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The top of the UFC Prague billing just concluded with the promotion’s #6 ranked light heavyweight Thiago Santos drop the #4 ranked Jan Blachowicz in the third round, and finish him off with ground strikes. Santos is now 3-0 at 205-pounds, winning each of them by way of finish. The win for Santos also broke up a four-fight winning streak for Blachowicz.

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Max Holloway will look to become the next champ champ in the UFC when he meets Dustin Poirier for a 155-pound interim title at UFC 236.

The odd man out of the lightweight title picture, for now at least, looks to be Tony Ferguson. Instead of El Cucuy getting another shot to win a 155-pound interim title, the UFC will go with a bout between current featherweight champ Max Holloway and Dustin Poirier for the interim belt.

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The big news on Friday night from the UFC was confirmation that featherweight champion Max Holloway will move up to lightweight to challenge Dustin Poirier for the interim title in the UFC 236 main event. For fans wondering why Tony Ferguson isn’t involved despite being the #1 contender, it appears as if Ferguson had no interest in being in another interim championship.

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“The Irish Dragon” Paul Felder got the better of a three-round standup battle with the company’s #10 ranked James Vick in the UFC Phoenix co-main event.

Felder landed some hard haymakers in the opening round, plus a spinning elbow that hit its mark. Vick landed quite a few clean crosses of his own. Some more solid right hands landed for both guys throughout, as well as a fair amount of leg kicks. Felder had a big moment when he wobbled Vick, and chased him down in an attempt to finish. Some damaging calf kicks also scored for Felder, forcing Vick to limp on a few occasions.

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UFC middleweight champion Robert Whittaker talks about Kelvin Gastelum having the title belt during UFC 234, and his next plans after he heals up from injury.

Middleweight title challenger Kelvin Gastelum was greatly upset by the sudden cancellation of his championship fight against Robert Whittaker at UFC 234 last weekend. The TUF 17 alum then expressed his disappointment by declaring himself champion and parading around the arena with Henry Cejudo’s UFC title belt on his shoulder.

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I talked to my team and maybe I think it makes sense, a fight with me and Nick Diaz in Curitiba. Let’s go see. It’s just waiting for (UFC president) Dana (White) because it’s not time to make decisions. Hopefully, I fight in Curitiba.”

Should Silva and Diaz fight, it would be a rematch of their UFC 183 main event encounter four years ago that Silva won by unanimous decision. However, the result of that bout was later overturned to a no contest when Silva tested positive for anabolic steroids and Diaz tested positive for marijuana.

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