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Dustin Poirier vs Justin Gaethje preview
When is Poirier vs Gaethje II?
Dustin Poirier could potentially face the challenge of Justin Gaethje, in Summer 2022.
The fight would take place over 5 rounds in the Lightweight division, which means the weight limit would be 155 pounds (11.1 stone or 70.3 KG).
Poirier vs Gaethje II stats
Dustin Poirier would step into the octagon with a record of 29 wins, 7 loses and 0 draws, 14 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 8 by submission.
Justin Gaethje would make his way to the cage with a record of 24 wins, 4 loses and 0 draws, with 19 of those wins by knock out and 1 by submission.
The stats suggest Gaethje would have a massive power advantage over Poirier, boosting at 79% knock out percentage over Poirier's 48%.
If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Poirier would have a large advantage over Gaethje, boasting at 28% submission rate over Gaethje's 4%.
Dustin Poirier is the same age as Justin Gaethje, at 34 years old.
Gaethje has a height advantage of 2 inches over Poirier. Despite this, he has 3-inch reach advantage.
Poirier is currently the more experienced professional fighter, having had 8 more fights, and made his debut in 2009, 2 years and 3 months earlier than Gaethje, whose first professional fight was in 2011. He has fought 21 more professional rounds, 80 to Gaethje's 59.
Poirier vs Gaethje II form
Poirier has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going to the judges twice.
In his last fight, he won against Michael Chandler at UFC 281 on 12th November 2022 by in the 3rd round at Madison Square Garden, New York City, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by 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.
Going into that contest, he had won against Conor McGregor at UFC 264 on 10th July 2021 by knockout in the 1st round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
Before that, he had beat Conor McGregor at UFC 257 on 23rd January 2021 by knockout in the 2nd round at Etihad Arena, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
He had defeated 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.
Gaethje has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight, he won against Rafael Fiziev at UFC 286 on 18th March 2023 by majority decision in their 3 round contest at o2 Arena, London, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had lost to Charles Oliveira at UFC 274 on 7th May 2022 by submission in the 1st round in their UFC Lightweight championship fight at Jeunesse Arena, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Going into that contest, he had won against Michael Chandler at UFC 268 on 6th November 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Madison Square Garden, New York City, United States.
Before that, he had been beaten by Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 254 on 24th October 2020 by submission in the 2nd round in their UFC Lightweight championship fight at UFC Fight Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
He had defeated Tony Ferguson at UFC 249 on 9th May 2020 by knockout in the 5th round at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville, United States.
In terms of recent activity, Dustin Poirier has been fighting more than Justin Gaethje.
Dustin Poirier last fought 4 months and 10 days ago, while Justin Gaethje's last outing was 4 days ago.
Poirier's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 8 months and 23 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 6 months and 18 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 14 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.8 rounds on average.
Gaethje's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 10 months and 13 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 6 months and 28 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 14 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.8 rounds on average.
What are the odds on Poirier vs Gaethje II?
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