Apr 14 2018
Saturday

Gila River Arena, Glendale, United States

Main Event
5 rounds contest @ Lightweight
22-5-0
KO 4
KO 4
18-1-0

The tape

35
Age
35
5' 9" / 175 cm
Height
5' 11" / 181 cm
72.8" / 185 cm
Reach
70.1" / 178 cm

Tape record

SUBNCMDKOKO
Form
KOKOKOKOKO
22
Wins
18
10
By KO
15
45
KO%
83
7
By SUB
1
32
SUB%
6
5
Loses
1
2
Stopped
1
1
Tapped
0
0
Draws
0
2009
Debut
2011
28
Bouts
19
52
Rounds
38
3 hours, 25 minutes
Fight Time
2 hours, 30 minutes

Tape rankings @ Lightweight

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UFC
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Bellator
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Tapology
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Dustin Poirier vs Justin Gaethje report

Who won Poirier vs Gaethje?

Dustin Poirier beat Justin Gaethje by knockout in the 4th round during the main event of UFC on FOX 29, on Saturday 14th April 2018 at Gila River Arena in Glendale.

The fight was scheduled to take place over 5 rounds in the Lightweight division, which meant the weight limit was 155 pounds (11.1 stone or 70.3 KG).

Poirier vs Gaethje stats

Dustin Poirier stepped into the octagon with a record of 22 wins, 5 losses and 0 draws, 10 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 7 by submission.

Justin Gaethje made his way to the cage with a record of 18 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 15 of those wins coming by knock out and 1 by submission.

This was Dustin Poirier's 31st fight in the UFC, having made his debut for the promotion in 2011. Justin Gaethje marked his 13th fight for them, having made his own debut for the promotion in 2017.

Dustin Poirier's UFC record stood at 22-8-0, while Justin Gaethje's came in at 8-5-0.

The stats suggested Gaethje had a massive power advantage over Poirier, boasting a 83% knock out percentage over Poirier's 45%.

If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Poirier had a large advantage over Gaethje, boasting a 32% submission rate over Gaethje's 6%.

Dustin Poirier was the same age as Justin Gaethje, at 35 years old.

Gaethje had a height advantage of 2 inches over Poirier. Despite this, he had a 3-inch reach advantage.

Poirier was 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 had fought 23 more professional rounds, 89 to Gaethje's 66.

Activity check

In terms of activity leading into the fight, Justin Gaethje had been fighting more than Dustin Poirier.

Going to this contest, Dustin Poirier had last fought 6 years, 8 months and 4 days ago, while Justin Gaethje's last outing had been 6 years, 7 months and 13 days ago.

Poirier's last 2 fights had come over a period of 7 years, 5 months and 4 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 3 years, 8 months and 16 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 6 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3 rounds on average.

Gaethje's last 2 fights had come over a period of 7 years and 8 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 3 years, 6 months and 5 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 5 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.5 rounds on average.

What were the odds on Poirier vs Gaethje?

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