Conor McGregor gives Dustin Poirier 17th UFC win on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi

Dustin Poirier (©UFC)

Dustin Poirier (©UFC)

Dustin “The Diamond” Poirier, 32, of Coconut Creek, Florida, United States was one of the winners at “UFC 257.” It was the mixed martial arts veteran’s 17th victory in the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

Featuring 11 MMA matches, “UFC 257” took place at the Etihad Arena on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates on January 24, 2021 in the UAE or January 23, 2021 in the United States. In the main event of the evening, Poirier fought Conor “Notorious” McGregor, 32, of Dublin, Ireland in the lightweight division.

Herb Dean served as the referee. He put a stop to the lightweight contest after 2 minutes and 32 seconds when Poirier knocked out McGregor via punches.

It was a rematch between the two top lightweights. In their first encounter on September 27, 2014 at “UFC 178,” which was also refereed by Dean, McGregor knocked out Poirier via punches.

Knocking out McGregor improved Poirier’s professional MMA record to 27 wins, 6 losses, 0 draw and 1 No Contest. From his UFC debut to “UFC 257,” the Coconut Creek native:

  1. defeated Josh Grispi via unanimous decision at “UFC 125” on January 1, 2011
  2. defeated Jason Young via unanimous decision at “UFC 131” on June 11, 2011
  3. submitted Pablo Garza via brabo choke at “UFC on Fox ” on November 12, 2011
  4. submitted Max Holloway via triangle armbar at “UFC 143” on February 4, 2012
  5. defeated Erik Koch via unanimous decision at “UFC 164” on December 28, 2013
  6. knocked out Diego Brandao via punches at “UFC 168” on December 28, 2013
  7. knocked out Diego Ferreira via punches at “UFC Fight Night 63” on April 4, 2015
  8. knocked out Yancy Medeiros via punches at “UFC Fight Night 68” on June 6, 2015
  9. defeated Joseph Duffy via unanimous decision at “UFC 195” on January 2, 2016
  10. knocked out Bobby Green via punches at “UFC 199” on June 4, 2016
  11. defeated Jim Miller via majority decision at “UFC 208” on February 11, 2017
  12. submitted Anthony Pettis via body triangle at “UFC Fight Night 120” on November 11, 2017
  13. knocked out Justin Gaethje via punches at “UFC on Fox 29” on April 14, 2018
  14. knocked out Eddie Alvarez via punches at “UFC on Fox 30” on July 28, 2018
  15. defeated Max Holloway via unanimous decision at “UFC 236” on April 13, 2019
  16. defeated Dan Hooker via unanimous decision at “UFC on ESPN 12” on June 27, 2020
  17. knocked out Conor McGregor at “UFC 257” on January 23, 2021

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