Dustin Poirier stuns McGregor and scores even on UFC 257 – MMA Sports

Dustin Poirier shocked Conor McGregor to score in his second round of TKO wins at UFC 257 on Saturday, January 23rd.

Poirier stunned McGregor with his right hand and put pressure on McGregor until the referee Herb Dean intervened.

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The first fighter to hold two UFC titles at the same time is back in the headline UFC Saturday, January 23, 257.

“Infamous” Conor McGregor will enter the Octagon for the first time in over a year to rematch former £ 155 interim champion Dustin Poirier in Abu Dhabi. This pair acts as the main event for pay-per-view.

McGregor comes out of retirement again to meet his familiar enemies. McGregor defeated Poillar in the first round of TKO at UFC 178 in August 2014.

32-year-old Donald Cerrone finished in January 2020 at UFC 246 via a 40-second TKO. This was after losing to Khabib Nurmagomedov in the fourth round at UFC 229 in October 2018.

Poirier has just been nominated for the “Fight of the Year” for his unanimous victory over Dan Hooker in the UFC at ESPN12 in June. Poirier won six of the last eight games.

His recent defeat was the loss of a third round submission to Nurmagomedov.

This is how their fight went down in terms of round-by-round breakdown and points. Click for a complete list of UFC 257 results here..

Fight against the breakdown

Round 1

McGregor hurried to get started. Referee Herb Dean stopped him, McGregor retreated, and the fight was one. Dustin Poirier lands on his right. Both men trade slightly. Poirier records an early takedown. McGregor stands up and locks Poirier in the cage, Poirier hits his shoulder, and Poirier returns the two to his right. Poirier reverses its position, pushing McGregor against the cage, and McGregor lands his knees on his body. Poirier was on one leg and McGregor shot a short shot while defending. McGregor controls his wrist and pushes Poirier against the cage. Both men talking to each other. The fighter breaks and McGregor lands his elbows as he retreats. Poyer turns his left hand to the east. Here McGregor is tying Poirier to his feet. Poirier takes a jab from McGregor. Poirier shoots hooks and leg kicks. Poirier trying to establish a leg kick. McGregor with a spinning heel kick. Poirier lands the jab. Both men swap to finish the round.

MyMMA News rates it as 10-9 McGregor

Round 2

McGregor landed in the second early stage. The Irish confuse his strike with a punch and a low kick. Poirier shoots a leg kick. Poirier landed on his left, but McGregor backed up his opponent. McGregor catches a leg kick, releases it and throws a high kick. McGregor lands his left hand. Both men let go and frequently choose shots. McGregor will land to the left. Poirier rocks McGourjor with a left punch. Poirier sniffs blood and attacks McGregor. McGregor descends from the right and Poirier flock. With Dean intervening, Poirier takes revenge on his previous loss and wins a second round of TKO.

Official result: Dustin Poirierdef. Conor McGregor via TKO in Round 2.

– MMA Sports

Dustin Poirier stuns McGregor and scores even on UFC 257 Dustin Poirier stuns McGregor and scores even on UFC 257

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