UFC 257: Dustin Poirier Gets One Back From Conor McGregor
Poirier likely punted any hope the UFC had of booking Khabib - McGregor 2 tonight, by scoring an emphatic win at UFC 257.
Dustin Poirier recorded the biggest win of his career tonight at UFC 257, by taking out Conor McGregor in thrilling fashion.
Poirier avenges loss in emphatic fashion
The decorated lightweights battled in the card’s main event, in what marked the second time the two had fought. In 2014, McGregor quickly finished Poirier with a series of punches.
Leading up to tonight’s card, McGregor had predicted he would put on a masterpiece and finish Poirier within 60 seconds. While McGregor threatened with some big shots early on, Poirier countered the star nicely with wrestling and leg kicks.
In round two, as McGregor pressed forward and fired big lefts, Poirier caught him with a series of hard shots. As McGregor tried to recover, Poirier put the former champ on the deck with more punches, and the fight was called.
After the bout, McGregor said he would be back. For weeks prior to the event, UFC President Dana White had made it clear the promotion hoped to book a rematch between Khabib Nurmagomedov and McGregor.
UFC 257 results
Here are the complete results for tonight’s event, which took place in Abu Dhabi.
Dustin Poirier def. Conor McGregor via TKO (punches) R2, 2:32
Michael Chandler def. Dan Hooker via TKO (punches) R1, 2:30
Joanne Calderwood def. Jessica Eye via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Makhmud Muradov def. Andrew Sanchez via TKO (punches) R3, 2:59
Marina Rodriguez def. Amanda Ribas via TKO (strikes) R2, 0:54
Arman Tsarukyan def. Matt Frevola via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-26)
Brad Tavares def. Antonio Carlos Junior via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Julianna Pena def. Sara McMann via submission (rear-naked choke) R3, 3:39
Marcin Prachnio def. Khalil Rountree via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Movsar Evloev def. Nik Lentz via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Amir Albazi def. Zhalgas Zhumagulovc via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
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