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All about the fight between Dustin Poirier and Conor McGregor

All about the fight between Dustin Poirier and Conor McGregor

All about the fight between Dustin Poirier and Conor McGregor, a long-awaited rematch.

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It will be another night that promises strong emotions for MMA lovers, and here you can see everything about the fight between Dustin Poirier and Conor McGregor, valid for UFC 257. The big event will take place this coming Saturday, 23, at UFC Fight Island, in Abu Dhabi, in the United Arab Emirates.

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This major event will feature fights valid for the preliminary card and five fights for the main card, with Dustin Poirier and Conor McGregor as the main match, in the lightweight category.

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To find out everything about the fight between Dustin Poirier and Conor McGregor, you need to understand that this is also a long-awaited rematch, which ended up being for UFC 257.

Dustin Poirier and Conor McGregor - Lightweight

Dustin Poirier
Dustin Poirier is a 32 year old American fighter whose nickname is The Diamond. The athlete is number 2 in the UFC ranking in the lightweight category, in addition to being number 7 in the pound-for-pound ranking.
MMA fighter since 2009, Poirier has 33 fights in his professional record, with 26 wins, 6 losses and one in the contest. Of their triumphs, 12 were by knockout, 7 by submission and 7 by decision of the judges. In their defeats, they were 2 by knockout, 2 by submission and the other 2 by decision of the judges.
The Diamond has gone through events like UFC MMA, Ringside MMA and World Extreme Cagefighting, before arriving at Dana White's UFC.
Poirier's UFC debut came in January 2011, at UFC 125, when he defeated John Grispi by unanimous decision of the judges. In addition, in the same year of his debut, he already showed what he came for, by mending victories against Jason Young and Pablo Garza.
In February 2012, the American defeated none other than Max Holloway, by submission. In the same year, his first defeat by the UFC occurred, he was submitted by South Korean Jun Chan-Sung.
If we count only Dustin's fights for the UFC, there were 18 wins, 5 losses and one in the contest. In addition, he won the interim lightweight belt, but lost the same to Khabib Numagomedov at UFC 242 in 2019.
The fighter's most recent fight was in June 2020, when he defeated Dan Hooker by unanimous decision of the judges, being considered the fight of the night. In view of this, the American already has 7 night fight elections, in addition to having won the Night Performance three times.
Now, the 32-year-old fighter must go all out in the octagon to pursue another triumph, as well as revenge on McGregor for UFC 178 in 2014, when he was defeated in the first round. For this fact, this fight is also worth a rematch, and here you can find everything about the fight between Dustin Poirier and Conor McGregor valid for UFC 257.

Conor McGregor
Even people who are not fans of the sport know Conor McGregor, a legend of the octagons. The Irishman, like his opponent, is 32 years old, he is currently number 4 in the UFC lightweight division, and 13th in the pound-for-pound ranking.
The “Notorious” as he is nicknamed, has been fighting professionally in MMA since 2008, having 26 fights in his cartel, with 22 wins and only 4 losses in his brilliant career. Of their triumphs, 19 were by knockouts, 2 by decision and one by submission. All his defeats were by submission.
If only McGregor's fights for the UFC are counted, there were 10 wins and just 2 losses.
The Irishman is one of the greatest showmen in the sport, even though he is controversial inside and outside the octagons and loves the spotlight.
Currently, Notorious fights in the lightweight division, previously a UFC featherweight. The fighter even has the UFC title in his career, being the only Irishman to achieve the feat.
Before arriving at Dana White's UFC, McGregor went through events like Cage of Truth, Chaos FC, Cage Warriors, among others. Thus, he debuted in the UFC in 2013, defeating Marcus Brimage by technical knockout.
After his debut, he amended 7 triumphs, having also won, none other than the Brazilian José Aldo, winning the featherweight title. The victory was with 13 seconds of fight, being considered the fight for the fastest title in all UFC history.
For Dana White's UFC, McGregor was defeated on only two occasions, against Nate Diaz, in 2016, and by Khabib Nurmagomedov, in 2018, in a fight worth the lightweight belt.
His most recent match took place in January 2020, when he beat Donald Cerrone, by technical knockout, at UFC 246.
In the year 2017, McGregor challenged Floyd Mayweather Jr. to a boxing match. The Irishman was overcome by technical knockout in the tenth round, in the fight that was one of the most watched in history.
For this fact, McGregor should now go focused in search of another victory and in the face of a very complicated opponent.
UFC Betting

MMA fans can, in fact, look forward to a great fight and a great night. Both fighters are very similar in their respective moments, however, McGregor has favoritism, and for that reason it is possible to find an odd worth @ 1.30 for Notorious's triumph at Bet365.
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