Nov 12 2022
Saturday

Madison Square Garden, New York City, United States

UFC 281
3 rounds contest @ Lightweight
28-7-0

est. walkout:

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broadcast start time:

US - TBC / UK - TBC

23-7-0

The tape

33
Age
36
5' 9" / 175 cm
Height
5' 8" / 173 cm
72.8" / 185 cm
Reach
68.9" / 175 cm

Full record

SUB 3KO 1KO 2UD 5SUB 3
Form
KO 2UD 3KO 2KO 1KO 1
28
Wins
23
14
By KO
11
50
KO%
48
7
By Sub
7
25
SUB%
30
7
Losses
7
2
Stopped
4
3
Tapped
0
0
Draws
0
2009
Debut
2009
36
Bouts
30
77
Rounds
65
5 hours, 15 minutes
Fight Time
4 hours, 23 minutes

Current rankings @ Lightweight

2
UFC
5
-
Bellator
-
3
Tapology
6

Dustin Poirier vs Michael Chandler preview

When is Poirier vs Chandler?

Dustin Poirier will face the challenge of Michael Chandler, during the main card of UFC 281, on Saturday 12th November 2022 at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

The fight will be contested over 3 rounds in the Lightweight division, which means the weight limit will be 155 pounds (11.1 stone or 70.3 KG).

Poirier vs Chandler stats

Dustin Poirier steps into the ring with a record of 28 wins, 7 loses and 0 draws, 14 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 7 by submission.

Michael Chandler will make his way to the ring with a record of 23 wins, 7 loses and 0 draws, with 11 of those wins by knock out and 7 by submission.

The stats suggest Poirier has a slight advantage in power over Chandler, with a 50% knock out percentage over Chandler's 48%.

Dustin Poirier is the younger man by 3 years, at 33 years old.

Poirier has a height advantage of 1 inch over Chandler. This also extends to a 4-inch reach advantage.

Poirier is the more experienced professional fighter, having had 5 more fights, and made his debut in 2009, 2 months earlier than Chandler, whose first professional fight was in 2009. He has fought 12 more professional rounds, 77 to Chandler's 65.

Poirier vs Chandler form

Poirier has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going to the judges once.

In his last fight, he lost to Charles Oliveira at UFC 269 on 11th December 2021 by in the 3rd round in their UFC Lightweight championship fight at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.

Previous to that, he had beat Conor McGregor at UFC 264 on 10th July 2021 by knockout in the 1st round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.

Going into that contest, he had won against Conor McGregor at UFC 257 on 23rd January 2021 by knockout in the 2nd round at Etihad Arena, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

Before that, he had beat Dan Hooker at UFC Vegas 4 on 27th June 2020 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.

He had been beaten by Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 242 on 7th September 2019 by unanimous decision in the 3rd round in their UFC Lightweight championship fight at du Arena, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

Michael Chandler has stopped 3 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight, he defeated Tony Ferguson at UFC 274 on 7th May 2022 by knockout in the 2nd round at Jeunesse Arena, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Previous to that, he had lost to Justin Gaethje at UFC 268 on 6th November 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Madison Square Garden, New York City, United States.

Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Charles Oliveira at UFC 262 on 15th May 2021 by knockout in the 2nd round in their UFC Lightweight championship fight at Toyota Center, Houston.

Before that, he had defeated Dan Hooker at UFC 257 on 23rd January 2021 by knockout in the 1st round at Etihad Arena, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

He had won against Benson Henderson at Bellator 243 on 7th August 2020 by knockout in the 1st round at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, United States.

Activity check

In terms of recent activity, Michael Chandler has been fighting more than Dustin Poirier.

Dustin Poirier last fought 9 months and 19 days ago, while Michael Chandler's last outing was 4 months and 23 days ago.

Poirier's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years and 23 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 7 months and 11 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 14 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.8 rounds on average.

Chandler's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 1 month and 23 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 5 months and 5 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 9 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 1.8 rounds on average.

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