Max Holloway (DK: 9,100): Our Must-Have comes into this fight with a 20-3 record and 16-3 in the UFC. Max is currently on a 13-fight win streak with back-to-back victories over former champion Jose Aldo and a complete dismantling of Brian Ortega. In his 20 wins, he’s gone to decision eight times, won by submission twice and won by (T)KO ten times. Holloway is currently a -190 favorite with +123 odds to finish the fight inside the distance.
This fight between Max Holloway and Dustin Poirer should be one of the most entertaining fights of the year. Both will likely look to stand and trade blows. Holloway is unique in that he increases his volume as the fight goes on and he sees his opponent tire. Max has cardio for days that allows him to do that. Max throws 6.9 significant strikes per minute while Poirer absorbs 3.69 significant strikes per minute. Max also has good takedown defense (83%) which will make it tough for Poirer to get this fight to the mat. Max also has great fight IQ, usually figuring out his opponents after a round or two, allowing him to pick his shots and unload on his opponents. Poirer has only been to the championship rounds once versus Justin Gaethje, and in that round, you could see that he was gassing. The longer this fight goes, the better for Max as his pressure and pace will take a toll on Poirer, causing him to fade down the stretch. Since this fight is five rounds, those significant strikes will rack up the points quickly, so expect Max to score 100+ DK points. Max Holloway can be used in all formats as our daily fantasy MMA Must-Have. Make sure to subscribe to find out all our other plays for UFC 236.
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