UFC® 236 is now in the books and two new champions have been crowned.
In a battle between two rising stars of the 185-pound division, Israel Adesanya defeated Kelvin Gastelum by unanimous decision to claim the Interim Middleweight Championship.
Then in the main event, Dustin Poirier outlasted Featherweight Champion Max Holloway in a five-round war to claim the Interim Lightweight title.
With two new interim champions, the UFC now has a duo of unification bouts to book. Adesanya will face current Middleweight title holder Robert Whittaker and Poirier will be the next to face undefeated Khabib Nurmagomedov.
UFC 236 was a landscape-shifting event for the promotion and guests of the UFC VIP Experience got to be a part of it every step of the way. Let's take a look back at what it meant to be a VIP at UFC 236.
The ceremonial weigh-ins always produce some of the best visuals of the entire weekend, and the UFC 236 weigh-ins did not disappoint. Guests of the UFC VIP Experience were treated to the best seats in the house, placed right in front of the weigh-ins scale where fighter would come to have their official weight announced to the crowd. After each fighter came up and posed, they would face off against their opponent one last time before the two would meet in The Octagon® on the next night.
Mic'd Up with Modelo
We were joined in hospitality by Bantamweight contender Raphael Assuncao, Women's Flyweight Ashlee Evans-Smith and former WEC Featherweight champion Jens Pulver. The trio were asked several questions from the fans about their lives inside and outside of the cage and how they've seen the sport evolve over the years. One of the best moments of the night was when Pulver claimed he felt like a "proud grandpa" after seeing what the UFC has become over the years and what was made possible through the UFC VIP Experience.
Official Fighter Appearances
- Raphael Assuncao
- Thiago Santos
- Justin Gaethje
- Nina Ansaroff
- Amanda Nunes
- Henry Cejudo
- Jessica Andrade
- Kevin Lee
- Tyron Woodley
- Robbie Lawler
- Kamaru Usman
- Ashlee Evans-Smith
- Jens Pulver
- Kenda Perez
- Junior Dos Santos
Fighters Interviewing Guests
For some UFC fans, it's a dream to get to talk to your favorite fighters. But what if you got to be interviewed by your favorite fighters? Guests in hospitality were treated to a special experience as fighters like Junior Dos Santos, Kevin Lee, Justin Gaethje and more took the mic to ask UFC VIP Experience guests some of the biggest questions before UFC 236.
Take a look at what they had to say:
After one of the best cards of the year and a night full of meeting fighters, guests of the UFC VIP Experience got to get even closer to the UFC by engaging in The Octagon Tour following the main event.
With the remnants of the wars between Poirier and Holloway and Adesanya and Gastelum still remaining on the mat, guests were able to feel the energy, emotion and spectacle that went into one of the most historic nights in the history of the promotion.
Get an Official Ticket Package for a UFC Event
As the UFC heads into the summer, the biggest fights of the year still await. If you want to be a VIP at a UFC event and receive the treatment above, choose an Official Ticket Package from the UFC VIP Experience. There's no better way to get inside access to the biggest combat sports event in the world.