Poirier has his hair cut by supporters in his adopted Florida home. Featherweight champion Max Holloway signs autographs and gets a tutorial in fight night tech. Middleweight title opponents Israel Adesanya and Kelvin Gastelum arrive in Atlanta after unexpectedly circuitous air journeys. UFC 236 Embedded is an all-access, behind-the-scenes video blog leading up to the two title fights taking place Saturday, April 13th on Pay-Per-View, available on ESPN Plus.


Holloway vs Poirier 2: This Time for the Title
Holloway vs Poirier 2: This Time for the Title
Holloway vs Poirier 2: This Time for the Title
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In 2012 Max Holloway and Dustin Poirier first faced off as fresh faces in the UFC with Poirier emerging victorious. Now, over seven years later they run it back, this time for the interim lightweight title at UFC 236.


UFC 236 Embedded: Episode 4
UFC 236 Embedded: Episode 4
UFC 236 Embedded: Episode 4
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On Episode 4 of UFC 236 Embedded, opponents Eryk Anders and Khalil Rountree train for what they predict will be a light heavyweight slugfest. Middleweight title contender Israel Adesanya and lightweight title contender Dustin Poirier show some skin for the camera. Featherweight champion Max Holloway introduces the man who calls the shots during his fights. And the stars of the main and comain, including middleweight title contender Kelvin Gastelum, hype up the crowd at open workouts. UFC 236 Embedded is an all-access, behind-the-scenes video blog leading up to the two title fights taking place Saturday, April 13th on Pay-Per-View, available on ESPN Plus.


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UFC 236 PRESS CONFERENCE RECAP
UFC 236 Max Holloway vs Dustin Poirier 2 press conference - HERO
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By Gavin Porter

Recap What Max Holloway, Dustin Poirier, Kelvin Gastelum and Israel Adasanya said at the UFC 236 press conference. (Read more)

THE RISE OF ISRAEL ADESANYA: FIGHT BY FIGHT

By Thomas Gerbasi

Israel Adesanya will take on Kelvin Gastelum for UFC gold at UFC 236. How did he get here? Find out. (Read more)

KELVIN GASTELUM: THE MIDDLEWEIGHT EDITION
Kelvin Gastelum - UFC Fight Night: Belfort v Gastelum

By Thomas Gerbasi

Kelvin Gastelum's tug of war between welterweight and middleweight has finally been decided as he fights for the 185-pound interim belt at UFC 236. (Read more)

MAX HOLLOWAY DOESN'T CARE ABOUT BELTS

By Zac Pacleb

Even though Max Holloway is going for "double-champ" status, all he cares about is being considered the best ever. (Read more)

DUSTIN POIRIER PUNCHING HIS WAY TOWARDS DESTINY
GLENDALE, AZ - APRIL 11:  Dustin Poirier holds an open workout for fans and media at Gila River Arena on April 11, 2018 in Glendale, Arizona.  (Photo by Jennifer Stewart/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

By Steve Latrell

"This was twelve years of work and preparation. This was no mistake." (Read more)

GASTELUM EXCITED TO DERAIL ADESANYA'S HYPE TRAIN

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The Path To A Championship Hasn't Been Easy, But Kelvin Gastelum Is Ready To Make The Most Of His Opportunity. (Read more)
 

SOUKHAMTHATH MADE IT, NOW HIS GOAL IS TO STAY
FRESNO, CA - DECEMBER 09:  Andre Soukhamthath celebrates his victory over Luke Sanders in their featherweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event inside Save Mart Center on December 9, 2017 in Fresno, California. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa L

By Thomas Gerbasi

“The goal was to get here; now I need to stay here,” Soukhamthath said. “I really enjoy fighting for the UFC, the biggest promotion in the world with the most talent, and I am just blessed to be a part of it." (Read more)

FAB FIVE: DUSTIN POIRIER'S TOP FIGHTS

By Thomas Gerbasi

Take A Look Back At 5 Unforgettable Performances By "The Diamond" (Read more)

FAB FIVE: MAX HOLLOWAY'S TOP FIGHTS
Max Holloway vs Brian Ortega
April 1, 2019

By Thomas Gerbasi

On Saturday, April 13, the featherweight champion moves up to 155 pounds to face Dustin Poirier for the interim lightweight title. What a ride it’s been, as you will see below. (Read more)

THE GAME HAS SLOWED DOWN FOR MAX GRIFFIN
MEXICO CITY, MEXICO - NOVEMBER 05:  Max Griffin of the United States celebrates his victory over Erick Montano of Mexico in their welterweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event at Arena Ciudad de Mexico on November 5, 2016 in Mexico City, Mexico. (Pho

By E. Spencer Kyte

“They say when you play in the NBA or the NFL that everything is in fast forward when you get onto the field compared to college and the UFC used to be on fast-forward for me.” (Read more)

ON THE RISE: UFC 236 EDITION

By E. Spencer Kyte

Here’s a closer look at three fighters in the early stages of their careers worth keeping an eye on long term. This is the UFC 236 edition of On the Rise. (Read more)

MONTEL JACKSON: "I'M JUST GETTING STARTED"
LAS VEGAS, NV - JUNE 12:  Montel Jackson celebrates after his TKO victory over Rico Disciullo in their bantamweight bout during Dana White's Tuesday Night Contender Series at the TUF Gym on June 12, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/DWTNCS
Montel Jackson celebrates after his TKO victory over Rico Disciullo (Photo by Jeff Bottari/DWTNCS LLC)

By Thomas Gerbasi

Jackson's been building up a nice fan following and starting to get recognized as a top prospect at 135 pounds. Is he getting tired of being a celebrity yet? “No, I’m just getting started,” he laughs. (Read more)

UFC 236: FIGHT BY FIGHT
Opponents Kelvin Gastelum and Israel Adesanya face off during the UFC 236 Press Conference

By Damon Martin

Preview the entire UFC 236 fight card with this edition of Fight by Fight. (Read more)

MILLENDER ON A MISSION
AUSTIN, TX - FEBRUARY 18:  Curtis Millender reacts after defeating Thiago Alves of Brazil in their welterweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event at Frank Erwin Center on February 18, 2018 in Austin, Texas. Millender won by KO.  (Photo by Josh Hedges/

By Damon Martin

“I’ve got to let everybody know in the division it’s not going to be easy like that. It’s not. You’re going to have a problem every time you fight me." (Read more)

FIVE QUESTIONS WITH LAUREN MUELLER
GLENDALE, AZ - APRIL 14:  (R-L) Lauren Mueller punches Shana Dobson in their women's flyweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at the Gila Rivera Arena on April 14, 2018 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Imag

By Steve Latrell

"Princess Tiger" is ready to 'shock people' at UFC 236. (Read more)

ISRAEL ADESANYA IS IN FULL CONTROL OF HIS DESTINY
GLENDALE, AZ - APRIL 14:  (R-L) Israel Adesanya of Nigeria punches Marvin Vettori of Italy in their middleweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at the Gila Rivera Arena on April 14, 2018 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa

By Thomas Gerbasi

Getting ready for his shot at gold, Israel Adesanya isn't paying any attention to anyone else's thoughts. (Read more)

MUHAMMAD GOING BACK TO THE BASICS
Belal Muhammad celebrates his victory over Jordan Mein in their welterweight bout during the UFC 213 event at T-Mobile Arena on July 8, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)

By Damon Martin

“I need to go back to what got me here — the basics,” Muhammad explained. “I’m the type of guy where I want to do something crazy to get the fans to want to watch me." (Read more)

SAINT PREUX EXPECTS A NEW KRYLOV IN SATURDAY'S REMATCH
SINGAPORE - JUNE 20:  Ovince Saint Preux of United States participates in the UFC Fight Night Open Workout at OCBC Square on June 20, 2018 in Singapore.  (Photo by Suhaimi Abdullah - Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC)

By E. Spencer Kyte

“I was surprised, but at the same time, I take it as a challenge because I’m not fighting the Nikita that I fought in 2014,” Saint Preux said about getting matched up with the now 27-year-old Ukrainian fighter. (Read more)

THE WARRIOR ETHOS OF MATT FREVOLA

By Steve Latrell

Matt Frevola's competitiveness isn't just internal. It runs in the family. (Read more)

KELVIN GASTELUM BELIEVES HE WANTS IT MORE
SHANGHAI, CHINA - NOVEMBER 25: Kelvin Gastelum punches Michael Bisping of England in their middleweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event inside the Mercedes-Benz Arena on November 25, 2017 in Shanghai, China. (Photo by Brandon Magnus/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
SHANGHAI, CHINA - NOVEMBER 25: Kelvin Gastelum punches Michael Bisping of England in their middleweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event inside the Mercedes-Benz Arena on November 25, 2017 in Shanghai, China. (Photo by Brandon Magnus/Zuffa LLC via Ge

By Thomas Gerbasi

Kelvin Gastelum is eager to get to his long-awaited title shot, and he's confident he has more will-power than anyone else. (Read more)

FIVE QUESTIONS WITH BOSTON SALMON
LAS VEGAS, NV - JULY 11:  (L-R) Boston Salmon punches Ricky Turcios in their bantamweight bout during Dana White's Tuesday Night Contender Series at the TUF Gym on July 11, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Brandon Magnus/DWTNCS)

By Steve Latrell

It's Finally Time For Salmon To Make His UFC Debut. (Read more)

UFC 236: ON THE LINE

By Walker Van Wey

UFC 236 is around the corner and lines are tightening up which means the time to procrastinate your bets is quickly slipping away from you. That’s where we come in. (Read more)

UFC 236: OFFICIAL WEIGH-IN RESULTS

UFC Staff Report

Follow along live as the fighters of UFC 236 hit the scales. (Read more)

ANDERS' FULL ATHLETIC POTENTIAL TO BE ON DISPLAY IN ATLANTA
SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - SEPTEMBER 22: Eryk Anders stands in his corner prior to facing Thiago Santos of Brazil in their middleweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event at Ibirapuera Gymnasium on September 22, 2018 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - SEPTEMBER 22: Eryk Anders stands in his corner prior to facing Thiago Santos of Brazil in their middleweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event at Ibirapuera Gymnasium on September 22, 2018 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Buda Mende

By Thomas Gerbasi

"I’ve changed some strategic things, some coaching points and I think for the first time in my fighting career I’m gonna utilize my full athletic potential as well as show off a newly developed skill set." (Read more)

DUSTIN POIRIER IS DONE PROVING HIMSELF, HE'S HERE FOR THE BELT
GLENDALE, AZ - APRIL 14: (R-L) Dustin Poirier punches Justin Gaethje in their lightweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at the Gila Rivera Arena on April 14, 2018 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

By Thomas Gerbasi

"The Diamond" Is Motivated, Prepared And Ready To Make His Dream Happen. (Read more)

FIVE QUESTIONS WITH DWIGHT GRANT
ATLANTA, GA - APRIL 11: Dwight Grant interacts with the media during the UFC 236 Ultimate Media Day at Hyatt Regency Atlanta on April 11, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

By Steve Latrell

Grant Plans To Make The Most Of His Opportunity At UFC 236. (Read more)

ROUNTREE IS PROOF NOT TO RUSH JUDGEMENT
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BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA - NOVEMBER 16: Khalil Rountree Jr. waits backstage during the UFC Fight Night weigh-in event inside Arena Parque Rosa on November 16, 2018 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. (Photo by Mike Roach/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

By E. Spencer Kyte

“Yes. I’ll stop you there. I’m stopping you now. Yes,” interjects Rountree long before hearing the entire question. “Yes — the media and everybody rushes us too damn much." (Read more)