UFC President Dana White revealed that the winner in this night UFC 236 main event will be getting a title shot against the current lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov (27-0).
Max Holloway (20-3) and Dustin Poirier (24-5) will face each other tonight for the interim lightweight belt and the stakes in the rematch between the two just got extremely higher.
— Jed I. Goodman (@jedigoodman) April 12, 2019
“Blessed” is the current featherweight champion of UFC and he hasn’t lost a fight in the last 6 years (Conor McGregor, 2013). Poirier, on the other hand, is #3 in the official UFC lightweight rankings and if the 30-year-old American manages to get the W tonight, he’ll land his first ever title shot in UFC.
White also said he hopes Khabib’s next title defence will take place in September when his 9 months NSAC suspension expires.