Tape rankings @ Lightweight
Who won Poirier vs Holloway?
Dustin Poirier beat Max Holloway by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest, during the main event of UFC 236, on Saturday 13th April 2019 at State Farm Arena in Atlanta.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Dustin Poirier.
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 Holloway stats
Dustin Poirier stepped into the ring with a record of 24 wins, 5 loses and 0 draws, 12 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 7 by submission.
Max Holloway made his way to the ring with a record of 20 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, with 10 of those wins by knock out and 2 by submission.
The stats suggested that Poirier and Holloway have similar power, both with a 50% knock out percentage.
Dustin Poirier was the older man by 3 years, at 33 years old.
Holloway had a height advantage of 2 inches over Poirier. Despite this, he had 4-inch reach advantage.
Poirier was arguably the more experienced fighter, having had 6 more fights, and made his debut in 2009, 1 year and 3 months earlier than Holloway, whose first professional fight was in 2010. He had fought 20 less professional rounds, 77 to Holloway's 97.
Poirier's last 4 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 6 months and 2 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 4 months and 17 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 12 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3 rounds on average.
Holloway's last 3 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 2 months and 10 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 8 months and 24 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 10 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.3 rounds on average.