Nov 12 2022
Saturday

Madison Square Garden, New York City, United States

Main Card
3 rounds contest @ Lightweight
28-7-0
Sub 3
Sub 3
23-7-0

The tape

35
Age
38
5' 9" / 175 cm
Height
5' 8" / 173 cm
72.8" / 185 cm
Reach
68.9" / 175 cm

Tape record

SUBKOKOUDSUB
Form
KOUDKOKOKO
28
Wins
23
14
By KO
11
50
KO%
48
7
By SUB
7
25
SUB%
30
7
Loses
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

Tape rankings @ Lightweight

2
UFC
5
-
Bellator
-
4
Tapology
7

Dustin Poirier vs Michael Chandler report

Who won Poirier vs Chandler?

Dustin Poirier beat Michael Chandler by submission in the 3rd round during the main card of UFC 281, on Saturday 12th November 2022 at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Lightweight division, which meant the weight limit was 155 pounds (11.1 stone or 70.3 KG).

Poirier vs Chandler stats

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

Michael Chandler made his way to the cage with a record of 23 wins, 7 losses and 0 draws, 11 of those wins coming by knock out and 7 by submission.

This was Dustin Poirier's 31st fight in the UFC, having made his debut for the promotion in 2011.

Dustin Poirier's UFC record stood at 22-8-0, while Michael Chandler's came in at 2-3-0.

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

If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Chandler had a slight advantage over Poirier, with a 30% submission rate over Poirier's 25%.

Dustin Poirier was the younger man by 3 years, at 35 years old.

Poirier had a height advantage of 1 inch over Chandler. That also extended to a 4-inch reach advantage.

Poirier was 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 had fought 21 more professional rounds, 89 to Chandler's 68.

Poirier vs Chandler form

Poirier had beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges once.

In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Islam Makhachev at UFC 302 on 1st June 2024 by submission in the 5th round in their UFC Lightweight championship fight at Prudential Center, Newark, United States.

Previous to that, he had won against Benoit Saint-Denis at UFC 299 on 9th March 2024 by knockout in the 2nd round at Kaseya Center, Miami.

Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Justin Gaethje at UFC 291 on 29th July 2023 by knockout in the 2nd round at Vivint Arena, Salt Lake City.

Before that, he had beaten Michael Chandler at UFC 281 on 12th November 2022 by submission in the 3rd round at Madison Square Garden, New York City.

He had been defeated by Charles Oliveira at UFC 269 on 11th December 2021 by submission in the 3rd round in their UFC Lightweight championship fight at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

Michael Chandler had stopped 3 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had 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 was victorious against 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 activity leading into the fight, Dustin Poirier had been fighting more than Michael Chandler.

Going to this contest, Dustin Poirier had last fought 20 days ago, while Michael Chandler's last outing had been 2 years, 1 month and 14 days ago.

Poirier's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 6 months and 10 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 3 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 15 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3 rounds on average.

Chandler's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 10 months and 14 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months and 9 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 9 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1.8 rounds on average.

What were the odds on Poirier vs Chandler?

Dustin Poirier was a 9/20 (-220) favourite going into the contest, while Michael Chandler made his way into the ring at 9/5 (+180) with oddsmakers.

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